Fellow members of the forum, I have been 'lurking' on this forum for quite a while and have never really had much to contribute. To get a background on me. I am in my late 20s and live in Subtropical climate of Brisbane, Australia. I work in a job that doesn't always require me to wear a suit, but due to my interest in clothing I always take the opportunity to wear a suit or sports jacket when weather or occassion permits. Unfortunately where I live I unable to buy most of the clothes and shoes that other forum members are lucky to have more regular contact with me. Another factor that is limiting for me is my budget. For me to purchase shoes of higher quality from manufacturers (like borrelli, zegna, churchs or fratelli rossetti, even tods - I know these guys are lobb or green). i need to outlay alot of money. reguarly between $600.00 to $1000.00 AUD. Even a pair of Allen-Edmunds is almost as much as $500AUD here in my city. Even if I had that kind of cash, sometimes I do, my selection is limited to only 3 or 4 pairs to chose from in styles that I would rather pass on. My solution to this is to constantly look for bargins, and generally look at quality of leather and style as opposed to construction. Here is a tour of my modest shoe collection. Herringbone. Above. Herringbone Sydney. "Beaumont" Plain toe balmorals in Black Calf. Above. Herringbone Sydney. "Travis" Butt Seam Loafers in Plough Suede. Both made by Cheaney, UK.