I started a new job in NYC with a professional services firm this past December. I've come to realize I need a few pairs of good shoes for my wardrobe and have been doing some research but would like others opinions. I don't wear a suit often, I'm still a grunt and rarely see clients, so I mostly wear trousers and a button down shirt. My budget is flexible but I'm still young and living in NYC is anything but cheap. Here are the three shoes I was thinking of adding to start my collection with, rotating depending on what I wear. Allen Edmonds - Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue (in Black Calf) Allen Edmonds - Randolph (haven't decided on the color yet, open to suggestions) Allen Edmonds - Vernon (in Saddle Brown Calf) I'm not fiercely loyal to Allen Edmonds but I hear they great value and within the price range I'm comfortable spending. Any suggestions on other brands, or types of shoe I should be looking into?