Acquired a pair of C&J Lowndes (9.5 E) on Sunday from the aptly-named Double Monk in Melbourne and wore them at a family gathering last night. Never had so many compliments on a pair of shoes in my life, and the fit is excellent. Very happy with the purchase already, I can see I'm going to get plenty of use out of them both with dressier casual outfits and with suits. Now the challenge is going to be restraining myself from splashing out on a second pair of C&Js before I can really afford to do so! I suspect I'll have to admire some boots from afar... I own zero boots, so if there's any style of shoe I can justify adding to my collection any time soon it is boots.