I have two mostly unrelated shoe questions, so I'll put 'em both in here. Two for one! Shoes for me: I need more shoes for b-school -- business casual and business formal -- and since I'm a student my price range is low. (If I didn't know any better I'd be going to Aldo.) I know that I can find great deals on AE on eBay, and I may still do exactly that, but I find that the AE lasts are a bit too conservative. I think I like a bit more elongated toe and a bit flatter vamp. Shopping in Harry Rosen my eye is drawn more to Boss and Cole Haan than to AE on style alone. I know that Cole Haan is no AE, but I suspect both are still a good step up from Aldo. Please advise me on this matter, and on what other searches I should be doing on eBay to find good shoe deals on modern classic shoes. Shoes for Dad: For the last couple of decades my father has been a partner in a small clothing store in the only mall in Belleville, Ontario, a small city of 40,000 surrounded by rural areas. As Belleville goes the store is slightly upmarket but would probably be too downmarket for the typical SF-ie; suits in the $500-$1000 range, I think. Just above department store level, because there are no department stores in Belleville except Sears and Wal-Mart. S. Cohen and Jack Victor, a bit of Hugo Boss, that sort of thing. Anyhow, he's recently gained full ownership and is changing the store's attitude a bit -- getting rid of a lot of golf and casual and concentrating more on men's business attire. And as part of this he wants to start selling shoes, and he's not sure what to carry. AE at retail is too expensive for his customers. He's probably more looking at Bostonian, Florsheim, Rockport, Ecco, that sort of thing. $200 range tops. Keeping in mind that his customers are not StyleForum types but that he still wants a good value proposition for mature upscale-for-Belleville buyers, what makes do you think would suit his shop?