P_F, if you're looking for an american-style, handsewn, lower vamp kind of thing, you can look at Alden's Cape Cod pennyloafer or one of the other brands (RL Polo) that have basically the same shoe. That's close to the weejun but nicer. The leather on current weejuns is not great. RL Edric at Grapevinehill for $200--these may be available in other colors. Those RLs have a beefroll; of course no beefrolls is a little cleaner looking. If you want something more British (higher vamp, slightly sleeker), I bet Loake or Alfred Sargent makes something for $200 or less.