Negotiations with the House Finance Committee have completed. Budget has been approved. I'm now on the hunt for a pair of burgundy (or family of...) shoes and seeking help and advice. Budget is $1000 max so I have some flexibility but the high-end makers are out... for now. Purpose: work (business casual IT) though if it works with jeans, that's nice as well. What I've already got: Black AE PA, black Feraggamo monk straps. Size: US 10.5D. Style: I've got a current love for wholecuts, I must admit. Plain toes might also be a consideration. Maybe cap toes or two-eyelet derbies though it would probably have to be rather impressive to sway me. Rounded toe. Out for this pair: any type of brogue, monks, boots. I've already got my eyes on some monks / chukkas for later Thoughts so far: Vass and Enzo Bonafe seem right in there with both having models up my alley but I'm not locked down to anything just yet. Carmina has some shell wholecuts up that I've considered but not sure I want to go with shell for this pair.