Long time browser, first time poster. I'll be starting my Finance job on Wall Street this summer and while I believe I have all the other necessary items (i.e.: charcoal and navy Brooks Fitzgerald suits among others), I need a new pair of shoes. I've always purchased Kenneth Cole's (which after reading here I've learned is a no-no) and have grown fond of BBs style so I'm looking at their shoes. I want to know, what are the major differences between calf skin leather and cordovan? The two shoes I'm looking at are: Cordovan: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...lor=Black#null Peal & Co.: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=§ionsize= The thing is I don't want to spend over $500, and the Cardovan's never go on sale. I'm looking for a durable, elegant--but not too showy--shoe that I can wear almost every work day. What do you guys think? And are there any other brands I should look into? Thank you.