I was considering splashing out on a pair of smart shoes but nothing from the usual suspects of Church’s or Crockett & Jones really appeals - a lot of their stuff looks pretty similar and not all that different to say, Russell and Bromley.
I’m not looking for anything crazily different - but do like what people like John Lobb or Yohei Fukuda do - more conventional styles but with a slight twist*. Alas their shoes are prohibitively expensive (and in the case of the latter, only available in Japan I think).
Does anyone have any ideas for other good shoe makes, that are a bit different, and not a grand a pair +? I guess my budget is about £400-500 max.
*e.g. JL’s Jermyn III: http://doublemonk.tumblr.com/post/103098164055/made-to-order-john-lobb-the-jermyn-iii-is-the