I don't know much about shoes, relatively speaking, but I know what I like when I see it, and I badly want these shoes. They have been on the shelf for a month or two now, cruelly tempting me at $130. I don't even know if the brand is any good.
What I like about these:
- Classic style--this is a laced cap-toe with minimal ornamental stitching. It's absolutely something I could wear to court.
- Beautiful color--it's halfway between "caramel" and "brown", the two standard colors for men's brown dress shoes.
- Exquisite leather--not too shiny, but not totally matte, with just a little bit of texture.
- Slightly pointed toe--not dramatically, but enough to give the foot a little bit of shape, as opposed to a clunky, two-inch-wide round toe (as found on my current, highly serviceable black cap-toes).