So you need a new pair of dress shoes, but you either don’t have $500 to drop on a pair of Ferragamo oxfords, or you’d rather spend your hard-earned cash elsewhere. We don’t blame you. Truth is, for less than half that hefty sum, you can find a high-quality leather shoe that’s perfect for work, a wedding, or whatever’s on your busy social calendar. Here are 11 excellent options that look upscale but won’t put too bad a dent in your wallet.
Banana Republic Digby Brogue
Banana Republic generally makes a sturdy shoe that looks more expensive than it is. The suave Digby Brogue might take a little extra breaking in to soften the leather, but after just a few wears the shoe will mold nicely to your foot. [$125; Banana Republic]