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.
Calvin Klein Patent Leather Oxford
Black tie goes hand-in-hand with black patent leather, but chances are you’re not donning a tux more than a few times a year. For an affordable shoe that won’t pinch your feet at that wedding or gala, look no further than the faithful Calvin Klein oxford, which gets top ratings for both fit and style. [$120; zappos.com]