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.
Ted Baker Martt
Born and bred in Glasgow, Ted Baker started off making shirts but quickly took off as a leading British lifestyle brand. This leather lace up is brimming with personality. It features embossed details around the ankle and blue laces that make for a quirky yet wearable accent. [$195; Ted Baker]