Scouring for deals, I've amassed a small shoe wardrobe over the past couple of months, including a fair amount of both dress and casual brown shoes. However, a nice pair of black dress shoes have been alluding me. I have a new office gig coming up, so I thought now would be as good of time as any to pick up a nice black dress shoe. I've been rather underwhelmed with the lower and mid-tier selections I've seen. Finding an affordable brown shoe is easy, but cheap black shoes look cheap. I'm looking for a good oxford. Toe-cap is alright, but I'm not looking for a wing-tip or fancy brogueing. I'm searching for something that is going to last for a while. Currently, I'm considering Allen Edmonds and Alden. If I go the Alden route, I'll probably look for a very little worn used pair on the 'bay. Any recommendations?