An undecorated three tie blucher may be my favorite weekend shoe. With jacket or without, the style looks sublime in dark suede under corduroys in winter and every bit as good in tan calfskin under linen in warm weather.
The models in the first photo are part of a new ready-to-wear collection by London's W.S. Foster. They will be available at their Jermyn Street store for £525.00 (about $1,000) including VAT any day now. Nice toe!
And then there is Gaziano & Girling's Derwent, pictured above. The G&G line has perhaps the best heel and waist treatment of any machine-made shoe that I've seen. $1,100 made to order and write me if you'd like a pair.