2. Alden - An American custom shoemaker founded in 1884. Offering a large selection of oxfords, brogues, and slip-ons, Alden is famous for their work with shell cordovan-- a rare leather made from horse hide and widely regarded as the best leather for shoemaking.
3. Allen Edmonds - Another American offering established in the early 1920's. They are famous for their corking technique which allows the insole to conform to the wearer's foot and fit like a glove. Edmonds is also known for their two-toned spectator offerings in various colors.
4. Church's- An English bench made shoemaker with a rich history dating back to 1873. Church's still uses the nearly indestructible Goodyear Welting technique which takes up to 8 weeks to create. Although based in style and not fashion; Church's strives to stay abreast of several color and fitting options for the trendy shopper.
5. John Lobb - A New York city bootmaker offering both ready to wear and made to measure options John Lobb takes up to 300 steps to create a quality handmade shoe from measurement to fitting. They even have thier own color called John Lobb brown--a mixture of burgundy and black.
These are just some of the many well-made and internationally respected handmade and ready-to-wear men's shoe makers. A man with any of these offerings in his closet is well on his way to sartorial success.