Isshinryu, Sorry, I think the lines of the Florshiem, both the Kenmore wintip and smooth toe are more appealing. Indeed, Florsheim cordovans have been a military staple for decades. The sole thickness of some others make them look more like hiking boots than dress shoes and any exaggeration of toe length makes them better suited for pimping in the ghetto. I prefer a quiet, solid, no nonsense military neatness. I do recall my first pair of cordovans were French, Shriner & Urner which were an emulation of the Florsheims and they lasted many years. Seem to recall the Florsheims were right pricey at the time.