My dress black cap toe J&M shoes recently went in for a resole, but before I did it, I started to think about replacing them with a pair of boots of similar style. Thursday has their Captain which looks perfect for what I want: 6 inch shaft, dress profile, speed hooks, dainite sole, cap toe.

The reviews seem fair to middling on the quality though. I have a pair of Red Wing blacksmiths that I've worn since July of 2015 and they just keep looking better. I'd like to find something with similar quality that will last and look great for years. I think the Captains could work, though their QC seems hit or miss.

Though the Captains are $200, I don't mind spending $300 or so for the right pair. Any other suggestions?