The Half Dozen J&M & L.L. Bean Shoe Boogie Down

The Half Dozen J&M & L.L. Bean Shoe Boogie Down
Johnston & Murphy: 30% off w/code Shoes30 | L.L. Bean: Select items, no code needed

The J&M is a select items sale.  Code doesn’t work site wide.  Credit to Ethan on the Style Tip

Been a good week for shoes already.  Florsheim has an up to 40% off clearance going on, Piperlime has a 20% off everything sale running through 6/8 (Frye Dakota Mid-laces for under $100…), and now Johnston & Murphy as well as L.L. Bean have tossed their laceups & loafers in the footwear ring.

Both of these brands lean a little older and a little less sleek.  So it’s no surprise that the pickings which they offer, unlike the silhouettes of their shoes, are kinda slim.  Still, there’s some styles worth a look.  No code needed for L.L. Bean.  You’ll need the code Shoes30 for 30% off the select styles J&M has put on sale.  Here’s six pairs worth a sniff:
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Johnston & Murphy Brennan Nubuck Wingtip – $91.00 ($130)

Quite the shade variety.

As low as these have recently dipped.  Might just be the shoe of the summer too, this side of the Mike Konos suede which is all but sold out.  Certainly wearable into the fall unless you go with the perfect for summer white.  Nubuck, not suede.  Extremely well cushioned.  Complete review over here.
UPDATE: The Greys are $86 & the Reds are $91 via Endless.  Free 2-day shipping there too…  Credit to Michael D for letting us know on Twitter.
UPDATE II: Check that, the Greys are now $70.48 and the Reds are just over $60 on Amazon.  Nice catch and hat tip to NKC in the comments.

 

Johnston & Murphy Garris Plain Toe Suede – $98.00 (reg. $140)

The Keep it simple... strategy.

For those that prefer their toes sans wings and their uppers full suede instead of nubuck.  Available in white and dirty buck as well, but that deep chocolate is an undeniable looker.

 

Johnston & Murphy Wilhoit Venetian – $91.00 (reg. $130)

Black and blue and no laces to be found anywhere.

A bit of a reach at $91, because that stitching at the toe might stick up way too much.  The crepe sole looks great (especially on the black pair) but one of the reviews is less than kind about the quality.  Also available in tan & camel.

 

L.L. Bean Classic Venetian Suede – $72.99 ($99.00)

Nice sole, great color... not sure about the rest.

Doesn’t look as sleek as many of us would like, but as previously stated… this is the regular L.L. Bean line that we’re dealing with.  All leather sole and handsewn construction.  The risk is these may look more like slippers in person.  Ships free to you, but you get dinged on return shipping if you have to ship them back.

 

L.L. Bean Classic Venetian Loafer – $72.99 ($99.00)

Also available in black

Just like the loafers up above, only leather instead of suede.  Again, they’ve got the leather sole and that hand sewen thing going for them.

 

L.L. Bean Maine Lodge Boot Cap Toe – $79.99 ($119.00)

Prepared to whup some dirt.

Holy stompers.  Too warm for this time of year, but come the fall?  And if you spend some time in the great outdoors?  Eighty bucks ain’t half bad.  Oiled leather upper, goodyear welt construction, available in two widths too.

 

Bonus Non-Shoe Pick:  L.L. Bean Rope Belt – $24.99 or Motif Belt – $19.99

Keepin' your pants afloat.

Remember, there’s more than just shoes up for grabs on the L.L. Bean site.  Selections are on sale at L.L. Bean Signature too.  These are from the standard line.  Like everything else, these ship to you free.

L.L. Bean Items ship free but don’t ship free in reverse if you need to return them.  The Johntston & Murphy select items private sale code is scheduled to end today, Wednesday 6/8/11