Mercanti Fiorentini 6383 Leather Oxford – $159.95 (reg. $250)
Find any shoe under $175 and you’ll have to make some sort of compromise. Maybe it doesn’t have a leather sole. Maybe it’s an open lacing Blucher and you’d prefer more formal closed lacing. Or maybe… it has a slightly “different” style quirk.
Why’d they have to do that across the top? Wouldn’t some plain, regular stitching provide just enough of a border if you’re going for a cap toe look? It’s like they decided to take some inspiration from wing tip perforations, but left the rest of it awkwardly naked. Makes you want to verbalize the frustration.
OR… it’s a unique detail on an Italian made shoe which a shoe connoisseur might enjoy adding to his collection. The price is decent for the country of origin, it has the more formal closed lacing, a sleek shape, and comes in two different colors. Looks like DSW is the only place to sell it. Might be some kind of Italian made DSW house brand.
So would you wear it? In both colors or just one? Neither? Leave your vote in the comments section below…