Johnston & Murphy Brennan Wingtip – $106 – $117 (reg. $130)
Now that your boots are starting to see less and less action, you might feel like your laced casual shoe options have been reduced to the likes of your Jack Purcells. Not so. A plain suede buck or a nubuck wingtip like these from Johnston & Murphy are the perfect middle ground between dress and tennis shoes.
The Brennan comes in five, count em’ five different colors. Summer ready whites, impossible to ignore red, and a few more toned down options in between like the pair in grey you see here.
The thing about the grey pair is that you can wear them right away, even if spring is just getting started where you live. Sock up now, then ditch the socks when it gets hot. The greys will easily allow you to keep wearing jeans w/ cotton blazers all summer long if you live in a location where it cools down decently at night.
Not actually suede, but instead made of nubuck which is smoother and more durable. The toe shape isn’t overly bulky (but could be slimmed down maybe a touch), the construction feels great, and the sheepskin lining is ridiculously comfortable. Slightly trim through the body so if you’re a wide-foot they’ll be tight. Made in Brazil. On sale with free two-day shipping through Endless.
Just want a plain upper in olive? Those are are available for just $67.16 $
83.95 through Sierra Trading Post with the code ALVMARCH1. Credit to Alex in the comments for the Sierra Trading Post Code.