Kenneth Cole Mister Man Oxford – $102.00 w/ code KCSTYLE ($255)
Shoe is already half off, and the code drops it another 20% with free shipping. Full marks to Walt with the style tip.
UPDATE: Sizes are down to just 9s in the Black. Plenty appear to be left in the brown. For now.
Is this the best looking $100 dress shoe ever? “Ever” is a pretty long time, but here’s what Kenneth Cole’s “Mister Man” looks to have going for it:
- A perfect modern shape. Slightly elongated, but not spear like.
- A rounded off toe (no slight chisel this time for you anti-chiselites)
- They’re made in Italy and the soles appear to be stitched, not glued to the uppers.
- They ship free, and cost just over $100.
$100 is right there for plenty of guys on a budget who need a pair of great looking non clunky dress shoes. In this price range you’re usually stuck with a not quite there toe (or worse yet, an awful toe) and the soles will almost always be glued.
These aren’t the more formal closed lacing true oxford, and instead are a derby/blucher style. But they’re still plenty dressed up. The worst case scenario for the construction is that they’re actually glued, the leather quality is so so, and they get by on their looks. Even then, they’re still almost twenty bucks less than the all but sold out DSW option by Mercanti Fiorentini.
Anyone have personal experience with the Mister Man or KCNY’s made in Italy shoes? Leave it below…