Style | May 19, 2014 9:00 am

Clash of Styles

By The Editors

Middle managers.

Middle row.

Um … ABC’s The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton.

Nobody likes the middle.

Cutting out the middle(man) to present you with some seriously handsome leather shoes — at a third the normal price — Beckett Simonon, now taking orders.

A burgeoning Colombian cordwainer, Beckett Simonson (“The sharpness and strength of Samuel Beckett with the rebelliousness and style of [The Clash’s] Paul Simonon”) offers up full-grain, 100% veg-tanned leather shoes.

All for about $90-$150. With free shipping, free returns and a one-year guarantee.

Because no middleman.

And for that price, you’ll net a fine pair of double monk straps, burnished tan chukka boots or some Goodyear-welted oxfords. (More casual offerings and some incredible leather weekenders, like this one, in stock soon.)

Saving you even more: Beckett’s brand spankin’ new pre-order collection. That’s three or four unique styles debuting every month that may never ever see the light of day again.

This month, that means cognac suede slippers, Blake-constructed brogues and navy suede derbies.

Which are all, Kickstarter-style, an additional 30% off for “early adopters.”

A price point that’s always on your side.