A gent in need of a timeless pair of dress shoes can count on Allen Edmonds (hard to stay in business for almost a century without being reliable). But a gent looking to add a third, fourth or fifth pair can be excused for looking somewhere, well, more economical.
There is however a way to do both: reinforce your footwear stable with their classic Oxfords and Chelsea boots, without breaking the bank. They’re called factory seconds, and Allen Edmonds just restocked their offerings with prices slashed up to 60% off.
As a quick refresher, “factory seconds” are essentially goods that don’t pass quality inspection. The leather might have a blemish, the sole might have a nick, a stitch may have come loose ... Honestly, it’s a gamble, but with discounts like $270 off wingtips, it’s a gamble we’re willing to make. As these tend to fly off the digital shelves, we’ve curated the essentials from the sale.
Park Avenue Cap-toe Oxfords
As we’ve said before, this might just be the most iconic men’s shoe ever produced. You can’t go wrong with black, but there are four shades of brown on offer too.
Strand Cap-toe Oxfords
The ultimate workhorse. Dress it up with a suit or down with some denim. Also available in a walnut color with a V-tread rubber sole for all-weather occasions.
Liverpool Chelsea Dress Boot
A superlative Chelsea with the extra touches — a V-tread rubber sole, heel loop — that make it a boot you can rely on.
Brogue lovers, unite! The detailing is slightly enlarged here for that extra bit of panache that’ll draw eyes, but not sneers, in the office.
Dalton Wingtip Dress Boots
A damn fine boot, and reinforced to handle the extra wear and tear you’ll put it through since this one’s an out-of-office pair.
Not willing to risk it on the factory seconds? Shop the grade-A styles here.
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