IMO re: McNasty - while I've always enjoyed the look of his shoe styling, I tried some on via Bonobos last week (brown suede loafers & brown leather chukkas). I was rather disappointed. While lightweight & aesthetically pleasing, for the pricepoint I thought they were a waste of money. One notable item - I can't agree with paying $300+ for a pair of shoes that can't be resoled (leather versus his "foam" soles). The construction I thought was also flimsy & not impressive by any means.
I’m not really one for low-profile sneakers (I only own one pair of sneakers that I exclusively use to exercise), but I know some of you would prefer to have a sleek-looking pair to wear casually during the summer. If that’s the case, then docbound found this great deal:
So I’m surprised no one in the menswear blogosphere caught this, but these Pro-Keds x Mark McNairy suede CVO’s are on sale from $100 to $49.95. Get on it.
FWIW, the non-suede, non-McNairy canvas CVOs are $45. So, for $5 more you can upgrade to some suede sneakers. Not a bad deal.
These each cost about the same. The Mark McNairy boots have an EVA sole and the Charles Tyrwhitt boots have a Dainite sole. Both are Goodyear welted.
I should add that I’m looking to use these as boots to wear in the rain (hence the EVA and Dainite soles I’m looking at here, along with the pebble grain).