Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Latest Pair: Mercanti Fiorentini Driver

It's been a minute since I did one of these posts. I'd been looking at some Johnston & Murphy drivers for a while but I didn't want to pay $125.00 for them so I took a trip to DSW a while back and saw these.
They seemed nice enough but I waited around to see if I could find a deal online or if they'd go down in price in the store and they never did. Let me be clear that the level of comfort provided by Johnston & Murphy's loafers are hard to match when you're looking in the "up to $200" price range, so I wasn't expecting to purchase a pair of shoes that would be on par in terms of comfort with what I've purchased and/or seen via Johnston & Murphy. But sometimes you find a decent shoe at DSW when you don't think you will.

I scoffed at the price of these loafers initially because I figured I could probably find something a little cheaper I was willing to try. In the end a friend let me use a DSW coupon so I went ahead and copped these for a little bit less than what they're listed for on the DSW site ($70 I believe). Just tried them on and they're comfortable (not as comfortable as the Johnston & Murphy Hembree Venetians) and hopefully they last.

14 comments:

T.C. said...

Keep looking and checking DSW Johnston & Murphy are awesome, but so are Cole Hahns...I find my Cole's there often and never forget Nordie's their sales are amazing...i got my cole Hahn drivers for $99...ps that's a grown man shoe right there...i digs!

miKeSee said...

I agree about the Cole Hahns. I have a couple pair of those (the same shoe actually, in both black and brown). They're very good shoes.

RipRock81 said...

The funny thing about this is that I just bought a pair of Steve Maddens from DSW that look like those, same color and all. I bought them as general kick around/work shoes.

http://www.overstock.com/Clothing-Shoes/Steve-Madden-Mens-Nevell-Slip-on-Loafers/3893662/product.html

miKeSee said...

I actually looked at those Steve Madden joints on a couple of sites and in-person at DSW. I am not a big fan of Steve Madden because some of his shoes don't seem to last very long. I do like that style though.

RipRock81 said...

yeah thats why I called them my kick around shoes. I wear them to work with kaks or to bars/clubs and I don't really care if bammaz step on them or drinks spill on them. But if I had the Cole Hahns or J & Ms I would only be wearing them to church and classy or upscale events.

miKeSee said...

Good strategy re: the Maddens. Definitely good to have some chill bar/club joints you don't mind spilling a drink on or having someone step all over. I need to start dedicating a pair of kicks for that reason, lol.

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miKeSee said...

Joints ayight. Not sold on the color of the soles though. But I def like the style.

Jessica said...

Jron had a pair almost exactly like these. Wore them on our honeymoon :-)...along with no socks, which he said was only allowed on vacation, lol.

miKeSee said...

@Jessica: What's funny is I pictured him saying that in a way that only he could, lol.

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