It’s no secret that dress shoes are the essentials we need for formal occasions, like a friend’s wedding, or looking professional for that important job interview.
Though the price tag of these shoes can usually set you back a couple of hundred bucks, it doesn’t always have to be the case. You can look to local brand Earnest & Collective for similar options at a fraction of the price, without compromising on style and quality. Made better this November, all their shoes will be going at just $111.10 on their site to celebrate the 11.11 bonanza, with free shipping thrown into the mix too.
From loafers to formal dress shoes, you’ll be able to cash in with a good match for your personal style and needs. Read on to find out what you’ll be able to snag:
Instead of shopping the usual suspects of conventional Oxfords and Loafers, go for bolder options from the new collection launched on 11th November 2019 itself. Experiment with the Langley in Mahogany, that’s constructed with woven leather over the vamp and quarter. The sophisticated design calls to mind the pattern of a ketupat, which gives the usually traditional Derby a refreshing look.
Dyke in brown suede
On similar notes of inspiration, the Dyke in brown suede is a plain loafer with woven leather details over the shoes. It’s a more laid-back pair of loafers made with simpler outfits in mind.
Taking a whole new spin on loafers, Earnest & Collective has created a hybrid – the Dunsfold. It has the functionality of a loafer, wears the broguing details of a short wingtip, and comes in the shape of an Oxford. Given its burnished oxblood reddish tone, it is an extremely easy colour to go with most outfits.
Besides their already affordable price point, Earnest & Collective will be offering even more attractive offers as a cherry on top your shopping haul. You’ll want to look out for these deals at these hours on 11th November 2019.
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Kickstart your shoe shopping right when the clock strikes 12AM on 11th Nov. With every pair of shoes purchased from 12AM – 6AM, you’ll be blessed with $6 off for a pair of socks (U.P. $9).
That’s just $3 for quality socks that will easily match your brand new shoes!
You’ll want to set your alarms and give your best mate a heads up to get a pair of shoes with you, because every 2 pairs of shoes purchased will let you enjoy a free pair of Cedarwood Shoe trees (worth $55).
Pro tip: Shoe tree helps to remove moisture from the shoes, stretch out the leather to prevent excessive creasing, and helps to retain the shape of the shoes. It’ll be a handy tool to extend the life of your shoes.
If you’re in need of a leather belt as well, look out for the 12:01PM – 6PM deal, where you’ll get to cop a pair of shoes and a leather belt for $154 (U.P. $218).
Alternatively, you can grab a pair of shoes and a leather cardholder for $144 (U.P. $218).
Look forward to the end of the work day to mix and match your purchases. As long as you spend $250, you’ll get $20 shaved off your total bill.
Gather the buds for a total spend of $500 and you’ll enjoy savings of $60!
If you’re looking to get something more familiar, Earnest & Collective also has a wide range of classic styles to get you started on your formal wear journey.
The Edinburgh II is a pair of plain toe Oxfords – a timeless classic and a staple in every man’s shoe cabinet.
If you want something more contemporary yet befitting of the formal code, consider a pair of cap-toe Oxfords such as the Carnegie II. It has a strip of detail across the upper, which exudes sophistication.
The Carnegie II in Patina Chestnut is a great option to complement light-colored suits such as grey or blue, with earthy tones.
Carnegie II in Patina Chestnut
Loafers are the most convenient and comfortable dress shoes you can find amongst the spectrum of formal shoes, thanks to their design which allows you to slip them on fuss-free.
Dover II in Burnished Tan
The Dover II in burnished tan is a great addition to your wardrobe that would go well with denim, chinos or berms for a casual weekend get-up. It’s versatility means that they’re perfect for any occasion – be it a garden brunch or your BFF’s wedding ceremony.
You can even challenge traditional rules by rocking them sans socks, or with pants that cut off just above the ankles.
Their newly launched shade of Dover in Tobacco Suede matches casual outfits effortlessly too – just throw on a linen shirt and denim combo and you’re all set for the day.
If you want something more decorated with details and Penny loafers aren’t quite it, Tassel loafers might do the trick with a sleek leather braid detail that extends from the vamp, and around the quarter and counter of the shoe.
The new pair of Berkshire II in patina grey has a unique shade that gives the black a lighter sheen, adding great texture to its look – perfect to go with a pair of tailored shorts or chinos.
If you’re looking for the sweet spot between the silhouette of a classic shoe and the convenience of putting on a loafer, the Malton II – fitted with Double Monk straps – is a bolder choice with a contemporary twist.
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You can even leave the upper strap unbuckled for a unique look. Not only does it leave a statement for onlookers, it’ll also be easier to take them off when you need to.
Getting dress shoes isn’t a regular item on guys’ shopping list, but hey, when they look as stylish as Earnest & Collective’s range – the more the merrier. Plus, the 11.11 sale promo is the perfect chance to get these full-grain leather at a truly affordable price, made even sweeter with free shipping right to your doorstep.
The sale is even extended to 12th November 2019 as well, so don’t fret if you missed it on the first day of launch. You’d want to head into the site early though – you never know when your size will be sold out.
This post was brought to you by Earnest & Collective.
Photography by Tan Wen Lin.
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