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    Affordable Suede Bucks Search: Bass vs. J&M vs. Bostonian

    I'm looking to buy a pair of suede bucks for the spring. Narrowed it down to the Florsheim Kearny, Bostonian Eastbend, and Bass Brockton. They're all roughly the same price ($60-90). Do y'all have experience w/ any of these three shoes or other suede bucks by these companies?

    Eying a pair of Kearny's on Ebay for around 50-60, and a pair of Bass Brocktons for ~40. Both barely used.

    The shoes:
    Kearny: http://www.amazon.com/Florsheim-Kear.../dp/B002WPYS9U
    Eastbend: http://www.amazon.com/Bostonian-EAST...369531-4154535
    Brockton: http://www.amazon.com/Bass-BROCKTON-...369531-4154535

    If you can think of other affordable suede bucks please let me know!

    #2
    I've got the bass stockton (not sure what the difference from the brockton is) in coffee bean seen here: http://www.6pm.com/bass-stockton?zfcTest=mat%3A1

    I picked them up for $34.99 shipped when 6pm ran a sale, so if you're not in a hurry I'd wait for a better price. I'm happy with them, and after maybe 30-40 wears they're still holding up great. They do run a little big so if you're between sizes I'd size down, otherwise order your normal size.

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      #3
      I've got a pair of the Bostonians in a lighter color suede. I would recommend those as well. Very comfortable and light. I've only had them since fall, but they have held up well so far and I've received a number of compliments on them. All in all, a good inexpensive pair of shoes.

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        #4
        I really enjoy my Brennans from J&M. They are a bit of a chunkier shape but they wear well. Very comfortable with an extremely soft lining. Prime for wearing sockless in the summer.
        "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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          #5
          I have a very similar Bass offering, in the taupe/beige color, called the *Boxford*.



          I *think* it's a step down in quality from the Brockton, but I'm not totally sure about that. Regardless, they have been serving me well for the past year or so. That being said, I do not wear them very often, so take it with a grain of pepper.

          I will add that they aren't the most comfortable suede shoes I have, but then again, that may be due to the low frequency of wearings.

          I wanna say I paid $28 (or maybe even $22?) for them, on clearance at a local discounter (Marshalls).

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            #6
            I've got the Bass Brocktons, good shoes but like the poster above said, check around for a sale to get them for below $50.
            "Waste no time arguing what a good man should be. Be one." – Marcus Aurelius

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              #7
              I talked an Ebay seller down to $48 shipped for an almost unworn pair of Florsheim Kearnys in taupe (seller said 3x wears, also shoes were kept in original box and trees, which I told the seller to ship w/o, which helped lower the cost from $60). There was a pair of light brown colored Brocktons for $25 + 8 S/H that ended recently and I was debating back and forth but I wanted a lighter color and these were in better shape (the brocktons had some diffuse dark stains on an inside panel).

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                #8
                I just picked up a pair of Bass Brocktons in navy. I haven't worn them yet but they look great and seemed comfortable when I tried them on at DSW.

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                  #9
                  Just curious, how much are they going for at DSW? (the brocktons, that is)

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LosRockets View Post
                    Just curious, how much are they going for at DSW? (the brocktons, that is)
                    I had a $5 off coupon and got them for $55.

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                      Originally posted by greg_s View Post
                      I really enjoy my Brennans from J&M. They are a bit of a chunkier shape but they wear well. Very comfortable with an extremely soft lining. Prime for wearing sockless in the summer.
                      I agree. I've got the Brennan's wingtips and I really like them. Perfect for spring and summer.

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