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    Another affordable double monk strap JCP

    http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/shoes...mComboVal=null

    JCP
    $60

    The welcome trend of affordable monks continues, no longer just a niche $300 shoe.

    I don't go out to shop and pretty much never to the mall. Has anyone seen these in the wild and can comment?


    #2
    Those look great in the pics. I'll have to stop into JCP and check them out in-person. Too bad they are only offered in black.

    Looks like they have a couple new offerings, along with the Wallis (brown plain-toe blucher that I recently checked out - a kinda/sorta cheap AE Kenilworth), and the Gaylord (choc.brown suede wing-tip bluchers that Joe posted about a couple days ago on the main page).

    I'm digging this double-monk, but would prefer it in a burgundy/wine/cordovan color, or walnut maybe.

    And then there's this penny-loafer (the Gaston):


    which looks a little similar to Banana Republic's Asher/Branson:



    The Gaston, however, also looks like only black as a color option. Hmmn...

    Ah well, I might need to take a long lunch break and check 'em out (if they are in-store yet, that is). Thanks for the heads-up!

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      #3
      I really like my Stafford boots, so I'd be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt with these being a nice affordable shoe too....I think at worst they could be a beater shoe (that looks great to boot) for when its raining or bad weather outside for people

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        #4
        Too bad they don't make the double monk or loafer in brown. I decided to keep the Giorgio Brutini's at $55 since they're brown as I'm not a big fan of black shoes except for my Park Aves. JCP need to make a driver already because I'm really considering a pair for this year. Also considering Stafford's grey suede wingtips at $50.
        5'8" 155 lbs 39" chest 33" sleeves 33" waist

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          #5
          I stopped by my local JCP to check them out but they didn't have them. The guy in the shoe department didn't know what I was talking about and simply said "everything is out, and some things online they won't get at the stores." I understand some items are online only but shoes? A hot, somewhat trendy trendy shoe online only? I am thinking maybe that store isn't getting them but others might?

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            #6
            I think it's a new arrival, so it may take some extra time to get to all stores.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Sandpointe View Post
              I stopped by my local JCP to check them out but they didn't have them. The guy in the shoe department didn't know what I was talking about and simply said "everything is out, and some things online they won't get at the stores." I understand some items are online only but shoes? A hot, somewhat trendy trendy shoe online only? I am thinking maybe that store isn't getting them but others might?
              In my experience, those of us who read Dappered are much more informed than the typical JCP employee. I too have been there quite a few times recently, and I have gotten a lot of blank stares and scarce answers to my questions.

              Really digging the direction they are headed in though.
              I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines.

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                #8
                While we're on the subject, what do you guys think of the Stafford Longwings in Black ? What are your opinions on Longwings in general?

                These are the first pair that i've owned and they are growing on me. I feel like longwings can be awkward and clunky at times, but these do not have that effect at all.
                Last edited by unspokenryan; March 3, 2013, 01:32 PM.
                I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines.

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                  #9
                  I lurves me a good longwing. But I think they are generally considered a rather casual shoe, even more casual than a regular wingtip.

                  Which makes it kind of interesting that JCPenney made their open-laced longwing in black and their closed-lace wingtip in brown. That's probably a little backwards for most people's sensibilities.
                  Ben

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                    #10
                    I don't have an opinion on the longwings but I think it's cool that one of the reviews of it specifically mentions dappered.

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                      #11
                      I have them, I like them for the price. Good design and shape and very comfortable.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by unspokenryan View Post
                        While we're on the subject, what do you guys think of the Stafford Longwings in Black ?
                        The Asher? I have them and like them quite a little bit; not as much as the cognac closed-laced/oxford wingtip Ashtons though. Those are my current favorite go-to shoe. I like the look of Oxford vs blucher, wingtip vs longwing, and I wear black shoes much more infrequently these days. But they still are pretty darn nice for the money. Nice soft leather, IMO.

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                          #13
                          found another double monk for $69

                          http://www.donaldjpliner.com/product/TREY,2975,42.htm

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                            #14
                            I have the Asher and the Ashton. I like the Ashton much more.

                            @ Morgan Liu, thanks for the link. I will check those out too. I like to be able to try shoes on first whenever possible though.

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