I'm excited to introduce a relatively new brand called Jay Butler. It was was created by a fellow style blogger named Justin Jeffers.
His site is The Fine Young Gentleman, and I've been following it since before I started The Modest Man.
Justin is known for his somewhat aggressive tastes (red velvet jacket, anyone?) and his unapologetically bad grammar.
But he really knows his stuff when it comes to menswear. I especially like his product reviews, which tend to be very detailed and honest.
Before I try a new made-to-measure suit company, for example, I always check to see if Justin has reviewed them.
I was excited when Justin told me he was launching his own brand. He's a shoe snob who has an
unhealthy obsession with loafers, and Jay Butler reflects this.
I'll share my thoughts about JB in minute, but first take a look at the shoes:
If you can't tell, I get a little carried away during these “photo shoots”. What can I say, guess I have a thing for suede…
If you want to see me wearing these shoes, check out these posts:
My Outfits: Spring Casual (second photo)
Why do I think you'll like Jay Butler? It comes down to these three reasons:
Reason #1: Reasonable Prices
If you're looking to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on shoes, there are plenty of ways to do that. But for most of us, price matters.
Plus, shipping and returns are free.
Reason #2: Small Sizes
Ever fall in love with a pair of shoes, only to discover that it's not available in your size? I wear a men's 7 (US) is most brands, and this happens to me all the time.
Jay Butler uses a unisex sizing system that goes from 4 to 14.
Reason #3: Stylish Loafers
Every man should have at least one pair of comfortable, stylish loafers in his wardrobe.
They're a step up from boat shoes, and they can be dressed up or down.
These brown suede Shipley Tie loafers are perfect for spring, summer or fall. I've mostly been wearing them sockless with chinos or shorts.
Quick Disclaimer: I've been wearing these loafers for a couple of months now, and they've held up just fine so far. I haven't worn them enough to know how they'll hold up over time.
If you need some good looking loafers, and you don't want to break the bank, check out Jay Butler.
Use the code TheModestMan to get 10% off your order (expires 6/21).
Check out Jay Butler, then leave a comment saying which style you like best!