Loafers are arguably the perfect shoe. They’re the genius hybrid of dressy and casual that neither a pair of sneakers nor a pair of leather derbies can really manage balance—a true renaissance man of the footwear world and an absolute essential for every closet. And while you won’t have any trouble copping a very solid classic leather penny loafer for less than $200 (see G.H. Bass), there aren’t many classic leather slip-ons for less than $100. Well, thanks to Amazon, there’s a killer version of this menswear staple and Ivy league legend available for just $92 right now.
The Cole Haan penny loafer checks off all the sartorial boxes for leather loafers: a sleek lace-less profile, classic leather soles, and a requisite strap across the vamp should you need a place to stash your copperheads. Truth be told, the Cole Haan penny loafer is among the best bang for your buck at their full price tag of $160. At $92 they’re a crying steal.
Of course, there’s a small catch: if you’ve ever shopped the digital jungle that is Amazon, you’ll know that the prices are befuddling, varying wildly by size and color. So while that sweet discount holds true for a majority of the sizes, there are a some sizes that come with a slightly less sweet discount—but a discount nonetheless! Here’s hoping the dastardly deal clicks in when you select your shoe size. If you’re feeling a little embellishment, Cole Haan’s dangly tassel loafer version is also knocked down to $100.