Beckett Simonon Makes a Fair Priced Shoe

beckett simonon makes a fair priced shoe
We often sit around the office wondering what ‘middle men’ will be doing in ten years. With more and more companies like Warby Parker, Harry’s, and Poppin in the mix and cutting the middle man  these  men better start strategizing. New to the shoe category is Beckett Simonon and we are all about these brogues and boots.

Based in Bogota, Columbia long time friends Nicholas Hurtado and Andres Niño have always had a fine appreciation for shoes so they started looking into developing their own brand.  When they presented them at trade shows in New York, buyers were interested in the styles and designs but when the boys realized the markup they needed they felt like they would be overcharging their customers. Hence they scooted Mr. Middle Man to the side.

They launched Beckett Simonon (named after their style icons Samuel Beckett and Clash guitarist Paul Simonon) in 2012 and have been selling well and even featured in The New York Times for their business ethic and model: Operating an American model start-up outside of the U.S. (they are based in Columbia).

These stylish yet affordable shoes are beautifully made in Colombia with high quality leather with leather insoles and lining. We are fans of the simplicity of the brand and of course the price- $79-$89 a pop (told you!). No bells and whistles here, just handsome suede and leather boots, derbies and brogues.  They also include free delivery and returns! For fall (launching mid August) the boys will be showcasing a Goodyear Welted collection.

Fall is walking toward us  so get to shopping and send us a picture of your purchase on our Instagram @TheManualStyle

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