Curating a wardrobe filled with clothes you love to wear (but not too many clothes!) sometimes requires keeping a weather eye out on the market — finding brands you can trust, and then trusting those brands when they enter new territory. Take Tecovas, a personal favorite of your Brooklyn style writer and makers of some of the best dress boots for men.
Well, they’re entering unfamiliar territory and yet doing so with a focus on making some of the best men’s shoes: Meet the Tecovas Monterrey Slip-on, the brand’s first-ever slip-on and a downright steal (a true Tuesday Steal!) for under $200. It’s a unique style for a brand best known for making some of the best leather dress boots — a go-to pair of mine, in fact — and it’s a nice way to change up your footwear rotation in the summer months, to say the least.
Crucially, the Tecovas Monterrey Slip-on features all the same hallmarks of the brand’s rugged, durable and yet easy-to-wear boots, starting with an impressive focus on craftsmanship. That means using materials like bovine, which will wear nicely over time, or water-resistant suede, plus Blake stitch construction — critical for that durability but arguably more streamlined than Goodyear welt construction.
To make matters even better — yes, better — the Tecovas Monterrey Slip-on is low-profile enough to wear with rolled chinos or light wash jeans, but also casual enough to wear with your favorite summer shorts. And of course, the Tecovas Monterrey Slip-on is a downright steal — hence the inclusion in our Tuesday Steal series — for under $170. There’s plenty of time to make ’em your new favorite summer slip-ons.