UPDATE, 4pm, 2/2/19: There were, at one point during this sale, dozens upon dozens of boxes of Edward Greens selling for an insane 80% off—until a scoundrel came in and bought, apparently, all of them at once.
“Edward Green” and “80% off” aren’t words you tend to see anywhere near each other. But that’s exactly what kind of wondrous insanity is occurring right now through this Thursday 4/4 at the Brooks Brothers warehouse sale in New York City, 9am-7pm.
Set up right next to the iconic biz-suit-maker’s flagship on 44th and Madison a block from Grand Central, a multi-course buffet for value-mad shoe lovers is serving up a nice lineup of the aforementioned Edward Green—the British upscale shoemaking icon whose wares are generally never available for under $1200 or so—for as cheap as $260.
Also on offer: Alden-made Brooks Brothers-branded shell cordovan loafers for under $200, Red Wing Iron Rangers, Beckmans, and chukkas for less than $100, and a few pairs of patent leather oxfords for your next black tie event where Red Wing Iron Rangers aren’t acceptable.
The bulk of the stock is made up of Brooks Brothers’ own line, which includes loafers galore, cap toe brogue oxfords, and long wings, all right at or less than $100.
Hot tip: everything is arranged by size, but don’t look for the Edward Greens next to yours. They’re set up right near the door when you come in.
Editor’s note: most of these shoes look MUCH better than in these photos. The warehouse space the sale is in isn’t exactly designed with shoe-friendly lighting in mind.