The Stafford Deacon is currently on sale at JC Penney for as low as $39.99.
The sale price is actually $49.99, but applying the coupon code “27DEALS” gives you an additional $10 off (for orders of $25 or more).
I consider that an absolute steal since these originally retail for $100- $120. With the sale and the coupon code, you're not going to see these for lower than $39.99 – and you'd be hard pressed to find any similar leather boots at a comparable price.
Leather wingtip boots can be dressed up or dressed down. They're an easy way to instantly add versatility (not to mention a touch of class) to your wardrobe, pairing well with all kinds of trousers, chinos, or jeans. Several of my Getups and outfits have featured the Stafford Deacon. The pair I own are in cognac, and they're a personal favorite of mine.
Stafford was launched as a house line for JCPenney in 1991, following a long tradition of other successful house lines that began over a century ago when store founder James Cash Penney first started his own private brands because he couldn't find the quality he wanted from other suppliers. According to John Tighe who currently heads the men's division at J.C. Penney, Stafford is now the fourth largest tailored clothing brand in the U.S. But what began as men's tailored clothing and suits has expanded in recent years to include a vast universe of business casual shirts, pants, accessories, and shoes.
I've been a fan of the Stafford brand since high school. What I love about their Deacon boot (aside from its simple, classic look) is its democratic price tag, which is probably one of the reasons this shoe has been so popular within the internet style community. I picked mine up for $60 – and I thought that was a good deal!