Updated: Jul 14
Looking for Christmas presents for him? Why purchasing a quality pair of handmade leather Oxford shoes from Percy Stride doesn’t have to break the bank this Christmas.
The festive holidays can be rather expensive. First, you have to buy all the decorations, then you need to stock up on food – and that’s before you’ve even factored in the cost of presents!
So when we talk about why investing in a premium Goodyear welted pair of shoes, you may think it’s an excessive cost to splash out around Christmas.
However, with the right amount of planning, affording the £250.00 price tag for a pair of Percy Stride shoes is not only affordable, but it’s a piece of Christmas cake!
If you’re anything like me, crunching numbers in my head usually only go as far as figuring out the time between my last chocolate fix!
But using a calculator, I’ve actually managed to establish how you can afford a pair of premium handcrafted leather shoes from Percy Stride this Christmas.
As of 30th October, it’s exactly 8 weeks until Christmas Day. (Sorry to scare you.)
And with our factory shipping in time for Christmas up until Friday 19th December, you have around seven weeks in total to get the money together.
To break that down further, that’s around £35.71 per week. This amount is the equivalent of an average monthly phone bill on a contract or a fraction of a full tank of petrol.
The main difference here though is that you’ll be putting money towards something your lucky recipient can look after and keep for a lifetime. (Providing they follow our handy maintenance guide for Oxford shoes.)
Alternatively, if you decided to start saving with six weeks to go, it would amount to circa £41.66 per week. Again, it’s hardly a figure that’ll keep you up at night.
Top tips for saving
One of the easiest ways to save money every week is to withdraw it in cash and store it away in a jar. It may feel old fashioned, but how often will you really use cash nowadays anyway?
Instead, you can put all of your loose change in your jar and fill it with the odd note you accumulate.
Failing that, you could always set up a standing order to send a certain amount to your savings account every week. Providing you have enough to pay your bills, you probably won’t notice it coming out as you won’t have to manually do it – which can be a little soul-destroying at times.
Another option is to split the cost between you and another loved one. After all, a man would much rather receive one quality present from two people than two forgettable ones from the same amount of people.
Why bother buying a pair of Percy Stride shoes?
As we’ve mentioned time and time again, when you buy a pair of Percy Stride men’s Oxford shoes, you’re investing in the future.
Once again, it all boils down to maths.
Say you buy your man a pair of smart dress shoes for around £50 and they break or lose their quality every 6 months.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that between 2.5 to 5 years, you would have already paid the equivalent of one pair of quality men's leather Percy Stride shoes – which can last a lifetime. All our handmade men's footwear is repairable so after a few years, all our Goodyear welted men's shoes can be easily re-built, re-soled and re-healed.
And when you need to repair your Percy Stride shoes, the chances are that your local cobbler can do it for around £20-30!
So instead of continually buying your partner shoes every year, buy one premium pair this Christmas and be done with it. Christmas gifts for men as often a difficult feat but not with Percy Stride.
What is your best money-saving tips? Let us know in the comments below or if you are still contemplating if the man in your life will really appreciate the thought try: Are British shoes really worth it?