Most people will tell you that the one item you should refrain from being frugal with is your footwear. Now, I pretty much agree with this statement, but let's be honest, not everyone can play that game. If you do happen to find yourself sitting on the bench (see what I just did there) one of the best brands to holler at is Bass. 90% of their kicks come in at under $100 and look damn good - you have to be pretty terrible to mess up classic silhouettes. We can bitch all day about the corrected grain leather and the questionable welt, but it's better than wearing no shoes at all or, even worse, some monstrosities from Kenneth Cole. Bass has had their own tasseled loafer out for a while, called the Denton, but they just released it in a burgundy colorway. I'm always going to take "brown" shoes over black, so I'm finally ready to give these shoes some playing time (see what I just did there, again). The price of admission is only $69 and while Bass says these are "coming soon" the estimated ship date is actually today. The tasseled loafer is a shoe I've endorsed before (as do guys like Michael Bastian), so if you're still looking to add one to your starting rotation (I give up at this point) this might be the place to start.