Thanks for doing this contest. Congrats to the winners!
If I may suggest, next time how about thumbing the post where the person entered the contest instead of the first picture in their gallery. Might be less confusing.
Bit loafers can be tacky, but they don't have to be. I used to dislike them with no rational reason behind it. I sat and thought about it and I've abandoned that. I still don't wear them but I don't think they are "wrong".
Bits have somewhat of a pedigree. That is to say that they were incorporated into some Ivy looks, although somewhat rarely. They were sometimes an object of desire for Ivy dressers due to their rarity.