I think the unlined PTB is more easy to dress up than the chukka....for casual wear the chukka is hard to beat
the sizing is tricky on the PTBs though.....for me they do not fit like other barrie-lasted shoes and I went TTS
Like Mdubs, I too have a pair that has some iterating stitching around the ankle....withy a few wears I either got used to the rub or they conformed to my legs and no longer bother me.....I wear mine exclusively without socks and love how they fit and feel
I am wearing mine today....picked up an E width on ebay to try for sizing and they seem to work....TTS in D width also works for me in the tan suede chukkas I picked up from another member....they are great for the warmer weather....highly recommend.
Leather Soul has made these recently......not sure if they have any left though http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2014/12/11/alden-shoe-cxl-plaza-wingtip-boot-restock-lsw/ you may also want to check with Yenni at Brick + Mortar as they are doing some good makeups on the Plaza last...... yenni@BrickMortarSeattle.com
I picked up a pair of smooth chamois loafers , but need to unload to make room for another acquisition. They are brand new in box.
They currently retail for $450, but were purchased on sale from Haberdash and I am just trying to cover my cost at $300.
A link to the site is provided below.
In my opinion, the Copley lasted loafers run tru-to-size.