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It's a hidden button down collar with snap fasteners. 
Suede is more versatile in a wardrobe that's more casual and is seldom out of place in most outfits, especially a suede double-monk that goes great with a range of options. But that doesn't mean that the posted DMs are out of place with casual outfits, far from it. Just a tad easier with suede. But it boils down to personal preference. I would advice against buying that same shoe in both calf and suede, you get far more variation by buying another model in suede/calf,...
No need for reasons. Monks any day of the week. 
Thanks, we are thinking of doing a trip atm, meeting with a few different manufacturers should prove to be fruitful. The initial problem still remains, how do we list out the good manufacturers from the really bad ones? If we were to travel to, let's say China, there's countless of manufacturers that are great and likewise the same amount that produces absolute crap. How did ones on SF list these out? On another note, is there a good site to browse for manufacturers?
A few of us are on the verge of starting our own company. I know that there are lots of affiliates on this site that are doing something similar to what we are planing and therefore in the interest of menswear would want to give us a few tips and a nodge in the right direction. I'm not asking for any "secrets" or complete business models, just sound advice. We are about to start a company that offers shirts of decent quality for a decent price. We are not trying to offer...
^They are not.
X-post. Tassel loafers are finally starting to break in, it was an unpleasant experience. I'm a 7.5 in Hiro, although they are a bit too big in the instep. Lenghtwise okay. I went with 7 in the Ron and they're boarderline too big. 7.5 would have not worked for me in this last and I'm glad that I sized down.
Today. Spring is here and out come the loafers!
Yup, those bexley's are way too pointy imo. Atleast from a timeless perspective.
I own a pair of chukkas from the diplomat range. Quality is better than Loake 1880, not quite on par with C&J benchgrade. Construction is very solid but leather quality could be better. I can snap a pic of how my pair is holding up after a long winter of salt and slush.
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