Originally Posted by Captain Winky
I don't love penny loafers, so I went with the Garran at $50 less. From a previous discussion, I think the RLPL Italian shoes are pretty nice, but still not up to EG standards. C&J is about as reliable as they come, though.
I can't imagine you'd go wrong dropping $300 if you like the loafers a lot. I'm sure I've bought less good quality shoes for similar money. You could also just order both and see how...