I'm thinking all white with a natural welt.
Just requested a few different swatches to get an exact color for some of the colors. I wish suedes were included.
Congrats on your new shell loafers! I'm also looking forward to warm weather and the chance to finally start wearing loafers again, it can't come soon enough
I wouldn't be so sure there will be another such shell sale. All signs point to shell becoming much more scarce going forward. Horween just can't get the horse butt like they used to be able to. If I were you and I wanted those Leeds, I'd dig deep and get them now. Just my $.02.
Why wait? I wore my walnut Jermyns with Swims today. I generally reserve them for warmer weather, but a couple of my cold-weather outfits require this shoe.
Not my experience per se. I wear boot socks with boots. Long Branches are TTS if you wear continue to wear a dress sock but too narrow otherwise. The leather is soft and will presumably break in, but a proper boot (worn for occasions that demand a boot) should be roomy in the forefoot; too big is always better than too small. I would recommend increasing width by one size. Unfortunately, if you're an E like me, this isn't an easy option.