Originally Posted by Threadbearer
No offense taken, Guero. In fact, I deeply appreciate your frank assessment. Thanks, man.
Help me understand what you mean, though, when you say that my style would benefit from a more
stylized loafer. I would think that you'd judge my black Hugo Boss loafers too
stylized already, so what, in your mind, would constitute a more stylized loafer that would better suit what you've seen so far in my WAYWRN posts?
Sure. I may have been unclear. I meant more stylized relative to the more traditional Alden/Bass rounded toe classic penny loafers (rather than compared to your HBs). For example, I wear a Santoni loafer, not unlike the Merton pictured above, for my coat/tie/trouser look (i.e., not with suits). Here's a link: http://www.theshoemart.com/santoni-m...m_gilmore.html
. Similarly, I have pairs of J.M. Weston loafers from the Conti line and Sutor Mantellassi loafers that I also work in to the rotation -- each of which have a more elongated or chiseled toe when compared to the rounded toe and less sleek look of the traditional loafers. Again, I think traditional loafers are great in the right context, but my comments were directed at pairing loafers with what I've seen you wear in WAYWRN, which in my view would work better with a Merton-style loafer and less so with a round toe loafer. That said, if you prefer the latter, it's hard to go wrong (except paired with suits