In all fairness, I had inherited a pair several years back, and when worn to a club once a girl began to talk to me because of them; they signalled money and power! They were subsequently sold on this forum.
You can blame Leveraged Sell-Out
one pair of casual white ones"”he liked white Ferragamos"”and two pairs of dressy work loafers. I'll wear these again one day, he told himself... He differentiated himself from the posse by venturing out from the VIP section to join the masses in back-and-forth hip-swivel dancing, which expats commonly refer to as the washing machine. Also, his banker gear was long gone, save for the white Ferragamos.
A little less than a year ago a foreign bank that had recently entered the U.S. market gave him his own trading desk. He was on top of the world. He dressed the part. His first day at work he wore a gray Theory suit he had just bought for $950, a pair of Ferragamo loafers ($425) and a light blue BCBG button-down he'd had custom fitted... On May 15 the city beat Jason. He was unemployed. He ducked into Bloomingdale's that day and bought three pairs of Ferragamos: