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HORSE BUTT!

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Does anyone wear loafers with shorts?  I'm not talking driving loafers, but string, penny, strap, tassel.  It's going to be a hot one this year and I've been eyeing some loafers but not sure about them with shorts.

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Does anyone wear loafers with shorts?  I'm not talking driving loafers, but string, penny, strap, tassel.  It's going to be a hot one this year and I've been eyeing some loafers but not sure about them with shorts.

 

Loafers go well with shorts, but I'm not sure Carmina's styles of loafers are good for that sort of thing.  I think what you want is a good beefroll penny loafer like what Rancourt offers.  All of Carmina's loafers lean towards the more formal.

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Does anyone wear loafers with shorts?  I'm not talking driving loafers, but string, penny, strap, tassel.  It's going to be a hot one this year and I've been eyeing some loafers but not sure about them with shorts.

 

ALL.THE...TIME.

 

I'm actually looking to get a second pair for that exact reason.

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Loafers go well with shorts, but I'm not sure Carmina's styles of loafers are good for that sort of thing.  I think what you want is a good beefroll penny loafer like what Rancourt offers.  All of Carmina's loafers lean towards the more formal.

 

Yeah, I've thought about a beefroll but they don't have any "shape."  Those rancourts aren't bad though, esp at the price.

 

I like the shape of the uetam last and suit supply/cobbler unions (for a little cheaper alternative).  I'm not sure I can pull off a string or tassel here in Texas though...

 

edit:  these aren't carmina's but these look like a neat summer loafer:

 

http://www.cobbler-union.com/collections/the-loafers/products/steven-iii-milk-shake-on-union-last

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So I finally have a nice pair which fits well (besides the Llubi Boot) :)

 

I've worn them once yesterday, perhaps for 5 mins outside. Obviously that doesn't look too well. What can I do? My first impression was that they might be too long, which they are not.

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So I finally have a nice pair which fits well (besides the Llubi Boot) smile.gif

I've worn them once yesterday, perhaps for 5 mins outside. Obviously that doesn't look too well. What can I do? My first impression was that they might be too long, which they are not.

All my shoes look like that from the first wear, too. I guess I push off hard with my toes.
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I'm hard on the toes as well.  One reason I prefer synthetic soles - leather just gets chewed up right off the bat.  Almost all my leather soled shoes have metal toe taps for this reason,

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Originally Posted by golfinz View Post
 

Does anyone wear loafers with shorts?  I'm not talking driving loafers, but string, penny, strap, tassel.  It's going to be a hot one this year and I've been eyeing some loafers but not sure about them with shorts.

 

I don't do loafers and I don't do shorts.

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So I finally have a nice pair which fits well (besides the Llubi Boot) :)

 

I've worn them once yesterday, perhaps for 5 mins outside. Obviously that doesn't look too well. What can I do? My first impression was that they might be too long, which they are not.

I have the same problem.

You can get metal toe-taps installed to help with this problem.

You may also take shorter strides at a slower pace.

Metal toe-taps are more practical.

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I have the same problem.

You can get metal toe-taps installed to help with this problem.

You may also take shorter strides at a slower pace.

Metal toe-taps are more practical.

Fair warning those wood floors may take a beating with metal toe taps.  If you wear shoes indoors that it.

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Everyone experiences this.  Its like how the back edge of your heel wears down also.  Its inevitable.

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So I finally have a nice pair which fits well (besides the Llubi Boot) :)

 

I've worn them once yesterday, perhaps for 5 mins outside. Obviously that doesn't look too well. What can I do? My first impression was that they might be too long, which they are not.

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Yeah, that's normal, not much you can do about it other than apply toe taps.  Applying edge dressing will make it less noticeable.

 

Incidentally, any brands of edge dressing people like for that medium brown pictured?

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New GMTO up.  Very pretty, but I don't have the slightest idea how you would wear that.

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I seem to wear down my toe a lot faster on a new pair of shoes. Thus, I always get metal toe taps on new shoes. However, on the 1st resole, I forgo the toe tap. For some reason the sole has already flexed enough that toe wear is minimal.  I always utilize shoe trees. As always, YMMV.

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