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Poll Results: How important are loafers to your wardrobe?

 
  • 25% (44)
    Critical. Without loafers, I would lose the will to live.
  • 40% (71)
    Not critical, but I wear them frequently enough to consider them a wardrobe staple.
  • 11% (20)
    They're almost useless, but I'd rather have them and not wear them than run the risk of not having them on hand when the proper occasion arises.
  • 22% (39)
    I don't own loafers, or I own some but never wear them.
174 Total Votes  
post #16 of 78
Sometimes I'm just too lazy, loafers work for those days. That and Florida weather dictates as much at times...
post #17 of 78

I tend to reserve loafers for warmer weather as well. Sebago drivers and Paraboot Reims, here.

post #18 of 78
I do not like or wear loafers or boat shoes.
post #19 of 78
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

I do not like or wear loafers or boat shoes.

Then what do you wear when you're on a boat?
post #20 of 78
I have the Marlows and a trusty pair of Gucci that I have had for so long that I have grown tired of them but he damn things never seem to wear out!

For me, loafers are a spring/summer casual shoe and look much better and are more practical with casual pants or shorts in a beach environment that lace-ups. In addition, when traveling, you can wear them to the beach and then put on a pair of pants and wear them out to dinner. One less pair of shoes to pack.

I fly for work just about every other week and it makes getting through the TSA that much easier in the summer. In the winter, I usually fly with a sturdy pair of cordovan boots and just bite the bullet and lace/unlace them through the TSA.
post #21 of 78
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Couldn't live without loafers in the Atlanta summers. I must admit I'll even wear them with suits sometimes. Even though I know I shouldn't.
I've had a pair of Sperry suede penny loafers for about 30years. My favorite casual Friday shoe, sans socks of course.

Same. Though, not with suits.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

True story, aside from some wool socks I wear with Bean boots and white athletic numbers, I didn't own a pair of socks until about a month ago... biggrin.gif

I grew up on Cape Cod, where I did not know what a sock was until I turned 18 and moved south. And then I was all, WTF, socks down here???

So, yeah, hate socks.
post #22 of 78
I have never owned a pair of loafers in all my long life. It's curious, because I really don't have anything against loafers (except tassel loafers and kilties, both of which I do not like)...it's just one of those things. I just prefer the more secure fit of lace-ups and can't think of a sartorial situation where a loafer would be preferable to a comparable lace-up, except for air travel these days, and I do as little of that as possible.
post #23 of 78
Life without Alden suede tassel loafers would be sad.
post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post

they are on the list but just way way down the bottom!

This.
post #25 of 78
I really dislike loafers and have never owned a pair.
post #26 of 78
I'm new to loafers, and now wonder what took me so long to get a pair.
Got a pair of Sebagos some time ago just to try them out and see if I can get into them, and now I have asked Santa for a pair of C&Js smile.gif
post #27 of 78
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

I've been saving up for a pair of C&J Mertons, but since I rarely wear the loafers I already own, I'm now thinking about putting that money toward other articles of clothing.
To tell the truth, I tend to feel a bit unshod in loafers and prefer the solid heft of thicker-soled lace-ups underfoot. I'm wondering, in fact, if a well-dressed man needs even a single pair of loafers. (And if he doesn't need them, why would I?)
Please take the poll so I can see where other Forvm members stand on the issue.

Only use loafer for very light activity.
Loafer not real shoe,
it easy shoe.
Me use loafer when me not leave house.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I tend to reserve loafers for warmer weather as well.
yes
post #28 of 78
Sure seems to be a matter of personal preference. Like everything, I guess. I find loafers to be the most versatile shoe I own - I wear them with khakis, jeans, suits and shorts three seasons of the year.
post #29 of 78
For the most part, I don't get them. I have one pair of woven leather AE's that, for whatever reason, I love. My guess is, they're not SF approved, but make a great summer shoe. I nearly bit on a pair of Carmina on the B&S but quibbled too long and they were sold.
post #30 of 78
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

i have the mertons.
all i can say is, get them.

Which ones do you have, Quad? The suedes?

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

I don't have anything against loafers on other guys, but I've never seen an outfit that I thought would really benefit from loafers and loafers alone.
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I just prefer the more secure fit of lace-ups and can't think of a sartorial situation where a loafer would be preferable to a comparable lace-up

These two quotes ^ pretty much sum up the way I've been feeling about loafers lately. I think I'm going to pass on the Mertons ... at least for now.

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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post

Me use loafer when me not leave house.

Me use cheap-ass slipper when me not leave house.
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