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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 #61 of 78
I rarely wear socks, so I generally buy my loafers on the smaller side (I wear 9 in lace-ups, so generally I go 8.5 in loafers, though that all obviously depends on the last). I use tension mounted trees (some of them are lasted, but the majority are OTR) for all of them and haven't noticed any egregious stretching or damage. And that's after owning a number of them for years. I've owned the pair at the 9 o'clock position, for instance, for going on 10 years and they've been re-soled almost as many times.
post #62 of 78
I hate you people who can wear loafers. I've never found one that doesn't give me heel slippage...damn my C width.
post #63 of 78
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I rarely wear socks, so I generally buy my loafers on the smaller side (I wear 9 in lace-ups, so generally I go 8.5 in loafers, though that all obviously depends on the last). I use tension mounted trees (some of them are lasted, but the majority are OTR) for all of them and haven't noticed any egregious stretching or damage. And that's after owning a number of them for years. I've owned the pair at the 9 o'clock position, for instance, for going on 10 years and they've been re-soled almost as many times.

Thanks.

I'm probably making more out of it that I should. But I think I'll spring for the tension-mounted, lasted trees for my latest pair of loafers just to put my mind at ease.
post #64 of 78
BB what are the makes of those loafers?

Nice looking shoe serkle
post #65 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.

 

 I love them! I have a pair of black and dark brown loafers. I'm on the lookout for some light brown loafers. biggrin.gif

post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

BB what are the makes of those loafers?

Nice looking shoe serkle

Clockwise from 12:00:

Allen Edmonds MTO Shell
New & Lingwood, aka Poulsen & Skone, aka Alfred Sargent Russian Reindeer Calf
Vintage (c. 1990s, Made in Italy) Cole Haans
C&J for RL (Shell)
Grenson Masterpiece
C&J for Gordon Scott (Suede)
Allen Edmonds
Gravati for Wilkes Bashford Alligator
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Clockwise from 12:00:

Allen Edmonds MTO Shell
New & Lingwood, aka Poulsen & Skone, aka Alfred Sargent Russian Reindeer Calf
Vintage (c. 1990s, Made in Italy) Cole Haans
C&J for RL (Shell)
Grenson Masterpiece
C&J for Gordon Scott (Suede)
Allen Edmonds
Gravati for Wilkes Bashford Alligator

Nice variety there. American, English, Italian. Dressy and casual.

Vass seems to make a dressier elongated loafer too:

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post #68 of 78
Thank you, sir. I was really trying to cover my bases with each purchase. Only other pair I could possibly see buying is a pair of suede pennies, but I think my boat shoes fill that void well enough. From here on out I'm focusing on more casual lace-ups (suede and cordo) and boots. I think I have my loafer spectrum pretty well covered.

Those Vass are sexy, though. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #69 of 78
Wow, this member posted quite a collection. I might be headed in the same Alden route:

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/215023/alden-alternatives-pennys-shoe-mart/0_50
post #70 of 78
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Edited by jrd617 - 2/14/13 at 6:27pm
post #71 of 78
Meet the Copley Family. More members on the way, possibly.

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The brown calf one has about 2 months of wear on it. Pretty much formed to my clodhoppers. These are 10D's, went up a size and put in tongue pads.

Do the dimensions it stretched out to look blobby? The creasing itself is natural because of the grained glove soft leather.
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Meet the Copley Family. More members on the way, possibly.

IMG_5461_zps40cf4e9e.jpg
IMG_5465_zps37a189e2.jpg
ss_zps38bfc912.jpg


The brown calf one has about 2 months of wear on it. Pretty much formed to my clodhoppers. These are 10D's, went up a size and put in tongue pads.

Do the dimensions it stretched out to look blobby? The creasing itself is natural because of the grained glove soft leather.

Normally go down a 1/2 size in loafers. I like these b/c of the longer vamp/lake. Much nicer looking than the LHS IMO.
post #73 of 78
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Normally go down a 1/2 size in loafers. I like these b/c of the longer vamp/lake. Much nicer looking than the LHS IMO.

Agreed on the LHS point.

Looks like Leather Soul did a Plaza loafer special order. Very chiseled.

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post #74 of 78
Thoughts on these from Unionmade? Got a bit of a AE Rough collection vibe

Chromexcel


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Edited by jrd617 - 2/26/13 at 9:14pm
post #75 of 78
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Thoughts on these from Unionmade? Got a bit of a AE Rough collection vibe

Chromexcel


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Except much better materials used than a AE fing02[1].gif Looks really good and will feel great with the butyl sole.

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