I completely disagree. The Gucci version is the real deal and, when worn with a properly aged pair of khakis and tweed jacket, look fantastic. The EG version are too big, too clunky and, suprisingly, too flashy.
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I half agree with you, and half don't. I bet the EGs would look way better worn than they do in that photo. They're kind of insane there, but I under a hem they might work. I do agree with you that good moccasin-style bit loafers are really excellent, and people who reject them out of hand confuse me as much as people who eschew tassels.