Does anyone know where to buy relatively inexpensive Belgian loafers, such as the ones that Luca Rubinacci and Glenn O'Brien wear? They tend to look like the image below. Thanks!
Belgian loafers wear out very fast (faster than even driving loafers, for example); a friend of mine burnt through his in about a year IIRC. I'd be cautious about purchasing them if cost is particularly important or if you want these to be more than a semi-disposable shoe. If you won't wear them outside all that much, they'll last a lot longer though.
They are certainly very pretty though.
Will at ASW just posted about them (his site is working for me at this exact moment for a more direct link but) here is a link: http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/&usg=AFQjCNE07YzQxODo9X54zBJ7tcb3YgWCIA
There is a store that sells them in London, I have no idea if that is more convenient for you, let me know and I'll find you a link.
Thanks for all of the help. What do you guys think about this, albeit more colorful, option? Thanks again
You must be joking.
Belgian Shoes in NY sells the loafers with the original rubber soles as well as traditional leather soles. So, longevity is not necessarily an issue.
Thanks, maybe something more along the lines of Lapo's shoes?