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Relatively Inexpensive Belgian Loafers

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

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!

 

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post #2 of 14
Loake lincoln in dark brown suede. Retail is about £140.00.

I don't think the Rubinacci loafers are too expensive though. I forgot how much they sold for. Their online store is down for this whole month of August 2012, but they'll probably be listed there when it comes back up.
post #3 of 14

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.

post #4 of 14
belgianshoes.com
They have a store in NYC. They're not exactly inexpensive but they are wonderful. My understanding is they are the "originals".
post #5 of 14
Ah the shoes of art dealers......
post #6 of 14

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.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much for all of the help. Any thoughts on this, albeit more colorful, option?

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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all of the help. What do you guys think about this, albeit more colorful, option? Thanks again

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/98558016

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by maraca2020 View Post

Thanks for all of the help. What do you guys think about this, albeit more colorful, option? Thanks again

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/98558016

 

Are they mens?

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yes

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by maraca2020 View Post

Thanks for all of the help. What do you guys think about this, albeit more colorful, option? Thanks again

 

http://www.parkandbond.com/product/98558016

 

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.

post #12 of 14
They are fun. Note they are also available in more subdued colors.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks, maybe something more along the lines of Lapo's shoes?

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RcSnXhNmbuQ/TBtnOyAJ0PI/AAAAAAAAADM/8LtTq70WnPU/s1600/lapo-elkann-shoes.jpg


Edited by maraca2020 - 8/5/12 at 1:52pm
post #14 of 14

 Authentic Belgian Loafers were the comfy shoes of choice for Bernie Madoff.  Surprised there weren't dozens of "slightly used" pairs on eBay after his unfortunate relocation. 

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