Now, before you go Compton on me, I fully realize that formal loafers exist by the truckload, but somehow wearing a sleek oxford or derby with a suit gives an air of well-grounded authority, which no loafer can match (obvious pun intended).
Wow, I haven't been keeping up on this thread. Â I can't believe someone really got upset over a dispute concerning loafers. Â Loafers? Â Repeat the word three times slowly to yourself. Â Pretty ridiculous, eh? In regards to offensive comments, I found a winner from page 15. Â The quoted passage is referenced above. Â Unless, you've spent a significant period of time in one of America's or ANY urban ghetto, I don't think a "Compton" reference is really appropriate in this situation. Â There are 19 pages devoted to a debate on the color of shoes worn with a navy suit. Â After spending five minutes on this post, I still can't create a cognizant connection between brown Alden tassel loafers and inner-city Los Angeles. Just adding a bit of perspective and levity to this forum... PS: I have. And when you consider America's poor living in relative luxury compared to the developing world; East LA suddenly looks like paradise next to Darfur.