Right. It reminds me of the branding on women's shoes. It's just not appealing to me. It also just reminds me of tacky power suits since that's when they came into vogue.
I also think that there are a billion other pairs of shoes that would look better when substitutes for bit loafers.
I don't dislike loafers though. Just bit loafers.
It's totally fair to dislike bit loafers if you don't like how they look. That said, it is worth pointing out that the Gucci bit loafer is around 60 years old at this point. It may have become popular and overplayed a bit further along in its history, but it definitely does have some tradition behind it. I wonder how many people who dislike bit loafers for their ubiquity in certain circles (not putting you in this camp; just raising the point) would howl in protest if one pointed out that we could take away their monkstraps for similar crimes.
Fair enough. There are plenty of things that I don't particularly care for the look of and thus don't wear myself. It is interesting how people make judgments based on what one is wearing that may have little to no foundation. I mean this is SF and we kind of specialize in these discussions (along with discussions on the finer nuances of fit), but still.