?? I do not own, and have never owned single or double monks.
But please continue.
Also divisive: plain socks, brown shoes... shit that makes no sense or for which there is no hesitation in real world
Last time double monks were mentioned in here enthusiasm was unanimous but guys get squeamish about loafers. More people buying high shaft dress boots than plain loafers. Get your head checked
I read you loud and clear. There is nothing to "acquire" about a loafer. It is one of the most basic shoes. If you are only wearing lacing shoes, I begin to suspect you are overdressed for 99% of situations (surprise! welcome to SF).
Let me break it down for you: grown man discovers clothing at age 30, is used to wearing sneakers, decides that loafers have some vestigial preppy/Lord Fauntleroy connotation, afraid of foot looking dainty, decides to sink 401K into every iteration of closed toe laced shoe possible, including spectators.
If this were a matter of individual taste, that would be one thing, but trends on here suggest an overwhelming number of people are scared or put off by loafers.
I, for one, like to do yardwork in the nude while wearing only suede loafers.