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post #32 of 93
I haven't gotten into loafers yet. Perhaps I have to find the right pair. They are finding their place in my rotation wearing them without socks to the beach, run errands, pick up the mail, etc. Since they are so easy to put on and off, they make a nice convenience shoe.
post #33 of 93
I have a pair of penny loafers and a pair of Venetian slip-ons that I alternate when in Florida, but they don't get much use in New York in any season. I wear them with chinos, linen or seersucker trousers and socks.
post #34 of 93
The problem with loafers is that there is so much variety and that it seems to turn on relatively small differences. It is hard to find the right pair. The Alden shell does look good (as usual), but also looks a little business casual. The bass weejun is a classic, but for college kids. I've never really liked the casual venetians. The higher end loafers can be too dressy, without really working with a suit. I still think there must be a right pair out there, but I haven't tracked it down yet.
post #35 of 93
I wouldn't wear loafers with a suit to work, or at any formal place.
If you're going casual, then loafers would work, especially if you're going with a younger more modern look.
post #36 of 93
Alden full straps in shell look great with suits. There is a slot for a penny, but I have never seen it used.
post #37 of 93
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Originally Posted by MilanoStyle View Post
What do you think guys? Can a well dressed young man look sleek and modern with penny loafers?

Depends on where you are wearing them but for casual penny loafers are awesome!
post #38 of 93
I view the loafer the same as the button down collar, good with a sport coat but not a suit.
post #39 of 93
I love penny loafers, but they have to be sleek with a high vamp. C&J does a couple models well. Nice and sleek. No inserted-pennies ever, and no tassels for me.

I think the biggest thing is, unless you have a BIG foot, you better be wearing slim/tapered trousers at the hem otherwise Penny loafers have a way of making themselves look really skinny/small on your foot.
post #40 of 93
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
I view the loafer the same as the button down collar, good with a sport coat but not a suit.
I love loafers, but not with suits for formal business dress. I think they look great with more casual poplin and linen suits.
post #41 of 93
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post
I love penny loafers, but they have to be sleek with a high vamp. C&J does a couple models well. Nice and sleek. No inserted-pennies ever, and no tassels for me.

I think the biggest thing is, unless you have a BIG foot, you better be wearing slim/tapered trousers at the hem otherwise Penny loafers have a way of making themselves look really skinny/small on your foot.

Agree on the high vamp and sleek requirements. Most penny loafers do not meet either.
post #42 of 93
I'm not a big fan but do have a suede pair, and they're almost exclusively worn with linen suits.
post #43 of 93
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I love loafers, but not with suits for formal business dress. I think they look great with more casual poplin and linen suits.

Don't forget seersucker!!
post #44 of 93
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
Don't forget seersucker!!
Yes, of course.
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Just my 2 cents...

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