Been going back and forth on these for months. I like the look of Alden's snuff suede loafer and I also really like that they are on the flex sole. But, I cannot get over the fact that the vamp seems too short. For comparison purposes, I have been leaning towards C&J's Harvard (thru Ben Silver), which looks great but I would really prefer the flex sole over single leather.
I realize it's personal preference at the end of the day, but what do LHS owners think about the length of the vamp? Do you find that when wearing with shorts, or slim pants, it shows too much foot/sock?
I just picked up my first pair of LHSs...
The length of the vamp is just right for me. I don't wear any kind of shoes with shorts, so can't help you there. I generally wear straight leg khakis, chinos or jeans, so barely any foot/sock showing. I can see showing too much foot/sock in a business environment a no no, but ok in a casual setting.
BTW, these things are so dang comfortable right out of the box! It doesn't take much to break them in.