Alternative to Weejuns?

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  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Okay, in my month back at AAAC, I wandered over to the Trad forum once or twice, biting my tongue now and then ("Brooks was so much better way back when..."), but picking up wisdom where I might.

    Thus inspired, I shopped for Weejuns last week. Wow, they are hard as bricks.

    Can anyone suggest another leather-soled brand under, say, $300 that would fit that hole in my shoe collection?
     


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    I don't know if it's available in Poland, but for US$145, San Antonio Shoes (SAS) makes a handsewn very much like the old Weejuns. They're high in quality.
     


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    I second the vote for SAS. Johnston & Murphy and Sebago both make decent penny loafers as well.
     


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    Okay, in my month back at AAAC, I wandered over to the Trad forum once or twice, biting my tongue now and then ("Brooks was so much better way back when..."), but picking up wisdom where I might.

    Thus inspired, I shopped for Weejuns last week. Wow, they are hard as bricks.

    Can anyone suggest another leather-soled brand under, say, $300 that would fit that hole in my shoe collection?


    I think Alden and AE have models for under $300. I have a black penny loafer from Brooks Brothers that was made by Sebago (back when they had the US factory) and those are very flexible. The current ones are made in the DR, I think, and about $160-180. I got mine as seconds at Marshall's - and I think there are quite a few on Ebay.
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    I am partial to the Allen Edmonds Cameron. Very comfortable and my pair have held up well. It's a full strap penny loafer, which may make it a little less "trad," but I'm not really sure (there appear to be so many rules for dressing like you're not concerned with the rules of dress, that I've lost track [​IMG]).

    Here's a link.

    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/w...00&imageType=2
     


  6. Mr. Checks

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    Thanks all.
     


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