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Alternatives to Alden LHS (unlined penny loafers with roomy fit)?

Retri

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Greetings and salutations.

I own a pair of Alden LHS in snuff suede (6243 F), absolutely love the chunkiness and aesthetic, however the last itself fits a little tight even in E width and it took me forever to break them in properly (with the help of a vamp stretcher, too) to the point that they started being comfortable with socks; sizing up wouldn't help either because then the loafer would be too long, I just have wide feet I guess.

I'm currently looking for suede alternatives in different colors, possibly in polo or dark brown cause I'd rather not put my feet through the aforementioned process again.

Could anyone please point me to unlined loafers with roughly the same shape/style and possibly a slightly larger or at the very least similar width? Thus far the only ones that seem to fit the bill are Morjas Ivy loafers but they're sold out in my size.

Much appreciated.
 
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acconrad

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JM Weston 180s are often touted as the comparable penny loafer and arguably better made
 

jeremygo

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I think it would be worth checking out the Crockett & Jones Harvards and the Lof & Tung Xaviers.
 

dukenukem4ever

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Greetings and salutations.

I own a pair of Alden LHS in snuff suede (6243 F), absolutely love the chunkiness and aesthetic, however the last itself fits a little tight even in E width and it took me forever to break them in properly (with the help of a vamp stretcher, too) to the point that they started being comfortable with socks; sizing up wouldn't help either because then the loafer would be too long, I just have wide feet I guess.

I'm currently looking for suede alternatives in different colors, possibly in polo or dark brown cause I'd rather not put my feet through the aforementioned process again.

Could anyone please point me to unlined loafers with roughly the same shape/style and possibly a slightly larger or at the very least similar width? Thus far the only ones that seem to fit the bill are Morjas Ivy loafers but they're sold out in my size.

Much appreciated.
JM WESTON 180
JOHN LOBB LOPEZ
EDWARD GREEN DUKE
 

Webbo

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A wide footer here too. The JM Weston 180 is the most comfortable I have, most of the other companies lasts are a little too refined for me. Velasca might be worth a look too.
 

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