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The 137 last that the Duke is made on has a more round and classic looking toe box that to my eyes somewhat resembles the 202 last. The 184 that the Piccadilly is made on, has a more almond shaped toe box and looks overall sleeker. In my eyes it somewhat resembles the 82 last. In some pictures, the toe box of the Duke looks clownishly round and just too inelegant for my taste, in other pictures it looks to be shaped perfectly (picture 2), while the Piccadilly looks a bit too sleek and indeed feminine for my taste especially considering that I find dressy loafers to be on the extreme feminine side of the spectrum of mens shoes to begin with, being sleek just makes matters worse.

Here are some examples, in the fist pic of a pair of Dukes I find the toe box too round for my taste, in the second pic also of a pair of Dukes, I find the overall look of the shoe to be perfect. The third pic is of a pair of Piccadillys.

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I like both. The Duke is certainly geared toward a casual look and thus I prefer is in shell and suede. The Piccadilly is a classic in calf. Both pairs are on my wish list. I would have already owned that shell Duke had my size not already been gone when Gentlemens Footwear was clearing them out.
 

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The 137 last that the Duke is made on has a more round and classic looking toe box that to my eyes somewhat resembles the 202 last. The 184 that the Piccadilly is made on, has a more almond shaped toe box and looks overall sleeker. In my eyes it somewhat resembles the 82 last. In some pictures, the toe box of the Duke looks clownishly round and just too inelegant for my taste, in other pictures it looks to be shaped perfectly (picture 2), while the Piccadilly looks a bit too sleek and indeed feminine for my taste especially considering that I find dressy loafers to be on the extreme feminine side of the spectrum of mens shoes to begin with, being sleek just makes matters worse.

Here are some examples, in the fist pic of a pair of Dukes I find the toe box too round for my taste, in the second pic also of a pair of Dukes, I find the overall look of the shoe to be perfect. The third pic is of a pair of Piccadillys.

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Do you even have either of these loafers? Who cares how they look in those photos; they both look good in real life and are different.

Piccadilly on 184 is the classic loafers Ross all brands in my book for a dressier look while duke is more casual. I think the Piccadilly is frankly more versatile (eg in suede) and Can be worn in suede with jeans and with a suit.

Duke is more casual for sure and kind of more preppy if you will. Just a more casual shoe to my eye.

I own both.

It isn’t at all feminine in real life
 

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Do you even have either of these loafers? Who cares how they look in those photos; they both look good in real life and are different.
No, I am actually considering purchasing an E.G. loafer (either the Duke or the Piccadilly), but don't have the opportunity to see them IRL, because there isn't a store anywhere near that stocks them. I live in the Netherlands, the closest store that stocks both of the aforementioned models is located in Belgium and they only have them in suede, I am considering purchasing a pair of loafers online in DOAK calf, hence I am currently dependent on judging the two models based on pictures available on the web.

Thanks for sharing you opinion on both models.
 

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Hello, new to this thread and thinking of picking up an EG Audley. Haven't seen much mention of that model in the this thread (based on a couple searches) and just wondering if any owners have feedback? Thanks.
 

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