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slouchy came in, in a nice little box. Super happy with the fit, a bit snug which is what I wanted. I'm in love!

Also, as a noob in shoes approaching any hint of formalness, especially leather shoes, any pointers on keeping these mint will be appreciated. Should I get them reinforced soles? any leather treatments? or should I just wear it and just embrace the wear and tear as it's already got a worn look?
To the extent you can assign intent to a product, Hender Schemes are intended to be worn and to bare the marks of wear. Adding a sole could increase traction or durability, but will also change the profile a bit and may impede the break-in process some. Maybe wear them in and then see about adding a rubber sole. Toe taps would be overkill.

I understand the instinct to preserve something that is expensive. But life is finite and you can’t take them with you.
 

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To the extent you can assign intent to a product, Hender Schemes are intended to be worn and to bare the marks of wear. Adding a sole could increase traction or durability, but will also change the profile a bit and may impede the break-in process some. Maybe wear them in and then see about adding a rubber sole. Toe taps would be overkill.

I understand the instinct to preserve something that is expensive. But life is finite and you can’t take them with you.
Yea I'm not too fussed about the cost/damage factor, was just more curious about whether there was any basic steps that needed to be taken with these types of shoes, as I'm a total noob. Cheers
 

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coming from years of sneakers and jandals these feel plenty formal to me! but obviously not actual 'formal' as described in menswear
I feel you on this, I've worn mostly either boots (steel toe for work) or sneakers for the vast majority of my life. When i look at loafers I feel like they are "formal". I guess they are considered more smart casual, but I just don't see myself wearing them. Now I'm more a brogue captoe kind of person in super casual leathers
 

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I wear my MIP-8s (NBs) all the time, and they become incredibly comfortable, especially barefoot. The leather laces don’t tir well though, and break. Just switch to the cream cotton ones.
I made the lace switch recently and it appears to help.

Not abandoning them yet!
 

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