- Aug 2, 2011
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I think loafers are very much a part of American menswear tradition. I absolutely love loafers of all kinds. I’m also wearing loafers today. Look away. Look away.Wonderful ensembles all around, but can somebody explain to me the allure of penny and tassled loafers? In South America it screams "you are a lazy old who doesn't care about menswear and gave up"; it is almost worse than wearing sneakers with suits. Look at the awesome fits by @Betelgeuse: his Carmina complements the suit perfectly. I am not going to give you my opinion on tasseled anything. I am glad that style of footwear does not exist around me. Of course, "de gustibus non est disputandum" and all that, but in my eyes, any classic menswear attire with a loafer would be improved by the right oxford or derby (I like monks and double-monks, but also get why people dislike them). Is it an American thing? Northern European? Or just variety for variety's sake (that would be the most reasonable explanation, I believe, but I stand to be corrected)?