Loafers

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    With all due respect to differing opinions, I think those are fantastically hideous.

    These look like a lobotomized chelsea boot.
     


  2. SkinnyGoomba

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  3. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    Lobb Rio, Corthay Massai, or Weston #180. Aubercy has a tassle loafer that I saw in a magazine that seemd nice.
     


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    greekonomist Senior member

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    With all due respect to differing opinions, I think those are fantastically hideous.

    I concur.

    These look like a lobotomized chelsea boot.

    +100 I just don't get side-gusset slip-ons.
     


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    [​IMG] The EG Parson is a bit nicer than the eden in my opinion.
     


  6. mafoofan

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    ^^^ Eh. The broguing just puts a shallow glaze over the underlying hideousness.
     


  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd like the Eden were it just a bit taller and squared off at the top. I'd like a low chelsea, but they're hard to find. Disappointingly, I initially thought the Eden was what I was looking for, but twas not.

    Do you have a side gusset?

    Or just a plain old Gucci horsebit? The classic type?


    [​IMG]


    At first I thought you were kidding. I just can't go there with you, especially on the Gucci.
     


  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These are actually pretty nice.

    There's also the Harrow from Edward Green which is somewhat more "classic".


    Thanks FNB. These are a MTO EG Tewkesbury.
     


  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Gucci might be too Gucci. I had an uncle who wore Gucci loafers, and we called him the uncle in Gucci loafers.

    The original version is classic collegiate/Yankee with a touch of Palm Bitch. I still remember a pair from college that ended being duct-taped for a month or two before tossing.

    The fact that the originals are so unpopular now with so many bastardized versions and imitators is just icing on the cake. If I add the fact that Fuuma and edmorel hate it, my love simply grows stronger.

    I wear them with relish and they are still as comfy as they ever were. Iconic goodness. The calf versions are great with cords.


    - B
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    At first I thought you were kidding. I just can't go there with you, especially on the Gucci.

    That's like refusing potato chips at a steakhouse bar.


    - B
     


  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The original version is classic collegiate/Yankee with a touch of Palm Bitch. I still remember a pair from college that ended being duct-taped for a month or two before tossing.

    The fact that the originals are so unpopular now with so many bastardized versions and imitators is just icing on the cake. If I add the fact that Fuuma and edmorel hate it, my love simply grows stronger.

    I wear them with relish and they are still as comfy as they ever were. Iconic goodness. The calf versions are great with cords.


    - B


    +1. I have a pair that my father gave me from the 70s that are classic black with burgundy/navy grosgrain horsebits.

    They rock!
     


  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    ^^^ Eh. The broguing just puts a shallow glaze over the underlying hideousness.

    Oh, no, my friend...they doth kicketh asseth.

    [​IMG]


    - B
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll284/shoreman1782/YumaPOV.jpg[IMG][/I]
    I like this style. Been lusting after a similar pair by Martegani. Will probably get them in shell w/ rubber soles, if/when Ron has a deal this year on mto. I think they'd be a great travel shoe. Would link a pic, but Ron's got the Wordpress site down for renovation. My other favorite style is [URL='http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=523&Product_Id=964180&Parent_Id=522&default_color=Rustic-brown']this[/URL], at Brooks Brothers, New and Lingwood, C&J, Sanders, Alfred Sargent, etc. Am not a fan of the similar versions w/ the exposed gussets. To me a loafer should be clean and simple, no tassles, no butterflys, no bits. Maybe some broguing, or a penny strap would be OK, imo
     


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    ...until you move and the side shows.
     


  15. Film Noir Buff

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    Oh, no, my friend...they doth kicketh asseth. [​IMG] - B
    They certainly kicked the rest of the outfit's...[​IMG]
     


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