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One loafer above all others

Buffon.bj

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For aesthetics, I love the Alden tassels as well as penny loafers. Unfortunately, with a wide forefoot, low feet and narrow heel, I've come to the realization that there isn't a loafer model on the market which would suit my feet even remotely. Hence, the best loafers for my feet would probably be not buying loafers at all :D
 

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It you have only one pair, I think penny loafers might be more versatile than tassels. Now that’s me, and maybe it’s different in the USA.
Tassel loafers don’t receive much love where I live (I do like them and have several pairs though).
 

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Thoughts on wearing the JM Weston 180's with tailored clothing?
 

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Cowbells are not for me either. Those suede Fukuda are awesome!!.
 

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For aesthetics, I love the Alden tassels as well as penny loafers. Unfortunately, with a wide forefoot, low feet and narrow heel, I've come to the realization that there isn't a loafer model on the market which would suit my feet even remotely. Hence, the best loafers for my feet would probably be not buying loafers at all :D
I'm in a similar boat in terms of foot construction. I like loafers enough that I just make do with tongue pads.
 

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Thoughts on wearing the JM Weston 180's with tailored clothing?
I frequently wear them with a coat and odd trousers. For a suit I'd switch to a Derby or an Oxford ... but I'm speaking for myself.
 
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What I have discovered is that fine loafers have one thing in common with Lays Potato Chips. Lays claims you can't eat just one. I say you can't live with just one pair of loafers ... or two or three or four for that matter.
 
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If you were to only have one loafer in your collection, what would you chose?

I am currently looking to add to my loafer collection and, while perusing multiple different shoe brand threads on this site, I thought this would be a good thought experiment to see what people thought was the one loafer they would want to have in a collection.
Its a tight call, either a black calf penny loafer or a suede tassel loafer probably. If I (personally) had to pick between the two, I would probably keep the suede one.
 

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I will say I now wish I hadn't started out my loafer journey with Ferragamo bit drivers, etc., and had instead spent those considerable sums on a variety of the loafers pictured in this thread (Alden LHS in shell and suede, some nice tassels, and a couple pairs of the Quoddy/Rancourt penny loafers I just recently acquired). The black grain and navy suede Ferragamo drivers I have now are of much more limited utility than I thought they'd be when I lusted for them years ago.
 

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