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Opinion on penny loafers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MilanoStyle, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. 997CTSurg

    997CTSurg Senior member

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    Just scored #8 unlined BB cordovan loafers for 25% off
    I like them. I'm not a loafer person.
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    so penny loafers and jeans are a go?
    its a good look if done right. Im going to try and rock my RL Cordo Pennys with my slim fit RRL jeans. Only question now is whether or not I should wear a visible sock
    Just scored #8 unlined BB cordovan loafers for 25% off I like them. I'm not a loafer person.
    nice. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Senior member

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    Penny loafers are awesome.

    I don't wear them with a suit, but I do wear them with both wool and cotton pants.

    I have a sleek one in black which looks really good with formal wool and a more modern-interpretation of a trad penny loafer in whiskey for khakis and tapered trousers.

    I don't wear loafers with Jeans. I think it looks wrong [​IMG]
     
  4. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    What about shorts? Anyone wear penny loafers with shorts?
     
  5. Kevk

    Kevk Well-Known Member

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    What about shorts? Anyone wear penny loafers with shorts?

    I have a pair of Alden for BB whiskey shell unlined penny loafers that I wear with khaki shorts and a nice polo shirt. The lighter color of whiskey and the unlined shell works well for summer wear without socks.

    Purchased the same Alden loafers in tan and snuff suede to wear with shorts this year.
    They look nicer than boat shoes but are just as comfortable.
    Now just have to wait for summer.
     
  6. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I have a pair of Alden for BB whiskey shell unlined penny loafers that I wear with khaki shorts and a nice polo shirt. The lighter color of whiskey and the unlined shell works well for summer wear without socks.

    Purchased the same Alden loafers in tan and snuff suede to wear with shorts this year.
    They look nicer than boat shoes but are just as comfortable.
    Now just have to wait for summer.


    Do you have a picture? Curious because I love the whiskey color but not sure what kind of loafer you are talking about and I need a pair of light brown loafers. I've been striking out!
     
  7. Kevk

    Kevk Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a picture? Curious because I love the whiskey color but not sure what kind of loafer you are talking about and I need a pair of light brown loafers. I've been striking out!

    Sorry no pictures, will have to take a few. They are the LHS's (leisure hand sewn) unlined loafers that BB sells made by Alden. The whiskey shell ones were only avaliable from the Madison Ave. BB store.
     
  8. Achilles_

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    I really want a pair of penny loafers just so I can go sock less with my casual outfits. [​IMG]

    Any ideas on cheap new ones?
     
  9. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Sorry no pictures, will have to take a few. They are the LHS's (leisure hand sewn) unlined loafers that BB sells made by Alden. The whiskey shell ones were only avaliable from the Madison Ave. BB store.

    Thanks. I'm sure the Alden store has something similar.
     
  10. Bill Smith

    Bill Smith Senior member

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    Currently I own a black and dark brown pairs of 11 year old Sebago penny loafers and I wear them with anything but a suit. What I really want is an pair of #8 Cordovan Alden LHS loafers preferably 10.5 B and that is on the long term acquisition list.
     
  11. OTTOKAR

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    So what are some good penny loafers? I thought about getting the Peal and Co. brown penny loafers during the 25% off sale but decided against it. I have also been thinking about Alden penny loafers.
    J.M. Weston model 180!
    so penny loafers and jeans are a go?
    I think so
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Another New Yorker

    Another New Yorker Senior member

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    I really want a pair of penny loafers just so I can go sock less with my casual outfits. [​IMG]

    Any ideas on cheap new ones?

    According to AAAF the Gilman model from Bass is a step above the Weejun. It was on deep discount last year at 70 bucks from like 120-130 but I imagine finding it around 100 or 90 isn't impossible.
     
  13. sellahi22

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    J.M. Weston model 180!

    I think so
    [​IMG]


    Awesome shoes, but you should do them justice with jeans/trousers with a narrower leg opening
     
  14. RangerP

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    Awesome shoes, but you should do them justice with jeans/trousers with a narrower leg opening

    +1

    That picture doesn't look so good
     
  15. RangerP

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    Love my penny loafers.

    They are all I wear casually during the summer.
     
  16. OTTOKAR

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    Awesome shoes, but you should do them justice with jeans/trousers with a narrower leg opening

    +1

    That picture doesn't look so good

    Ok you have a point here!
    How about This one
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Ok you have a point here!
    How about This one
    [​IMG]


    Black on black--are you going to a funeral?

    Also, you need to take in some of that break.

    The shoes are fine.
     
  18. confuciussay

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    Ok you have a point here!
    How about This one
    [​IMG]


    I think penny loafers work best with slim trousers. Those are surely full cut trousers.
     
  19. Galix

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    I'm a young man and I wear burgundy penny loafers. Actually I do wear them in combination with either chinos (navy or beige) or jeans, which I think it's a winning combination. Specially because you get an informal / young but yet stylish image.
     
  20. sellahi22

    sellahi22 Senior member

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    Ok you have a point here!
    How about This one
    [​IMG]


    Really awful. You need to get some slim trousers. Look into incotex, borrelli, and rota.
     

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