I'm having a couple of insecurities about shoes that I'd like opinions on. First, I have a couple of pairs (one more than I need, but they are slightly different) of gucci bit loafers (nickel bit), but a young female friend said that look is dated. (They are from 2002, and similar to current styles.) The salesman at Neiman Marcus says it's a classic look. Oh, I am forty-something (and have stopped posting to the gq list, because that seems to be 20 year-olds). What do you all think? Other look is the monk strap, which I used to like quite a bit but see less now, and haven't worn in a couple of years. Finally, I'm looking for a comfortable brown shoe to wear with jeans during the summer. (Probably lace-ups, b/c I have a decent pair of driving mocs already.) I'd be grateful for any recommendations. Thanks. Oh, I probably have about 12 pairs of shoes.