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Suede Loafer Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bantone, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. bantone

    bantone Senior Member

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    Could someone suggest me some good Italian/Spanish/English Suede Penny loafers? I have some American ones by Alden but I notice the last they are on make it a wider shoe and I have a narrow foot. Any brands for me to look at? Thanks!
     

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    There are many, but I've been happy with Carmina (XIM, Uetam) and C&J (Harvard, Boston). I've got a few Alden Loafers. I like the Copley and the unlined LHS. The unlined fits more narrow than the lined. If you like Alden, they do have narrow widths.

    https://www.crockettandjones.com/collections/mens/loafers/?material=suede
    https://www.carminashoemaker.us/mens-loafers
    https://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-6243f-upl-handsewn-on-the-last-flex-welt-snuff-suede/
    https://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-9697f-penny-loafer-flex-welt-dark-brown-suede/
     

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    Eli Curt Distinguished Member

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    Alden snuff suede are a good casual choice and I like the carmina for a bit of a dressier(?) choice.
     

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    Evergreen88 Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought the CJ Sidney in suede, as my first pair of loafers. They are on the beautiful 341 last, which is quite narrow and slightly elongated

    IMG-20190302-WA0000~01.jpg
     

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    dluce76 Senior Member

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    These are gorgeous and exactly what I'm searching for. What's the color called?
     

  7. Evergreen88

    Evergreen88 Well-Known Member

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    That's the 'snuff suede', here is the link to their official site:
    https://www.crockettandjones.com/sydney-snuff-suede/

    I went half a size down compared to another pair I have in the same last. Still trying to figure out if it was the right decision, but probably yes
     

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    If you have a narrow foot, you should look at Carmina's 10082, which is on the Simpson last.

    This would be my #one-shoe if a gun was pointed at my head. I have 2 identical pair of brown suede, and I MTO-d a pair in navy a few years ago. Brown pair #1 was resoled last summer at Carmina NYC. Brown pair #2 was bought last minute before my trip to Seoul 2 springs ago and I didn't trust the sole health of pair #1.

    When I tried on the Uetam last from Carmina, I felt it was shorter in UK 10 than Simpson. Back in the day, the Armoury HK didn't stock 10.5, and I haven't tried it anywhere else.
     

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    I actually do have some Alden LHS. The issue is that they are a 10.5. I probably could use a 10 in them since they tend to slip more when I wear certain socks. Without socks and an insert for my flat feet they feel fine but I feel like they are the edge of slipping lol.

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    Other than that I feel like I could use a slimmer profile and a more caramel color but I could just be nitpicking b/c overall they look great.
     

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    masterphotog Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a nice pair of suede shoes also. They would mostly be worn with chinos or jeans.

    I really like these, but I'd prefer no toe cap.

    Any suggestions on a double monk suede that can be worn casually?

    Thank you
     

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    masterphotog Well-Known Member

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    Someone did, many thanks!

    The casual sole (like the ones on the Magnanni) would be nice, but no cap toe is a higher priority. thank you
     

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    Andrew Carkhuff Senior Member

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    Does anyone have pics of Meermins new-ish loafers on the NOD last?
     

  15. Thin White Duke

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    It’s all about your budget. What are we talking here?
    I have Meermins in polo suede which is a shade or two more ‘ginger’ than snuff suede. They have a narrower apron than usually round toed pennies but I like ‘em. Last is a little more formal looking than as an example those Alden’s in the pic up thread. They recently came out with unlined loafers but I haven’t tried them on.
     

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