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The perfect penny loafers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TauKappaEpsilon, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    Anytime you would wear a boat shoe (when you arent on a boat) can, and should, be replaced with a casual penny loafer. I would suggest getting a pair of AE Kenwoods and wearing them instead of your boat shoes for a few days and see what you think.
     
  2. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    Can anyone explain what is meant when someone refers to the "lining" of a penny loafer? I've noticed that typically the more casual penny loafers are unlined whereas the more business forward loafers are lined. What does this mean?
     
  3. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    ??
     
  4. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Lining as your suit lining or pants lining, except its leather instead of bemberg. Shoes w/o lining has a little bit less shape/sturdiness.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    mebe. they wear a little lighter. ideal for the sockless way of life.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps these don't fall under FC's definition of a proper penny loafer, but I just got these C&J Sydneys from Sky Valet and am quite happy with them:

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  8. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    FC's definition? And how is Sky Valet? I've heard good things but I haven't had the chance to go over yet.
     
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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Carmina on the Simpson last:

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    Crockett and Jones for Ralph Lauren Marlow (shell cordovan):
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    this looks like shell, in which case, yes. yes, yes, yes
     
  12. PattyC

    PattyC Senior member

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    The Loake Whitehalls look nice and don't terribly break the bank.
     

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