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February 28, 2013 at 3:08 am
Quite preppy indeed…Makes me buy back some old college memories…Still , neat and proper !!!
February 28, 2013 at 8:50 am
they look comfortable :)
Harold N. Craanst
February 28, 2013 at 3:24 am
Really like these. I agree with the shape issue, but these seem to CV combat that. Add a penny or not though???
February 28, 2013 at 3:33 am
so stylish! almu
February 28, 2013 at 3:37 am
I love Milan (my town) fashion, but most of all taste is everywhere…
February 28, 2013 at 4:13 am
Brilliant phrase! Already appropriated! Pointy shoes do not ‘make a good foot’. These are still a little pointy for my taste. Great photos as ever . . .
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February 28, 2013 at 4:25 am
February 28, 2013 at 4:49 am
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February 28, 2013 at 5:08 am
Agreed. I bought a pair of Tod’s and whilst they are very confortable, the toe does have that very rounded profile and the leather lacks a depth of colour. These look better although I think the brown is possibly a bit boring ( better at the toe.).
February 28, 2013 at 5:35 am
Does anybody remember the legend of the penny loafer? You put a penny in the slot if you were single, a nickle if you had a girlfriend, a dime if you were engaged, and a quarter if you were married! Then, when you get divorced, you’re back to no money in the vamp slot!
March 5, 2013 at 4:08 am
Really? I like it!!!!! Where did you hear that?
February 28, 2013 at 5:48 am
They are really nice! I also like the colors. You can see that they are from high quality.
February 28, 2013 at 5:54 am
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February 28, 2013 at 6:22 am
Love them.. classic!
February 28, 2013 at 6:23 am
La Mademoiselle Snob
February 28, 2013 at 6:31 am
love the made in italy <3
February 28, 2013 at 7:28 am
I think the penny loafer was made for the flat-footed man. Is this fair to say?
February 28, 2013 at 7:40 am
Personally, I like them! I have a serious thing for men’s shoes though, and loafers in particular, yum!
February 28, 2013 at 7:57 am
These are so heaven.Color/shape/patina just as it should be. This is why for women, I have always adored the classic ferragamo – perfect “good foot” shoes because they had a long toe box and a more narrow last.
February 28, 2013 at 9:33 am
Gorgeous. It’s not the clunky penny loafer I grew up wearing.
February 28, 2013 at 10:09 am
dear scott, i definitely agree about the shape, especially when you have rather small feet like me (6.5).
i found the one below – shell cordovan from german online-store manufactum – which i think is quite an alternative. cheers from stuttgart!
February 28, 2013 at 10:12 am
The leather looks exquisite–which always elevates the mundane…however…not even these could put them back on feet that were compelled to wear them 5 days/wk for four years straight.
February 28, 2013 at 10:35 am
These are beautiful, a very classic style.
February 28, 2013 at 10:46 am
Funny, I too am very particular about the toe shape of my shoes. Very interesting phrase “make a good foot.” XOXO
February 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm
I think that shoes have to be slave to the feet, not the reverse. So the shape should be rounded in such a way the inside foot fits in it correctly. So that just Cinderella, maybe, can have a good foot.
I hate the Italian saying: “chi bella vuol comparire, un poco deve soffrire” = “she, who wants to look good, has to suffer some pain”.
February 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm
I love penny loafers! Such a classic American style.
February 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm
I agree with Garance, and I love that you told us this because I’ve always felt this way, but never heard anyone say it out loud before!
Cole Haan makes a lovely loafer for women without the rounded bad foot issue going on. I bought mine in black and wear them everywhere.
February 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Perhaps it is a French saying and thus you heard it from Garance, but I heard C. Roitfeld use it in a talk sponsored by a division of Alliance Francais … she used it about herself, but in relation to having innate talent for ballet … she says she has a “good foot” … but the phrase denoting a pleasing shape for a shoe works too!
February 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm
I always like penny loafers–such a nice traditional rest from those silly pointy shoes everyone wears trying to look modern. These have that amazing Italian design, workmanship, and leather that only the Italians seem to do so well.
March 1, 2013 at 1:05 am
I like them less pointy. This is too….nonsense. I think they make a perfectly “good foot” the way they are. More classic. I love pointed toes, but I like round as well. And square come to think of it. Just like Doc Martens pointy would be silly. Or Converse pointy would be dumb. But they are great other the weird pointy shiny toe.
March 1, 2013 at 3:03 am
Penny loafers are always a classic that I like. Unfortunately I can only wear lace-up shoes …