The Shoe Snob Blog

May 8, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Gaziano & Girling Saddle Loafers

There is nothing quite like a nice loafer. They are so versatile and pleasing simply for the fact that you don’t have to bend over to tie them. I mean, what more could you really ask for? It’s laziness at its finest! If you must though, then allow me to elaborate….They go great with jeans, amazing with chinos, workable with suits, and pretty much every other trouser that you can think of….And I really never realized how much I liked them until one day I finally had all of my shoes together, was looking for a brown oxford and realized that I did not have hardly any…..just a bunch of dang loafers! Not that I am complaining by any means, but just found it quite funny especially since my heel is so narrow which makes for a hard loafer fit. But I think that my appreciation for them exploded times 10 when I saw these bad boys by Gaziano & Girling. They are absolutely stunning and signify the beauty of the Made-To-Order idea. Made from the Joyce pattern, on the Deco last with a polo suede upper makes this one of those shoes, that if they were made for me, would get a regrettable amount of wear, and that being a good thing….regrettable because I would wear them into the ground!…..To the client that ordered them: GOOD CHOICE!

Pictures Courtesy Of: Leffot

  • i like penny loafers and tassel loafers, i bought some from delicious junction for chicks

  • Justin,

    Have you had any luck finding a good pair of black penny loafers? I’ve too been looking for a while. I would like to hear you thoughts on Ferragamo’s corrado penny loafers quality and price -wise

    here is the link.
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/salvatore-ferragamo-corrado-penny-loafer/3156753

    Thanks to your one of your posts, I also recently picked up this Church penny loafers for $45 on ebay.
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/$(KGrHqJ,!rkE88hC-PT0BPfHB3zkCg~~60_57.JPG

    Thank you for all your posts and please keep them coming.

    Best
    Antonio

  • AFJ

    JUST A PERFECT PAIR OF LOAFERS

    Bespoke?

    Brgds.

  • Antonio – yea, I love mine by Septieme Largeur, I wear them all of the time!!

    http://www.septiemelargeur.fr/miro—en-box-noir-p5875-fr.html

    The corrado is okay, it has a nice shape to it…quality is glued…so not that great considering they are going to be around $500…you would be much better off getting the ones that I linked which are goodyear welted and only 275 Euros….much better deal

    AFJ – Nice ones, right?! No, they are just Deco, which is like MTO but more expensive as they are lasted by hand at the welt and finished to bespoke standards…

    -Justin