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Tag: Penny Loafer

Spring To Summer

This is the time of year to bring out the bucks and spectators. Here are a few shoes to put some oomph in your step. I wear the Church’s Sidford in Black and White and I’m always complimented on them.

J.M. Weston; Penny Loafers Brown/White and Black/White

Church’s; Shipley White Deerskin, Sidford Brown/White and Black/White

This Just in, New Loafer

We just received this new loafer today; it’s the Swanley by Church’s. A more stylish and updated penny loafer that looks absolutely great as a business or casual shoe.

The Swanley shown here in Burnished Tobacco calf is also available in Black.

Incidentally we will be hosting a Church’s Trunk Show on Saturday October 25th. Stay tuned for further details.

Weston Conti Line

J.M.Weston is a very well known and established French company, so when it came time to select the styles for Leffot my focus was on trying to show newer rather than simply classic models. The Conti Line designed by Michel Perry is their new classic look. I’m particularly fond of this penny loafer in burnished burgundy with a slight wing tip. I love the sleek styling, long lines, and color of this loafer, this is a very flattering shoe on the foot.

J.M. Weston Style 436 in Burgundy Vocalou Boxcalf

Also available in Black Boxcalf

The Difference

An interesting article was passed my way by The Trad the other day. In February 2007 (when $ was much stronger vs. €), New York Magazine asked the age-old question “What makes one loafer worth several hundred dollars more than another?”

To explain the answer they took apart penny loafers by J.M. Weston and Bass Weejun. The dissection is brutal but makes the point; there is no substitute for quality materials and craftsmanship.

I think Cosmo Castorini expressed it perfectly when he said,”There are three kinds of pipe. There’s aluminum, which is garbage. There’s bronze, which is pretty good, unless something goes wrong. And something always goes wrong. Then, there’s copper, which is the only pipe I use. It costs money. It costs money because it saves money.”

And that’s basically how I feel about great shoes. They cost money. They cost money because they save money.