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  1. Trad Style
    I'm a longtime lurker and a first time poster. I'm looking for some extra-wide, full-grain, strap penny loafers in some tone of oxblood/red/cordovan that doesn't have that plastic look about it. Ideally with leather soles and under $200. I thought AE might have the shoes for a little more, but...
  2. Timeless Style
    I'm searching for some suede penny loafers and found some options below, which ones do you think is the nicest? Or do you have any other recommendations? Loake Eton Herring Broadway Herring Charlton Herring Heath I really like the Herring Heath, but it's only available in dark brown suede...
  3. Trad Style
    Hello all, I hope I do this right. I am extremely new here, so bare with me. First of all, I am a super cheap , mostly broke female college student. But I have a pretty nice style going on thanks to thrift stores. These two things have propelled me into buying two pairs of Bass Weeguns. One...
  4. Timeless Style
    Went to the shoe store the other day and tried on a pair of shoes. My size was a little tight on me in the front and sides so the sales lady had me go up a size. Now the front and sides were fine but the penny loafers were sort of slipping around the heel when I walked. She took out some white...
  5. Trad Style
    I am currently, like many others before me, searching for the perfect penny loafer. There is a vast amount of information on weejuns/penny loafers on this forum, but it takes a lot of work to find it all. I thought it would be a helpful move to have it all in one place, for reference, in a...
  6. Timeless Style
    I just purchased a wardrobe staple for the first time in years. The penny loafer, or Weejun style shoe. I stayed away from Bass and upped the ante to a pair from Geox, as I like the idea of breathability in a loafer that may sometimes be worn sockless. I guess what I'm asking here is... how...
  7. Trad Style
    I know we had a thread going on regarding the Bass Gilman shoes, but there wasn't much in that thread with pictures. Although I haven't had a chance to wear the Gilman's much (other than to try them on and walk around in them on carpet), I have found them to be very comfortable and accommodate...
  8. Trad Style
    This is for those of us who've tried to turn cheap modern Weejun-style loafers (Sebagos, Bass, etc.) into something more closely resembling the good old Weejuns from the 50s (i.e. nicer leather, better brown color, non-plasticky finish). Awhile back I bought two pairs of Sebago Cayman 2 loafers...
  9. Trad Style
    can we discuss the current quality of weejuns? i'd like a pair like those I've seen on this forum. are bass weejuns as poor in quality as they seem when i try them on nowadays? or do they break in, start looking good, and become more comfortable at some point? the current type also seems...
  10. Trad Style
    In my usual digging around for shoes on the internet, I noticed tonight this new Bass model called the "Gilman" on OnlineShoes.com, a site which always has new models on their site before anyone else. Here's the links to the black and brown models: Don't pay any attention to the product...
  11. Trad Style
    I'm going to hate myself for actively posting something, but I've gotten a lot of good info here and I need to balance the give/take for reasons I don't quite understand but what the hey. Maybe one silent lurker will benefit, and that's enough for me. Okay, here goes. The Florsheim Cabot...
  12. Trad Style
    Friends, I'm having a rather difficult time finding an acceptable pair of penny loafers for casual wear (ideally sockless, and occasionally with shorts). I''ve been less than impressed with "cordovan brush off" loafers and the cheap imported Bass Weejuns. I just can't stand the plasticky...
  13. Trad Style
    These arrived today, and miracle of miracle, I have a pair of penny loafers that are akin to owning a time machine. They look and feel like the Weejuns I wore circa 1965. In fact, I'm not sure that all the Weejuns I owned back were unlined. My feet, like the rest of me, were younger, but I...
  14. Trad Style
    Hello all, I saw a nice pair of "original Cayman" Sebago loafers for cheap on the 'Bay. I know everyone swears by Cayman II's but what about Cayman I's? Are they acceptable?
  15. Trad Style
    There's been some talk about these shoes (loafers) on this forum... Anybody care to help me w/ the advantages and disadvantages of each? It seems that Sebago doesn't have its own stores, so you have to play the guessing game... Where do you guys go for Sebago's anyway?
  16. Trad Style
    I had a look around the net, and found some of the Norwegian origins of the penny loafer: In the late 19th century, fishermen and farmers in Aurland and the Sognefjord area in Western Norway were known for making light shoes of the moccasin type, initially for their own use, but occasionally...
  17. Trad Style
    Gave my burganday brushoff Weejuns a thorough rundown with alcohol then 2 treatments with Leather Balm, a softner that shines them up as well. Made a world of difference. The leather is still cheap: I paid under $40 at a Bass outlet; but in color and softness at least the shoes are beginning to...
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