I second Got Shell?'s opinion. I just purchased a pair of black shell Randolphs, and they are indeed "clunkier" than they appeared in the pictures I was looking at. That said, they are very well made,very comfortable,and while not as "fashion forward" as I originally anticipated, they are very much a classic penny loafer style that will stand the test of time. I also got them at a very good price, which helps!