Weekend desires.

Sunday, 24 August 2008


A pair of black loafers of mine are reach the end of their life span and will be walking their last 3-9 kilometers the coming weeks and are due to be replaced. London being a true commuter city shoes need to withstand rain, a heck a lot of stomping, running after buses and be durable enough for the harsh condition on the underground where it’s common to be stepped on by fellow hectic passengers. Having had bad experience in the far past buying loafers from Topman which ended up dusting in my wardrobe due to stitching loosening after a few days, I have this week been drawn into high end department store in search for my Cinderella loafers.

Famous for their loafers not to mention great designs TOD’s, Gucci and Prada became my first choice of visits. Scanning through the shelves for slick loafers of traditional and attractive appearance my eyes were drawn to a TOD’s loafers coming in multiple colours but sadly most of their loafers are in velvet and all of them come with tiny soft rubber studs which I would shred through in a couple of hours. Unless you spend the majority of your days walking on red carpets or resting your feet on a mink carpet in a Rolls Royce then TOD’s loafers are not recommended as daily shoes. Rolling my eyes balls towards Prada’s section my eyes locked on to a black loafer with glossy finish. Picking it up in my head I reached the height of euphoria. What an amazing shoe, the quality felt with higher than any the other loafers. The design and thickness of it was absolutely perfect with proper soul with rubber feet, in other words it was a shoe meant to be walked in. Very formidable design that doesn’t distract or steal the attention of what you might be wearing on your upper body. Given the glossy finish it should be incredibly easy to maintain clean by wiping the shoe with a damp cloth. The shoes ticked all the right boxes except for the price. How do I convince myself to drop £245 on a pair of shoes?? I know they would probably last 2-3 but that’s still a hefty chunk of sterling pounds to spend on a single pair of shoes.

5 comments:

Giblees Fine Clothing said...

The shoes are beautiful but my one argument is that Prada's shoes are not made to last as long as some of the more traditional heavier shoes such as Alden, Allen Edmond's, or John Lobb. The attention to detail is what gets the price up on Prada and almost makes them more like a piece of art but for durability I would go with another manufacturer.

rainguy said...

The gloves and shoes looks great with a formal suite

TheSundayBest said...

I would go with the Gucci. I love the metal bar they place at the front.

But if you're looking at dropping that sort of coin I'd look into Barker Black as well.

Anonymous said...

I really like the shoes, but for different occasions I like the smart trainer style for comfort. They still look like you are making an effort! I use milanclothing a lot, with brands like Mcqueen and vivienne westwood

Dapper Kid said...

Argh it's true, Topman shoes fall apart sooo quick :( And if you're worried about price, think of how long they will last, plus the fact that you will be wearing them sooo often! So it's not like a spur of the moment buy, but an investment.