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    I have had a hard time finding loafers that straddle the line between dress and casual and don't squeak. In the summer I wear chinos or fitted shorts and a polo. In the spring / fall it's usually chinos or dark denim, button down and a blazer. I was looking at these two AE's and welcome any feedback. Also open to suggestions, but I don't do AE seconds after a less than stellar experience. Price is up to $500. I have already owned and returned AE Kenwoods for poor fit and Aschers for always squeaking.

    Cavanaugh in Walnut
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/me...5#BVRRWidgetID

    Sea Island in Tan
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/me...=69130#start=9

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    Meermin String Loafers
    https://www.meermin.es/in_en/1015121...e-e-snuff.html

    Peal & Co. Penny and Tie loafers
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-C...efault,pd.html
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Peal-C...efault,pd.html

    Cobbler Union
    https://www.cobbler-union.com/collections/the-loafers
    Instagram: WoofOrWeft

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    • #3
      I love my Sea Islands. They lean on the casual side, but the color you chose can work if your dress environment is pretty relaxed. They are so comfortable it should be illegal!

      I have always struggled to find loafers that are dressy and casual. Calf skin slightly elongated toes always feel too dressy for shorts. Rounded moccasin toes always feel too casual for nice chinos and trousers, IMHO. The Peal penny's that [MENTION=14773]Token[/MENTION] linked Would be my choice if trying to Accomplish it with one shoe.

      For $500, you could get the Sea Islands and a pair of Jack Erwin's:

      https://www.jackerwin.com/products/a...nac-full-grain

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      • #4
        I own the Cavanaugh in tan and they do squeak a little bit if you're wearing them without socks, but less so with no-show socks. It doesn't bother me since there's usually enough background noise to mask the squeaking.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Loafer28 View Post
          I love my Sea Islands. They lean on the casual side, but the color you chose can work if your dress environment is pretty relaxed. They are so comfortable it should be illegal!

          I have always struggled to find loafers that are dressy and casual. Calf skin slightly elongated toes always feel too dressy for shorts. Rounded moccasin toes always feel too casual for nice chinos and trousers, IMHO. The Peal penny's that [MENTION=14773]Token[/MENTION] linked Would be my choice if trying to Accomplish it with one shoe.

          For $500, you could get the Sea Islands and a pair of Jack Erwin's:

          https://www.jackerwin.com/products/a...nac-full-grain
          I also own a pair of Sea Islands and also love them. I had to size up in length and down in width from my normal AE size to get them to fit correctly (I am normally a 13EEE, but for the sea islands i have 14D). Now that i got the sizing right they are extremely comfortable. To me they are casual enough to be worn with shorts and a polo, but formal enough to look good with some chinos or linen trousers. Quality wise my pair is fantastic, but they are made in the Dominican Republic which I could see some people counting against them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MaitreTea View Post
            I own the Cavanaugh in tan and they do squeak a little bit if you're wearing them without socks, but less so with no-show socks. It doesn't bother me since there's usually enough background noise to mask the squeaking.
            +1 on the Cavanaughs. The Sea Islands look nice, but I'd consider them more casual than dressy, so I don't know that they could be used for dual purpose.

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            • #7
              [MENTION=15630]Loafer28[/MENTION] I was hoping to hear from you. My work environment is extremely casual as we have no real dress code and thus band shirts, shorts, and flip flops are very common. I have had and goodwilled a pair of Jack Erwin Abe and Charlie as they never wore very comfortable after a month break in period. I'm probably going to snag the Sea Islands since more than one have commented how insanely comfortable they are with no mention of the dreaded squeaks.

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              • #8
                [MENTION=15504]Me27[/MENTION] I wear an 11D in all my AE (multiple park aves, mcallisters, and kennilworths). Do you think the Sea Island last apparently running short and really wide caused the change or is the suede more forgiving after breaking in?

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                • #9
                  Cavanaughs are nice and definitely straddle the dressy/casual line, leaning more towards dressy in dark leather less so in light leather or suede. My pair is not optimal for me due to my high instep, Aschers fit much better as do Achesons. To me GYW loafers look clunky versus a good Blake/BlakeRapid. I have a pair of Santoni loafers that just look much sleeker next to the Cavanaughs. I got them NIB off of ebay for a song and wish I could find a few more pairs at that price in other colors like tan leather or tobacco suede.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pixelpusher View Post
                    [MENTION=15504]Me27[/MENTION] I wear an 11D in all my AE (multiple park aves, mcallisters, and kennilworths). Do you think the Sea Island last apparently running short and really wide caused the change or is the suede more forgiving after breaking in?
                    Their definitely more forgiving compared to structured smooth leather AEs, but I think the primary issue with these is the last. If your looking at getting a pair I'd start with 11.5D (assuming there is not a store in your area you can try them on in).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pixelpusher View Post
                      [MENTION=15630]Loafer28[/MENTION] I was hoping to hear from you. My work environment is extremely casual as we have no real dress code and thus band shirts, shorts, and flip flops are very common. I have had and goodwilled a pair of Jack Erwin Abe and Charlie as they never wore very comfortable after a month break in period. I'm probably going to snag the Sea Islands since more than one have commented how insanely comfortable they are with no mention of the dreaded squeaks.
                      Funny that I have become an authority on Loafers . Despite my moniker(it actually comes from a small town in The North Carolina hills that my grandparents retired in; Loafers Glory, NC), I own more Oxfords and Derbies......but I do love my Loafers!

                      The Sea Islands are a great choice for your environment. I would also look at the Oak Street Bootmakers penny.....different look entirely, and comfortable in a different way. Another dark horse is the AE DeSoto (discontinued), but comfortable and they look great in a lower profile way. I could go in more depth for each one, but the kids are still up. Let me know if the others are interesting, and I will get pics and details together for you after bedtime.

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                      • #12
                        On the more casual side, but I am considering these with the 25% off http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Rancou...entpos=1&cgid=

                        Tempted to buy and be able to return if they don't fit. I can wear either 9.5E or 10D in AE 5 last.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 77Pat View Post
                          On the more casual side, but I am considering these with the 25% off http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Rancou...entpos=1&cgid=

                          Tempted to buy and be able to return if they don't fit. I can wear either 9.5E or 10D in AE 5 last.
                          [MENTION=11094]77Pat[/MENTION] Thanks for the tip on these Rancourts. I have another pair of Rancourts that are great and this is a great price - especially with free shipping from Shop Runner on top. Always wanted to try venetians. I think the more casual leaning style will make these easy to wear. Glad you don't wear 13D since I think I got the last pair.

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