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    Suede Penny Loafer - help me decide

    I'm looking for a suede penny loafer that I can wear 3 seasons (I'm in Atlanta) and probably sockless much of the time. Ideally would wear with a casual suit down to jeans. Thoughts on either of these?

    Sid Mashburn:
    https://www.sidmashburn.com/snuff-su...er-102304.html


    Cobbler Union:
    https://www.cobbler-union.com/collec...12127251202138


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    I like them both. They are very similar to my AE Sea Islands, which I wear all the time. I would go with the Mashburn if you will wear them with suits, even casual ones. They look a little more structured and the sole is a little more formal.

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    I don’t love the toe on the Sid Mashburn, and actually had a pair in the past and upgraded them to some Alden LHS. I’d go with the Cobbler Union. One note, I have the LHS in snuff and dark brown suede, and probably wear the dark brown suede 5x more than the snuff. Your mileage may vary though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loafer28 View Post
    I like them both. They are very similar to my AE Sea Islands, which I wear all the time. I would go with the Mashburn if you will wear them with suits, even casual ones. They look a little more structured and the sole is a little more formal.
    I like them both too, but I think the contrast stitching on the Mashburn makes it a bit casual for suits.

    In general, I'm not a huge fan of suede with suits, but if one is going to wear them, I think without contrast stitching is better for most occasions.

    Just my opinion, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIS997 View Post
    I don’t love the toe on the Sid Mashburn, and actually had a pair in the past and upgraded them to some Alden LHS. I’d go with the Cobbler Union. One note, I have the LHS in snuff and dark brown suede, and probably wear the dark brown suede 5x more than the snuff. Your mileage may vary though.
    I agree--also, if you're saying that dark brown is a better choice for suits, I'm with you there as well.
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    Suede Penny Loafer - help me decide

    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I like them both too, but I think the contrast stitching on the Mashburn makes it a bit casual for suits.

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    I agree about the contrast stitching, but it could still work:



    I would prefer a sleeker toe without contrast stitching for suits:


    https://meermin.com/media/catalog/pr...0000SE-2AX.jpg

    The Meermin would also work with jeans, but would be slightly dressy for shorts where the OP’s original choices would work with shorts.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Loafer28 View Post
    I agree about the contrast stitching, but it could still work:



    I would prefer a sleeker toe without contrast stitching for suits:


    https://meermin.com/media/catalog/pr...0000SE-2AX.jpg

    The Meermin would also work with jeans, but would be slightly dressy for shorts where the OP’s original choices would work with shorts.


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    To each his own. That's just not the way I wear suits; i.e., no socks and a t-shirt.

    But if that's the the OP's desired look, I would go for the contrast stitching.
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