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Fashions iconic pieces are often times items we wore as children. One that I recall was the Penny Loafer. It was my first dress shoe. As a boy, my parents most likely slid the loafer on my foot for functionality purposes rather than style. Nonetheless, thank you Mom and Dad for making me a G in the 80's.

G.H. Bass - Larson Weejuns  (Click shoe for more info)

G.H. Bass - Larson Weejuns

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Although parents may have used the Penny Loafer for practical reasons, today as men,  we wear the penny loafer for the art of style. A couple of key ingredients that help create a beautiful penny loafer include: profile, sheen, tongue. 

J.Crew - Ludlow Penny Loafer  (Click shoe for more info)

J.Crew - Ludlow Penny Loafer

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Many times penny loafers can be bulky with dull leather and a tongue that is either receding like an old man's hairline or creeping up my ankle. Here are a few examples to guide you to a functional yet elegant penny loafer.


Paul Smith - Tubbs   (Click shoe for more info)

Paul Smith - Tubbs 

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