By Antonio Malara
Looking at the analytical data of my blog I noticed that one of the posts that has the most visits is "Paciotti 4US Story" where I talk about the legendary shoes that were a must in the nineties. I don't know why people like the post and without investigating why, I decided to make another one like it. This time, rather than talking about a particular model, I want to show in detail my favorite type of shoe: the loafers. I have dozens of models of this type, fashion designer or fast fashion, it makes no difference to me. There are also different types of leather like calfskin or suede. Although low, with the foot practically touching the ground, there is no more comfortable shoe for me. Even when I travel, I always carry at least two pairs of different loafers with me. Obviously not all are comfortable in the same way, some models I buy them cheaper just to combine them with a particular jacket. When, on the other hand, I spend more on a loafers, I focus on more versatile models with less bright colors. A couple of years ago I wanted to buy a pair of Tod's loafers which are an excellence of Made in Italy. I had already bought a pair of sneakers from the same brand and they were very comfortable. Taking advantage of the discounts I actually bought two pairs immediately, a dark brown and a light blue. What to say; Tod's loafers are the most comfortable I have ever used! The care of the materials and the seams is impeccable, even those in suede do not deteriorate in the underlying part which is in direct contact with the ground. Last summer I used light blue so many times that in the fall I decided to also buy the red model (which I wore in this post).
I put the black patent leather model in my wishlist but unfortunately it was removed from the site in the spring. Having some money for the shoes, I decided to buy another beautiful model, the blue with clamp. In addition to the color, the model I show today is characterized precisely by this design detail. The clamp is in fact a double "T" placed horizontally and mirrored (but slightly offset) with each other. From a distance you probably only notice a metal detail, but when you look closely, you can't help but appreciate the small design element. Personally I love these little details, especially in this type of shoes whose design is essentially all the same. This model was also available in black and dark brown but I opted for the blue because I don't like the effect of black suede and I already had dark brown.
What else to say; I want to clarify that I buy all the products I wear, I am not sponsored so my reviews and experiences with the products are reliable and honest. The only sad thing about loafers is that they can only be used during the summer. Personally, I live in a place with a mild climate and I also use them for six months in a row but it would be wonderful and comfortable to be able to use them all year round.
Pictures: Antonio Malara