TAKING STOCK: LOAFERS & OXFORDS

6.2.2017

A Lasting Closet— choices in footwear. 

In 2014 I bought patent leather Mila loafers from Topshop. These babies have traveled across the country with me, have been my everyday go-tos to class back in college and have made a few appearances post-college as well. I've worn and loved them so much that there is a hole straight through the ball of the foot on both shoes. A testament to my love for this style shoe, and their versatility seen in old outfit photos below. I couldn't bear to throw them out until I found an equal worthy replacement. 

 

The Everlane Modern Loafer, my first purchases from Everlane. The breaking in process was very similar to my Brixton boots, which I reviewed here. These are my every day, wear with anything loafers. At this point, I need to get the sole repaired, and see if there's anything we can do about that BS toe dimple happening at the tips of the toes. It happened shortly after I bought them and have been my least favorite thing about these shoes. If you guys have any tips on fixing or avoiding that—please let me know!

Now, the new new. I was shopping at Crossroads one weekend and ran across a pair of Everlane Modern Oxfords. (Far right in the image above). Very excited for this find, especially because I got them for $37.50 and they retail for $168. Also, I am a size 8/8.5 shoe, in Everlane I size up to a 9, but in my experience with the Brixton boot and Modern loafer I think I should go up another half size. So, finding these at a size 9.5 was perfect.

 

I can finally bid farewell to my Topshop oxfords and replace the Everlane Modern Oxfords.

 

This has made me want to take stock of a bunch of other things in my closet. Sneakers, tees, jeans, button downs... Might be a good addition to make sure I'm getting rid of old or unworn things, as I invest in the new definitely-will-wear-every-day things.

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