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LC Debates: Loafers vs Lace-ups

Two of our men’s shoe buyers battle it out

Having a classic dress shoe at the ready is an essential of any man’s wardrobe. But to lace or not to lace? Our men’s shoes and accessories buyers Harry Luk and Peyton Lee are partial to opposing styles, so we’ve asked them to state their cases.

Team Loafers

Dress loafers have a lot more room for playfulness and a point of difference — statement buckle, tassel, gold-tone front bar — which means I reach for my classic suit every time and let my feet do the talking. Also, I have to say, on a practical level, shoes without laces have a considerable advantage: one less thing I need to tie into a neat bow before an important occasion? Sign me up.” – Harry Luk

Team Lace-ups

“When it comes to life’s spiffier moments, nothing can elevate your outfit quite like a classic pair of dress shoes — and nothing is more classic than lace-ups. They’re going to stay timeless for years to come, not just seasons. So when it comes to picking the perfect ones, it’s all about quality for me. Leather derbies from Magnanni are my ultimate ‘forever’ pair.”
– Peyton Lee

2019-04-03 00:00:00.0

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