Object of Affection: Real Loafers

I’ve owned a few pairs of shoes in my day. But this month, I’m especially, particularly, unusually excited about a pair that’ll be arriving any day now—and I’m ready to declare that everyone needs to own these.

I’m waiting for my new loafers.

Nothing resembling these, though.

These instead—shiny old school penny loafers. Ancestors of the style G.H. Bass first made in 1936, inspired by the footwear of some hardy Norwegian farmers (hence the name “Weejuns”).

Though mine are coming from Cole Haan… And I opted for the classic cordovan color.

Good enough for Grace and Kate? Good enough for me. I’ll even put a penny in ‘em.


About Cindy Wall

Cindy’s a communications and marketing pro, a writer, a grammar snob, and a rapacious reader. In her own words, she knows “a little about a lot”—i.e., 19th century literature, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest adventures, professional bike racing, and when to use the Oxford comma. She’s a fan of indie film and music, and bullish on local eating and shopping. And she’s recently re-reved her blog, Paris State of Mind, where she writes about all things French.

Cindy shares an object of her affection with readers weekly.