The other day, I came across this loafer by New & Lingwood (as a customer brought it in for a shine) and noticed how its design was quite similar to my Marcos loafer. When I designed it I thought that I had created something quite unique by extending the penny strap all the way to the heel, but after seeing this, I really realize that the phrase, ‘nothing is new under the sun,’ has its significance for a reason. Even though the idea is similar, the execution is a bit different with respects to mine. I still appreciated it all the same though, especially as it shows thoughtful execution of design, something that I find New & Lingwood does quite well. The leather was exquisite and I was having a hard time understanding if this was a N&L made by C&J or EG. The leather quality made me think EG but it was not quite as refined as an EG would be which threw me off a bit…nonetheless, it was lovely and I was happy to see it as it was a bit different than your same ‘ol tassel loafer!
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