RL Madras Penny Loafers

They say that all fashion trends end in excess (Bruce Boyer maintains that during the buckle-back chinos craze circa 1956, buckles even appeared on the heels of white bucks, though I still find it hard to believe), there are increasing signs that the current preppy wave may be reaching the point of creative exhaustion. To wit, these madras shoes by Ralph Lauren. — CC

Via Valet via Suits + Boots.

9 Comments on "RL Madras Penny Loafers"

  1. Farmer Jones | June 21, 2011 at 11:51 am |

    I will admit that they look comfortable, if perhaps a bit slippery!

  2. It’ll be easy to tell when the prep trend is fading. Count the people with plaid/madras shorts this summer. People you wouldn’t expect to wear patchwork madras shorts were wearing them, and only because Old Navy was selling them.

  3. @David…

    if that’s a trend, it’s been “trending” for quite some time.
    I’ve only been in an Old Navy a few times, but I recall them selling patchwork madras shorts a couple years ago, at least.

  4. Richard Meyer | June 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm |

    Just say “no”.

  5. Michael Mattis | June 21, 2011 at 5:42 pm |

    For 400 bones RL ought to at least include an actual penny. Or a $20 gold piece. Or a rolled-up Jackson filled with blow.

  6. Christian | June 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm |

    I’ll go tweet that.

  7. lets take a rest from re-hashing the clothes and start bringin back the preppy dances- who still gators around here?? and the vocal inflections— lockjaw anyone?

  8. Have a pair myself-minus the blow.

  9. Do you know when can I get an 8-1/2 size. Polo doesn’t have it any more.

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