Best Value (~$200) Bit Loafers?

Any suggestions for good quality brown bit loafers around $200? I love the Gucci and Ferragamo styles, but I'd like to get a similar look for less. I've ordered and returned a few pairs at this point (Mezlan, Magnanni, Cole Haan) and can't find exactly what I want.

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Aug 24, 2018 - 5:56am

Meermin ($175)

Edit: They also have a NYC store if you're there. I've only had good experience with Meermin, probably the best bang for the buck shoes around, if you also factor in their sleek lasts.

Would I buy Allen Edmonds, Carmina, Crockett & Jones, etc. over them? On sale, sure. but if you need some affordable shoe with classic construction, sleek lasts, and decent materials, give Meermin a try.

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:20pm

Thanks for the suggestion, and I really like the look of those. Unfortunately it looks like they only come in black.

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:01pm

How does Meermin leather feels, do they get better with age? Been looking for a new pair.

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Aug 31, 2018 - 1:22pm

Appreciate the suggestion. I tried on some Verona IIs at my local AE store and really liked them. I'll be on the lookout for a sale.

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:28pm

I didn't give the MS, but Ferragamo/Gucci are too flashy for my office and industry IMO (RE Development)

Sep 8, 2018 - 12:25pm

Jay Butler's are solid and just south of $200, but the dude who said to get AE and just pay the extra bucks for quality is spot on. I do like JB's as weekend sleds tho

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