So, you all know that I'm a shoe girl....I've blogged about my weakness many times. However, in my shoe-loving opinion, there hasn't been a whole lot to drool over in the J Crew shoe department in the last couple of years.
Enter the Biella Patent Loafers.
J Crew describes them as....
"Our update to the traditional loafer, this sleek and chic (and utterly timeless) version is carefully crafted from glossy Italian patent leather in the season's most gorgeous hue-consider them an irresistible expression of la dolce vita. Leather lining and sole. 7/8" stacked heel. Made in Italy."
Dolce vita indeed...they are gorgeous and so comfortable! Unfortunately, so often with shoes, that's not the case that they are both aesthetically pleasing and kind to your "tootsies' too.
They come in a lovely array of colors...black, green, bronzed clay and (my choice) poppy. Poppy is definitely orangey...very similar to J Crew's persimmon from 2008 and some of the more recent "flame" colors. Also with the Biella Loafer, J Crew has reverted back to it's superior construction using high quality materials. (thus, the price I suppose.) Additionally worth mentioning, is the comfort factor. The fit is tts and super comfy! (No toe squeezing and the like)
The Biella Patent Loafer gets the Tweed and Toile stamp of approval. In fact, I want the black too. I've purchased a cheap pair of black patent loafers for the interim, but should the Biella in black make it to markdown, they will be mine as well.