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I am interested in these, but a little worried about the leather quality. Could anybody please tell what kind of leather they use .
Amar1308
I have these in tan, and overall I am impressed. The leather quality is pretty good, but it is not on the same level as Alden or Allen Edmonds. It appears to be a full grain leather. Lexol and regular polishing has kept the leather in good shape. The leather outsole is pretty good as well. It did seem to wear through a little faster than my Allen Edmonds. I'll be sending out for a resole in the next couple of weeks, and will be interested in getting my cobbler's take on them at that point.

For the price, totally worth it to me.
Will a TTS fit be snug after break-in?
Anyone knows what kinda sizing these shoes have? I've totally no clue on how to pick the sizing.
Bendi
I'm a 10.5 D on a Brannock, and a 10.5 D in a Allen Edmonds 65 last. I purchased these in 10.5 and they fit very well.
Hi, does anyone know how much the shoe costed when the drop closed? Thanks
I'm as impressed with these as I am with my wingtips. This company is truly a gem, and the best bang-for-your buck shoe company out there (my previous was best value regardless of price was Carmina).

Quality of materials and craftsmanship easily exceeds Allen Edmonds - even on sale / clearance.

I'll buy any shoe from this company without hesitation.
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This is based on the 15 pairs of AEs that I have and the 40+ pairs that I have had to return due to QC issues - poor pinking, poor/uneven burnishing, misaligned quarters, heels coming off with minimal wear, misaligned heels, crooked caps, cracked medallions, etc, etc, etc. But to your point - I would agree that raw quality of AE is still a bit higher, but Quality/Price of the NNs is much higher IMO.

For the last pair of Chilli McAllister's that I bought, I went through 5 pairs before finally getting one that was acceptable - these were "first quality" shoes

Needless to say, I don't buy AEs anymore.

I'll take a $125 pair of NNs over a $200 clearance + sale AE any day.
djaung
I have more than a dozen AE shoes including some factory seconds that I could hardly tell the reason why they are seconds. I have not experienced such widespread QC issues. I have returned/exchanged for 3-4 times due to QC or fit issues, but nothing as bad as yours, not even close. I would not have bought that many AE shoes if the quality is so bad obviously.

BTW, I still have not had a chance to try these NN shoes, since my shoe size is 7.5D US. Maybe next drop.
I wear a size 13 and these shoes fit very well and are very comfortable right out of the box, no breaking in required. Love the style, color and quality. Very well made, Italian quality. The color is perfect for today's' style. The color is light enough and can be darkened and shaded with different shoe polishes if one chooses to do so.
If I order true to size will they be snug after break in or loose? I can't stand loafer that fit loose after break-in.
Sizes are too big?!
1/2 sizes as well?
PLS bring these back - very happy with my wingtips :)
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djaung
Good to know. :)
I've received my loafers yesterday. Ordered a US12 since I'm a 12D in various Allen Edmonds lasts and Ferregamos and 11E in Alfred Sargents. I have to say, a very very tight fit where the vamp gets "tucked in" slightly but a fit nonetheless, dreading the break-in. (If anyone is a half size up, willing to trade).

No QC issues in how the shoe is made. A steal at this price. The only thing I am very disappointed in is the patina/color. There seems to be a weak black coat over both shoes although darker on my right foot than my left. Doesn't give it a darker look...just makes them look dirty. There's also a random dark circular spot at where my pinky toe would be on the right foot.

My issues might be a one off as everything else was well constructed. If anyone is looking for a pair of decent beater shoes, I would buy this without much hesitation. With the sun out, I'm primarily planning to use this as a day drinking or casual day shoe and this fits the bill perfectly without damaging the wallet too much!

SyedAhmedAli
Hi there! Thanks for your review on these loafers -- I like the idea of a day drinking shoe btw ;)
Just received my loafers I ordered a 9 US, size wise they are perfect. I didn't wear them yet but they look very well made, all the bells and whistles - Goodyear welt, stitched outer sole, brass nails in the heal, etc.
The negative for us Canadian, is the extra duty fees at delivery - for me it was an extra 50$ ....I would say that massdrop would post prices with all fees included, other site do it very succesfuly.
Can massdrop staff give comments on comfort or brand comparisons?

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