J Crew’s Darby cap toe loafers (03782, $185) come in soft sand and are now $129.99. The website description says they’re available online only. Leather lining & sole. Made in Italy.
I like the black piping. I was interested in the suede Darbys in a similar, pale colors. I decided to pass because I’d surely mess them up quickly. There’s still a good bit of the shoe that’s this pale color, but the black cap toe is one less place that wear will show quickly.
I usually condition and/or spray my shoes with protectant before wearing them. I will definitely do that if I decide to keep these.
If you look at my left foot, you can see how easily the leather is going to show wrinkles. I kinda don’t like that. I know shoes aren’t supposed to look new forever, but having creases on them is not an attractive idea.
Very cute shoes.
The leather feels thin. I wish they felt like the Ceces. That said, the shoe fits and feels like a slipper. It’s so comfortable. I’ll try them on with a couple of things to decide whether they’re keepers or not. They’re definitely a good deal at $129.99 + SHOPHAPPY for 40% off. Net is $78. Code is good thru 1/7.
Review here of the sequin Darbys.