These loafers are great. The chromexcel leather is by far the highest quality I’ve felt in a shoe (including ca. 1960s Gucci loafers, far better than today’s version), and the sole is rock-solid. I wore these for a week straight out of the box with no socks, including many nights walking through Rome and a full 24-hour travel day, and they were more comfortable than sneakers. No break-in period required.
Color 8 is a bit more purple in-person than it show in photos, but is still a beautiful and unique tone that looks like it will wear in nicely.
Fit is slightly larger than most reviews indicate. I’m usually a 9.5, ordered a 9, and could do with a slightly tighter fit - still more than workable, but not the glove-tight fit recommended.
Received them within the week with no shipping delays or issues despite low stock.