Reviewing Beckett Simonon: The Roy Loafer

Reviewing Beckett Simonon: The Roy Loafer

Loafers are a staple in every gentleman's wardrobe, offering a perfect blend of style and versatility. In the world of handcrafted footwear, Beckett Simonon has gained a well-deserved reputation for creating high-quality shoes that stand the test of time. I've been wearing loafers for a little while now (great additions to any gentleman's wardrobe - and can be worn dressed up or dressed down).

I have previously reviewed the Montgomery Loafer, by the Hartt Shoe brand - which were great. But what Beckett Simonon offers is worth checking out as well, as their handcrafted shoes are also quite solid. In this review, I'll take a closer look at one of their most popular offerings, the Roy Loafer, and see if it lives up to the brand's legacy.

Design and Aesthetic

The Roy Loafer boasts a classic and sophisticated design that effortlessly combines elegance with a contemporary touch. The shoe features a sleek silhouette with a rounded toe and a beautifully hand-stitched apron, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship that Beckett Simonon is known for. The minimalistic yet refined aesthetic makes it a versatile choice that can be dressed up or down for various occasions.

Quality and Craftsmanship

Beckett Simonon takes pride in its commitment to traditional shoemaking techniques, and the Roy Loafer exemplifies this dedication to craftsmanship. The shoes are handcrafted by skilled artisans using full-grain leather sourced from renowned tanneries. The leather is supple, durable, and develops a beautiful patina over time, adding character to the shoes. The attention to detail, including the precisely placed stitching and the luxurious leather lining, further enhances the overall quality of the loafers. I'm excited to see what my Roy Loafers will look like after a few years of wear!

Comfort and Fit

Comfort is of paramount importance when it comes to footwear, and the Roy Loafer doesn't disappoint. The shoes feature a soft leather lining that offers a plush feel against the feet. The cushioned insole provides ample support, ensuring all-day comfort. Additionally, the flexible rubber outsole offers excellent traction and flexibility, allowing for easy movement and reducing fatigue. (It's also worth noting that Beckett Simonon offers a range of sizes and widths, ensuring a proper fit for various foot shapes)

Versatility and Styling Options

One of the key selling points of the Roy Loafer is its versatility. Whether you're dressing for a formal occasion or going for a casual look, these loafers effortlessly complement a variety of outfits. Pair them with tailored trousers and a blazer for a sophisticated office look, or dress them down with chinos and a button-down shirt for a smart-casual ensemble. The timeless design of the Roy Loafer ensures that it remains relevant across different fashion trends and seasons.

Value for Money

Since the brand operates on a direct-to-consumer model, the price is very appealing compared to other comparable loafers. Considering the exceptional craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and the longevity of these loafers, the Roy Loafer in my opinion, is absolutely worth it. Forget fast fashion alternatives; investing in a pair of high quality shoes means you're acquiring a long-lasting wardrobe staple that will serve you for years to come.

Before concluding here, I have worn the Roy Loafer for a few months now, and recently brought them along on my travels to Europe. They're truly fantastic, even when worn all day and when walking on cobblestone (and other bumpier terrains). In my opinion, this is a testament to the quality of the loafer, as I have previously worn loafers that become painful to wear after an hour or so.

Overall, this beautiful loafer embodies the brand's commitment to timeless design, impeccable craftsmanship, and exceptional quality. From its elegant aesthetic + colour to its comfortable fit, these loafers tick all the boxes for anyone seeking a versatile, stylish, and durable loafer option. Whether you're a seasoned loafer aficionado or someone looking to simply elevate their shoe game, the Roy Loafer is a solid investment that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. And I look forward to wearing them over the coming years.

As always, thank you for reading.

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