What better way of celebrating a new pair of shoes then wearing them three times in a row? Whenever I buy something and I immediately want to put it on – especially when it is too hot outside to even wear flipflops – I can totally justify my buy. Here is my three takes on the men’s style loafer.
I have always been very much into borrowing things from the other genders wardrobe or at least pretending to be borrowing – because their stuff is often more comfortable ánd the exact degree of simpleness I tend to look for – but with shoes I unfortunately and at the same time fortunately am a completely different size.
If these 3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn loafers were a bit bigger and maybe a bit less detailed, I could have easily stole them from a super crazy well dressed men’s wardrobe, right?
Also, these shoes are that new season marked item I was talking about last Thursday. It is the only thing I already bought for the new season and I actually even bought half of them (left or right shoe, I’m not sure?) a long long time ago. On December 18th to be exact.
How is that possible? Pre-ordering. Before these, I was pretty much a pre-order virgin, but when this 3.1 Phillip Lim collection launched on Moda Operandi, it did not take me long to pull the trigger called my credit card.
I super love(d) the shoes, but I was also very curious. Curious to see how I would feel about them six months later. Curious to see how it felt to pay half of something you have to wait for for six months and then automatically pay the other half when they are actually in stock.
(And then pay a shitty amount of customs on top when they arrived, but I guess that is just the big disadvantage of not living in the US.)
Have you ever pre-ordered anything? Is it something you would do on a regular basis?
For me, I liked the idea to semi-have something already, but then again you slowly think about them less and less, because six months is kind of long. And then I kind of got surprised when they landed on my doormat. Hmmm…
Loafers, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Pictures by Anna Nooshin.