Nordstrom 'Alex' Loafer
A truly wonderful loafer at the price, equal easily to Bruno Magli's that are similar for which I have paid much more. I like the sound of this shoe as you walk, a sort of crisp heel sound that reminds me of some 80's Feragamo's I once enjoyed. The supple tanning, wonderful stitching and neat texturing all make for a special presentation. Bravo, John Nordstrom brand!
Very narrow shoe!
This is a very handsome shoe of fine quality. However, it's width if quite a bit narrower than other shoes. The length is accurate but the width is not.
My disappointment with Nordstrom on this matter is that they failed to inform the customer, before purchase, of the fact that the shoe is made with a narrow cut. Additionally Nordstrom is unable to offer a wider size as a replacement. Thus, I must return the shoes and cannot replace them with the proper size.
I'm out of luck!
I was looking for a shoe that would look great with either a suit or jeans and these definitely fit the bill. I think you could wear these to a more conservative workplace or dress them down for a night out. And best of all, these are not the kind of shoes that will go out of style quickly. I was able to pick these up during the men's sale for under a hundred bucks and I feel like a got a great deal.
The construction of these shoes seems to be pretty solid. High quality materials were used and the leather is very soft. What amazes me the most, however, is how lightweight the shoe is. It feels great when you wear it and not bulky like many other men's dress shoes.
The shoe is Made in Italy (NOT China or Bangladesh, etc) which is pretty amazing at this price point. Quality-wise, I'd put this shoe around Cole Haan or To Boot New York territory, but probably not Ferragamo or Tod's.
Comfortable beyond relief
I have problems with shoes....they hurt. Too big, too tight, too small, too hard, too clunky, well you got my point. However, this shoe is just right! Very soft leather with sheep skin leather lining. Practically molds to your foot. It would be great if they come out with other styles with this last,