Belgian Loafers is one of the most favourite types of slip on shoes admired by MenDetails. The Almond-shaped stitches on vamp section are considered ‘A Trademark’ of Belgian Loafers which anyone could tell at his first sight.
Earlier, MenDetails has published a review article about Belgian Loafers; for example, the redefined version of Belgian Loafers called “The Sagans” by Baudoin & Lange. Also ‘Quinn’ from London Brown in Thailand. Today, we are going to mention about Belgian Loafers produced by Berwick, a spanish high quality and well-recognised brand among the international level which comes with very affordable price.
Berwick ‘Belgian Loafers’
‘Belgian Loafers’ is a slip-on shoe with no laces. It is made with traditional Belgians shoemaking techniques from centuries ago. The shoemaker would sew another leather under the vamp section. Then, he would turn it over to show the ‘Almond stitch” from the inside out. Those almond-shaped leather piece sewed on shoe vamp has become one of the crucial characters to define “Belgian Loafers”. And we afraid no one can change the way that is anymore
– Almond-shaped stitches on shoe vamp of Belgian Loafers by Berwick-
Berwick Belgian Loafers, also, show respect to the original Belgian Shoes design restrictively. The differences compared with the original version of the brand Belgian Shoes from New York is in small details, its slimmer look, more elongate toe box and “ribbon-less” on the vamp. Yet, Berwick still focuses on comfortability of their own version of Belgian loafers. In the meantime, with Blake stitching sole construction instead of a cemented sole like other brands, Berwick Belgian Loafers is relatively much more durable.
Deerskin is a very well-known leather in terms of softness and comfort. A variety of luxurious brands utilise deerskin in their products, such as bags, gloves, including shoes. The output will always provide a distinctive soft touch. This pair of Berwick Belgian Loafers made of deerskin will also embrace men’s feet in the same way with its amazing elasticity. The deerskin leather will gradually extend and form to your feet.
-Wrinkles from the softness of deerskin are charming for some admirers –
Though it looks cool for many men’s tastes, some consider those wrinkles from the softness character of deerskin leather as its disadvantage. The opinion about this case is, therefore, depending on your own style. However, due to the fact that deerskin leather is lack of moisture, it requires constant nurturing and intensive care comparing to calf leather, otherwise, the leather might dry up and breaks quite easily. And lastly, deerskin leather is not as durable as the calf leather or suede, comparatively.
Berwick’s “Last 240”
Berwick placed so much value on this model. They established Shoe Last “240” as a special last dedicated only for their Belgian Loafers. The last 240 originally comes with slender and narrower forefoot when compare with “Last 8” which is used in their Goodyear-welted version of Berwick’s Tassel Loafers and Penny Loafers. Yet, this is not a big concern for a gentleman with wider feet since the shoes contain very thin lining. Consequently, the shoes will extend itself and embrace the shape of your feet.
– A slimmer “Last 240” by Berwick is a last specifically for Belgian Loafers –
“How do I pick the right size for Berwick Belgian Loafers?”
Berwick Belgian Loafers “Last 240” is using EUR sizing system, unlike their other models using UK sizing system. Our pair you see in our photos is 43 EUR which has approximately 294 mm. outsole length and 284 mm. insole length. It is suitable for a gentleman who has 265-270 mm. foot length with normal width. And around 265 mm. foot length with wider feet. We don’t recommend who has shorter feet than 260 mm. or longer than 270 mm. to choose 43 EUR. (Click here to read how-to-measure your feet) Also, if you were familiar with Baudoin & Lange ‘Sagans’ sizing, please do 1 size up from your B&L for Berwick
However, we would like to strongly remark that each person’s foot shapes are different, it is nearly impossible to deliver 100% accurate suggestion about shoe sizing. Hence, it is always the best idea to try on the shoes before purchasing. Berwick Belgian loafers are available in Bangkok, Thailand at Curated and Co., Siam Square soi 2
Besides a deerskin version, Berwick Belgian loafers are also available in calf leather from Tannerie d’Annonay, suede leather by Charles F. Stead. It’s quite amazing to see Berwick crafted their shoes from these top-tier quality leathers but still can come up with a truly affordable price comparing with other international leather shoe brands in the market
More importantly, just visit Curated and Co. shop and mention to MenDetails.com then get your 10% discount immediately from normal price (no card required). And finally, MenDetails would like to stress it again and suggests you visit the shop and try leather shoes before making a purchase.