This is my call right now. I'm sure there are a number of folks rocking them already, along with some of your dads - but that doesn't count. I think like the boat shoe and the oxford/wingtips came back strong in the past year, we will see a resurgence of the loafer in '09. They are grown up, clean, work with a lot and look better with age. Pretty much the same endearing qualities that made last years rival stories work. The loafer I think could be for those folks who don't want to wear boat shoes again this summer, because you know Urban Outfitters is going to have every color. I think a dark brown or black, with the little tassle on the top of the foot works best. There are a handful of versions that look nice and classic. I would just say keep it in leather rather than suede.