I called loafers being the shoe for '09 early in January and since we've seen a few brands bringing out their own versions, or collaborating with classic labels like Bass for Opening Ceremony. I've been searching a fair bit on eBay in hopes to find a good cheap pair and have missed the only ones I was feeling. I am kind of stuck on Allen Edmonds as I have really been liking my brogues from the same line. Bass Weejun however, does seem to be one of the best options on the market. A couple readers have them and seem to stand behind them, the look is great and the price isn't too bad at £85. Oi Polloi has a couple models right now and these are my favorites. I love the deep burgandy color and simple detailing. They definitely need to be leather lined no matter what brand you get, just for those sock less summer days. The loafer seems to be picking up steam and as the summer months approach, I would definitely recommend getting a pair for those days that your boat shoes aren't quite doing it for you.