This loafer is extremely versatile because with the unique cross strap detail it can be dressed up and paired with suits / sport coats or it can be worn casually with jeans. The Alba color is dark around the seams and lighter on the open vamp. This is a shoe for a real shoe dog who appreciates the detailing and is not afraid of people noticing their shoes.
The Bologna construction is a historic shoe making technique of making shoes where the lining and insole is stitched together and then sewn to the upper. This construction is called “saccheto” meaning bag. It is very light and flexible which leads to very comfortable shoes from the initial wearing.
This model will fit true to size. However, as loafers do not have laces or a strap to keep the foot in place, if you have a low instep or narrow foot you may need to size down a half size. Minimal or no slip in the heel indicates a proper fit.