- MANUFACTURER: STACY ADAMS
- MODEL NAME: MEN’S SANTANA TASSEL LOAFER
- STYLE: LOAFERS
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 4 POUNDS
- SIZES: 7-14 D(M) AND W
- HALF SIZES: YES
- COLORS: BLACK, COGNAC
- OUTER MATERIAL: LEATHER
- SOLE: SYNTHETIC
- ALSO: SNAKESKIN UPPER WITH CROCODILE PRINT. MOC TOE TASSEL LOAFER
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 78%
- PRICE GUIDE: $65.32-$92
- OUR RATING: 4.3 STARS OUT OF FIVE
WHAT IS THIS SHOE?
What is this shoe? Well you might ask, on first inspection of the Stacy Adam’s Santana Tassel Loafer.
It certainly makes an impression, that is for sure.
Definitely a shoe to finish off a smart outfit, this Santana Tassel Loafer isn’t made for the everyday.
Although, this isn’t to say that you won’t find yourself itching to wear them more often than for the office, or for the more formal situations that you might have bought them for.
THE DESIGN VIEW
These are a moc toe tassel loafer and they are appropriately fancy to look at.
The upper is made from a snakeskin leather and features a trendy croc print on it.
With a manmade lining, these are a high quality pair of patent shoes and good care should be taken of them.
The croc print runs all along the upper of the shoe, over the bridge of the foot, around the heel and on the strap at the front. It is also on the tassel at the front, that it takes its name from.
Although we don’t have the exact specifications of the shoe, at the time of writing, there is a notable heel on these moc toe tassel loafers, which should make them suitably dressy to have on.
Only available in two, rather sobering colors; Cognac (brown) and Black, these are never anything less than fabulous.
These are definitely a shoe that say class and will provide the formal note you need for any special occasion.
Suitable for both business and pleasure, suggested uses for these Stacy Adam’s Santana Tassel Loafers include a formal date, restaurant or opera evenings, the office, a wedding or any other ‘occasion’.
Despite the fact that the colors they are available in are limited, the opportunities for wearing these Tassel Loafers are anything but.
They are versatile enough for a wide variety of formal attire. We definitely wouldn’t describe them as simple or anonymous though.
If you’re the type of guy who likes to completely melt into the background then perhaps these might not be quite for you.
The snakeskin upper and croc print is quite snazzy and something that is likely to be noticed. But not because it is garish or showy.
These are a suave and sophisticated shoe, to be worn by someone not scared of people looking at them.
Although they do not shout for attention, they do command respect. Make no mistake, if you’re wearing these shoes, they will be noticed. But in a good way.
These Stacy Adams Men’s Santana Tassel Loafers come in a 7-14, incorporating half sizes.
In terms of width, there is a choice between a standard and a wide fitting.
We think this is a reasonably good size selection and that you should be able to find your size okay.
You shouldn’t have trouble getting your regular sizing to fit, either. Nearly 80% of customers state that these fit as expected.
We have heard one or two people say that they are too narrow and they perhaps need some breaking in, to get them to fit properly, but with a bit of perseverance you should be alright.
A few wearers have said that they used a shoe horn to get these on, but once they’re on they’re fine and with time, they will eventually stretch a little.
Because these are a slip on shoe and basically a moccasin loafer style, we anticipate that these should be a fairly comfortable shoe to wear.
And after checking out what several wearers have to say about their Stacy Adam’s Santana Tassel Loafers, we are cautiously optimistic they meet our expectations.
The biggest issue that people seem to experience with these moc toe loafers is that they take a while to fit comfortably.
However, when they are on, they are good. If these don’t instantly fit that great the first time, then wait a little bit until they do.
Naturally, you are not expecting to walk for miles in a formal shoe like these, so even if they aren’t quite there in terms of being broken in, it won’t matter too much.
For a couple of people, the leather seemed a little hard at first. We have to say that when we are wearing something this formal (and fancy) it being slightly stiff is more or less on our list of expectations.
On the whole, they score well for comfort, but are no pair of slippers!
The home ground for these Stacy Adams Men’s Santana Tassel Loafer is very much indoors, on carpet somewhere. Good quality carpet at that!
You will not want to do anything to smudge, stain or in any other way besmirch these pristine loafers.
They are so nice and shiny, it would be a sin to allow them to get splashed on the sidewalk or scuffed from overuse.
No, they aren’t built to withstand the vagaries of the weather and we would advise taking good care of them, when you are out and about.
This doesn’t mean that they can’t be worn outside at all carefully. Just apply some common sense to the terrain you use them for and all should be fine.
SHOULD I BUY THESE SANTANA TASSEL LOAFERS?
The main motivation for buying these Stacy Adams Men’s Tassel Loafers is the way that they look.
These are primarily a fashion item. They are made to be seen and worn with something smart.
We wouldn’t wear them long distance, over rough terrain or all the time and then express amazement that they have passed their best.