Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 54
Rated 4 out of 5 by Babsi Bring Back the Leather Soles, Please!!
So, as with the Collins Loafer, J.Crew has replaced the leather soles on the Biella Loafers with manmade material (and kept the price point the same). I am disappointed with this sort of cost-saving/revenue-increasing tactic. The J.Crew I used to know cared about quality. I will look elsewhere for well-made, leather-soled loafers.
May 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by phgnyc Can't wait for the perfect fall day to wear these!
Love the style, love the quality of the leather and the whole look of this loafer. High quality loafers like these are hard to find! My only concern is that they run almost a full half size bigger than the size I normally wear. I would like to wear them both with socks and without, so I will try a cushioned insole to take up the space when I am not wearing a heavier sock. So be warned, order a 1/2 size smaller and they will be perfect!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsNMG Gorgeous Italian Loafers
I was skeptical when I snagged a black pair of these on sale last week. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised! They are gorgeous, high quality leather loafers and so classy! I bought my first pair of J.Crew Italian loafers in 1999, while I was still in college, working an administrative job in a busy hospital with well-dressed trauma interns. I wanted to look as nice as them and splurged on a pair of JC loafers that were admired by many. They haven't been as popular in years but when I saw these Biella Tassel Loafers, I knew I had to try them. Since quality seems to be lacking lately, I didn't expect to love them but I was wrong. The soles are very well made and supportive, the leather is gorgeous, and the fit is great. They do run a tad big. I usually wear an 8.5 in all shoes but sized down to an 8 per previous reviews and it was the right decision. These are a gorgeous, classy alternative to ballet flats.
August 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bean way toooooo big
I am normally a size 9 - got these and had to go down to 8.5.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carol My Favorite Loafer
The Biella Tassel Loafer is my favorite loafer! I now have 4 pairs; red, brown, black, and gray. I have a hard time finding comfortable flat shoes as I have a very high arch and a wide foot. The vamp on this loafer is high enough to enable me to keep the shoe on without crimping my toes, which at the end of the day gives me foot cramps. The shoe runs a bit large. Typically, in a flat shoe I wear a 7.5, with these I purchased the 7 and they fit perfectly. I recommend you buy your true shoe size. They are a bit pricey, but are worth every penny! I usually try to puchase them on sale, but since they sell out so quickly, I don't mind paying full price for a very comfortable shoe that will last a long time. I am always checking J. Crew's website for new colors to add to my collection.
August 28, 2015