The oversized beefroll adorning the sides of otherwise classic loafers is an aberration. Why? Because I don’t personally like them and therefore you shouldn't either. And please, shut up in advance regarding the fact that my Venetians have bilateral beef rolls ballasting the fuzzy gait of the otherwise sleek and unadorned masterpiece. I know this. I’m the guy who dropped a dime on ‘em and bought ‘em home. But the Venetian pain de boeuf is restrained.
Beefrolls are to loafers, what square toed shoes are to the general aesthetic sensibilities of covering one’s feet. Square toed shoes are cheap and butt-ugly. Myles Standish Pilgrim shoe looking absurdities. Beefrolls are riding shotgun in the pedal aesthetics demolition derby with the square toed Myles Standish.
So go ahead. Wear your beef rolls with your skinny jeans. Rolled up real short—Sandra Dee style. And tell Thom Browne and Frank Muytjens the rest of us said hey.