Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers Review

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I’ve added a fair few pairs of shoes to my wardrobe in the last six months and have found some ‘ride-or-dies’ in the process.  One of those being the Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers, a pair that I finally added to my collection late last year.  The Beya Loafers have been around for a few years and they’ve been on my radar since their release, but the only thing that stopped me from buying them all those years ago was the price tag: they retail for upwards of $700.  So when they were discounted as part of the post-Christmas sales last year, I snagged a pair in my size and I haven’t looked back.  

Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Matches | Selfridges | 24S | Farfetch), The Fold London blouse* (sz 8), The Fold London trousers* (sz 8), Everlane trench* (sz XS), Celine sunglasses, Senreve bag (review and discount code here)

Pointed shoes have always been my friend.  And these are no exception.  The design of the loafers is inspired by the Art Deco period and they feature a gold-tone heel, flattering pointed toe (with a notched vamp) and buttery soft grained leather with a hand-stitched construction. The stitching adds a textural element and pops against the grainy leather.  While the overall design isn’t distinctly masculine, I love the modern take on what was traditionally a men’s shoe.  

L: Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Matches | Selfridges | 24S | Farfetch), Sarah Lloyd blazer* (sz 8 – use ‘WVW20’ for 20% off), Sarah Lloyd trousers (sz 10), Arket tee, Ray Ban sunglasses, Celine bag (review here); R: Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Matches | Selfridges | 24S | Farfetch), Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Acne scarf (review here), Nobody Denim jeans, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

Since I bought them, I’ve got a ton of use out of them.  I’ve worn them solidly to the office and while they’re flats, the design elevates my outfits in the same way heels would.  Straight out of the box these were comfortable.  There was no period of wearing these in, which can’t be said about a lot of shoes. 

Size wise, I went for my usual size 37 and have found them to be true to size.  I have wide feet but haven’t had any issues with comfort which I think comes down to the top quality leather that is used in the shoe.  

L: Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Matches | Selfridges | 24S | Farfetch), M&S Shacket (sz 8)*, Everlane knit* (sz XS), Nobody Denim jeans*, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafers (Matches | Selfridges | 24S | Farfetch), Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket tee (sz S), Everlane pants* (review here – sz S), Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses

So do I think they’re worth it?  Even on sale they still cost a pretty penny, but honestly if these so happened to disappear or needed replacing, I would buy them full price in a heartbeat.  I’ve totally fallen for them.  

As always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. You can read my other shoe reviews here and here are five ‘one-and-done’ pieces for the Spring/Autumn transition.


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