Very comfortable, classy and well-made. I typically buy high-end designer shoes from other department stores and am very picky about where they are made, especially since even some of the high-end brands are outsourcing now. These loafers are imported, but made in a country that is associated with quality leather, brass, etc. (not sure if I can disclose the country's name here). I normally wear a size 8M, but I ordered the 8 1/2M in these so that I can wear socks with them during winter months, and the fit is perfect.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend