When Rothy’s recently re-released their loafer style, I immediately purchased a pair to try them out. I wanted to compare them to another popular brand – the Birdies slipper, most famously worn by (soon to be princess) Meghan Markle. Overall, both pairs have the classic loafer silhouette with no frills – though Birdies does offer a cute tassled version. They’re comfortable in very different ways, which I’ll go through in the rest of the post.
For some time now, I’ve seen Rothys mentioned quite a few times as an equally comfortable alternative to Tieks leather flats. Similar to Tieks, Rothy’s come in a variety of colors and more interestingly are made from recycled plastic bottles. After seeing no less than five girls wearing them on my commute to work one day, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a pair to conduct my own Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison.
Over the years, I’ve been a big fan of the Real Simple black slimline velvet hangers. You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones that Bed, Bath & Beyond sells in bulk (thank you 20% off coupons!) and that Amazon has replica (read: less expensive) versions of aplenty. They’re simple, non-slip, and help provide a sleek look to any closet.
However, as a petite-ish individual, I’ve noticed my jackets’ shoulders become misshapen over time due to the width of these slimline hangers. These hangers measure 17″ across, and most of my blazers and jackets had a 15.5 – 16″ shoulder width. Not a huge difference, but enough to notice little bumps sticking out of my shoulders when wearing those jackets.
Above: Image credit to the Rothy’s Instagram account.
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Check out the following posts for more reviews and information:
- Rothy’s vs Tieks comparison for a full review
- The Flat vs The Point comparison for more details around sizing of different styles
- Rothy’s Loafers vs Birdies Slippers for a toe-to-toe loafer comparison
- Rothy’s Sneaker vs Allbirds Loungers vs Vans for a sneaker comparison
- Allbirds Tree Breezers vs Rothy’s a washable flat showdown
- Rothy’s Chelsea Boot Review a review of their latest silhouette
- Rothy’s Wool vs Recycled Plastic a comparison between their latest wool offering and previous styles
- [NEW!] Rothy’s Sandals Review: The Knot & The Triple Band
According to the designer himself, the correct way to store Stuart Weitzman boots (both knee-high and over-the-knee) is to lay them flat. Unfortunately, that method isn’t particularly space efficient, especially if you live in an apartment like I do.
After much scouring on Amazon and the internets, I finally settled on using the following solutions for my 5050 boots and Highlands.