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The loafer, a name that just screams a-sexual, has risen to the most coveted of covetable footwear in the past few seasons. And now a T magazine explains the sometimes un-American history of America's favorite shoe from its preppy heights to its counter-culture lows, and from penny soles to what exactly Weejun means. Enjoy. [T]