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Another theory is that two pennies could be slipped into the slit, enough money to make an emergency phone call in the s. The practice continues, especially among those who remain committed to a classic and refined but still scholarly appearance, such as lawyers. In the mids, further continental influences brought a more elegant image to light, lower-cut slip-ons, which moved from purely casual use to being paired with suits in the s but still only in America.
These Gucci loafers now a general term referring to shoes of this style by any manufacturer also spread over the Atlantic and were worn by s businessmen, becoming almost a Wall Street uniform, reaching widespread use by the s. At the start of the twenty-first century, a revival of penny loafers, whose popularity had peaked during the mid to late s and again during the early s to early s, [ citation needed ] occurred, with the shoe appearing in a more rugged version, closer to the original concept, as either moccasins , or espadrilles , both of these styles being very low or flat without heels.
This resurgence was most noticeable at college campuses across America. Another variation on the basic style is the tassel loafer, which emerged in the s. Again, though casual, their gradual acceptance among the American East Coast prep school culture as equivalent to brogues wingtips ,  has led to them being worn there with suits, where they gained an association with business and legal classes.
In America and some European countries, such as Italy, the loafer enjoys general use as a casual and informal shoe worn for work and leisure, though lace-ups are still preferred for more formal situations.
Since the early 's, socks have been optional while wearing loafers. Though originally men's shoes, some styles of loafers, such as casual tassel and penny loafers, are also worn by women. Women's loafers tend to have shorter toes and are worn with a variety of outfits from shorts, jeans, slacks, and capris to dresses and skirts.
In an evolution entirely different than the loafer, Chelsea boots were invented by J. Sparkes Hall for Queen Victoria in The stretchable rubber produces a comfortable shoe combining the convenience of laceless shoes with the profile of lace-ups.
Its feminine image was soon lost, and was dubbed Congress gaiter and Boston boot in America. Rare even in Britain, its country of origin, it is still the only style of slip-on worn with a suit in some of the highly conservative working environments in the City of London.
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The number of kids in need of homes has grown every year since , from 5, to 7, as of March, according to the Department of Children and Families. Supporters said that passing the measure could encourage groups providing limited services for the state or doing only private adoptions to work more with the state. In Oklahoma, sponsoring state Sen. Greg Treat, an Oklahoma City Republican, said he believes his measure will help get more children into loving homes.
But critics like Lori Ross, president of Foster Adopt Connect, a child placement agency operating in Kansas and Missouri, contend the real problem is a lack of available families. If they make that first phone call and get denied, they may never try and adopt again.
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