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Term adopted by fans of CBS-TV's police-procedural drama, THE MENTALIST. Came from a typically offhanded slighting remark by title character Patrick Jane (Simon Baker). Refers to the kind of just-barely-dressy beachcomber-type sandals often worn by Teresa Lisbon, co-star (Robin Tunney).

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"My firm is very conservative and frowns slightly on Lisbon Loafers, even in the summer. Actually, policy is kind of hypocritical because no one minds secretaries in them, but nonetheless it's a big turn-off to HR when a women interviews in them. Unfair, no?"

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by al-in-chgo July 01, 2010
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