Loafers a great shoe to wear. They slip on the foot with ease and dress up most articles of clothing. This season, loafers are the trendy shoe to wear. For the modern man, there are plenty of styles of loafer to choose from for work, play, and all things in-between. Discover what loafers are hot for the season and how best to wear them.
The Penny Loafer
This style of loafer is the finishing touch of the university preppy look in American fashion. The penny is ideal for many life situations. At the office, the penny is great for the business casual wardrobe. Wear polished leather ones with trouser socks. The penny works well at semi-formal events when worn with a casual suit. Wear a pair, sans socks, with your favorite jeans and sweater for leisurely style. For a date, pair soft leather loafers with chinos, a blazer, and dress shirt. On the weekends wear without socks with your favorite old pair of chinos, jeans, or corduroy pants.
Classic Loafer Slip-On
This style of loafer is an easy go-to option for casual days off and weekend play. Those made from stiffer leather tend to have a stretch insets to allow ease of wear. They look stylish with casual separates like a blazer over a chambray shirt and dark jeans. More sporty styles come in nubuck, colorblock, and fashion prints that can be worn with lighter colored or faded jeans, a t-shirt, or even varsity sweats like TOMS’ Campus Classics Slip-Ons.
The Bit Loafer
This loafer is one of the few styles of loafer that can actually pass muster when worn with a professional business suit. The dress bit is made from fine leather with a high shine and hard sole. There are slightly more casual bit loafer styles that come in suede and fashionable colors. These trendy bits are luxury style driving shoes. The luxury, driving shoe is worn with contemporary sportswear items like nice trousers, a sweater vest, dress shirt, and tie. Think country club style.
The monk-strap is the dress loafer of the season. This style of loafer in smooth leather can transition from the business suit to a nice pair of selvedge jeans with dress shirt and blazer. Some of the best-looking monk-straps of the season come in marbleized leather. If you want to be cutting edge, a mixed media style like the Mezlan “Riserva’ Monk Strap Slip On which features a leather and ostrich upper will get you many compliments.
There are other styles of loafers out there to choose from this season. These four styles are the ones to look for this winter. You can stick with classic styling like the penny, classic slip-on, or bit loafer. For the modern male who is not afraid to stay up-to-date with the current trends, the monk-strap loafer is the shoe to own.
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