The loafer is the ultimate 'boss' shoe during the summer months. An essential piece that should be found in any mans wardrobe who dresses to impress. Mens loafers and driving shoes can be paired with just about any outfit.
Mens Loafers became a big part of mens fashion during the mid ninety’s, however the trend began to subside for several years. During the past decade the loafer has once again become essential for the 'trendsetter'. Available in many different colours and styles, the loafer has become an easy summer shoe to wear and is not as intimidating as it once was. Alongside the loafer is the driver or driving shoe, which has also become a popular option for summer dress attire.
‘The Lord’ Scott Disick is the king of loafers, and wears them with just about anything. Bottom line... he doesn’t care how it looks. We don’t know what’s more impressive the bird that he has on his right arm or his collection of loafers.
Preppy Loafer Look
The preppy look is conducive to a good pair of loafers. Easy to wear, pair them with a casual shirt or polo and cotton shorts. This look suited to a warm date night in St Kilda along the beach. Alternatively wear them with a dress chino pant and shirt to the Portsea polo.
Casual Loafer LookThe loafer lends itself to most casual outfits. Wear yours with a pair of denim jeans and collared shirt or t-shirt. This is the perfect look for a coffee catch ups down Bridge Road or lunch down Chapel Street. Again an easy look to master, you'll find this is mainly how you wear yours. Change the look by rolling the cuff above the ankle, and wearing an oversized linen shirt. When worn with a dark dress denim, you have the ability to wear almost any colour loafer so long as it matches your shirt.
Loafers, Drivers and Suits
This is a tricky one. As mentioned above, loafers generally lend themselves to casual outfits. However the right loafer can be worn with a suit for a distinct European style. We just suggest to be careful when selecting your loafer. Stick to darker colours like black and navy.
Should I wear socks with loafers?
The short answer is; No. However, its become quiet common for men to wear invisible socks with their loafers.
When purchasing mens loafers and driving shoes, we suggest selecting a pair with leather internals and lining. Leather lining is not only a characteristic of a quality shoe, but in this case will help absorb any sweat or moisture.