April 19th, 2006
A staple of almost every man’s wardrobe is the loafer. Along with their distant cousin, the moccasin, loafers are a hassle-free, versatile piece of footwear suitable for both a casual day in the city and a grinding day at work. Still, there is always room for modernization of the classic slip-on.
Our recommendation? Bypass those “grandfather tassels” that have become synonymous with the loafer and go for a more contemporary design. Still stuck on tassels? Try something along the lines of the updated tassels on the Paul Smith design.
Ben Sherman ‘Inter’ Loafers | $81 at Bluefly.com
Mayker Penny Loafer | $129.95 at Johnston & Murphy
Prada Moccasins | $264 at Yoox.com
Paul Smith Tassel Loafer | $295 at Bergdorf Goodman
John Varvatos Suede Penny Loafer | $365 at Neiman Marcus
Gucci Classic Horsebit Loafer | $410 at Saks Fifth Avenue