Trendscape | Tassel-free Loafers

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

 


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Oliver  |  April 19th, 2006 at 8:11 am

    Oh God, please stop the square toe madness. Those ben shermans are hideous. Charles Tyrwhitt has a nice selection of round toe shoes, and I can personally recommend these:
    http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/product.aspx?DepGrpCode=MEN&ProCode=MPSBPL

  • 2. Dino  |  April 19th, 2006 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the comment…I agree with the square toe comment seeing as though I said it was a trend to lose:

    http://omiru.com/index.php/2006/02/24/6-trends-to-lose-whats-out-for-men/

    Yes, the Ben Shermans may be a bit “hideous” as you say, but I wanted to put variety into the mix because there are people out there who actually still dig the square toe. Luckily, these aren’t as boxy as some of those other shoes out there…plus they are reasonably priced. There are other non-squares on the list, so keep that in mind. Thanks again for the comment.

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