When it comes to dress shoes, loafers are rather special. They’re unique looking and somewhat bold like monk straps, but aren’t easy to pull off like cap-toe oxfords. For those not blessed with a style gene, the thought of having to rock loafers can be rather intimidating but style a good pair well and you’re in for a home run.
Loafers aren’t only confined to the office though, when on holidays you can’t beat a pair of Italian loafers and some moccasins are perfect for those smart-casual affairs that you find yourself at all too often. They’re comfortable, well-crafted and complement smart casual better than most shoes. Most importantly they’ve got a history which dates back to the 1930s so that means you’re always sliding into an enduring pair of menswear history.
Whether you’re style guru or just trying to stand out amongst a sea of black leather cap-toe oxfords, loafers have a place in your wardrobe and we’ve curated the 14 best brands for you to delve into.
Of course, we also understand that not every man knows how to wear loafers, so we’ve also got the complete guide on how to wear loafers should you need it. Time for a crash course.