Here we know being a man isn’t easy, especially when it comes to fashion. Guys want to look just as good as everyone else, but with that being said, finding the perfect outfit essentials could be difficult. A good place to start when it comes to looking your best is shoes, more specifically loafers. To get you started on the road of looking clean cut and professional, here are men’s must have loafers.
1. AllSaints vine leather Loafers
AllSaints is a global label established in 1994, revelling in independent spirit and true urban design. Creating clothing and accessories for women and men, its iconic leather jackets have gained cult-like followings and remains the focal point of every collection. With headquarters in London, the brand continues to create cultural presence through its original mix of tough and directional clothing. AllSaints famous Vine Loafers are crafted from 100% real smooth goat leather, has a heel height of 42mm, 100% polido lining, a chunky rubber sole 100% EVA, and black tassel detailing. They go perfectly dressed down or dressed up. The price of these loafers can range from $189-200 depending where you buy them from.
2. Penny Loafers
Calvin Klein is an American fashion label established in 1968. The company was founded by iconic designer Calvin Klein and his childhood friend, Barry K. Schwartz. Calvin Klein was one of several designers raised in a Jewish community in the Bronx, along with Robert Denning and Ralph Lauren. In 1968, Klein founded Calvin Klein Limited, a coat shop in the York Hotel in New York City. Professional and polished, the crispo leather loafer is a formalwear essential. Crafted from a high-gloss leather, these slip ons are penny style loafers, with a rounded toe, padded footbed, rubber sole, heavy seaming accents, and is 100% leather. These loafers range from $140-190.
3. Prada Chocolate Brushed Leather Loafers
Prada is an Italian luxury fashion label founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. Prada specializes in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, fragrances and other luxury accessories. The brushed leather shoe is decorated with a black and silver metal Prada triangle logo across the shoe, crisp stitched edges and a special detail on the rubber sole. It also has a light rubber sole with classic wheeled detail. The classic masculine loafer has recently been updated with new volumes and sophisticated details. Made of brushed leather, an iconic material the brand continues to use, the shoe has stitched edges, a decorative pattern on the rubber sole, elastic gusset on the instep, a leather band, and a leather insole. The price of these loafers run for $975 and are most likely going to be sold online.
4. Larson Weejuns
Larson Weejuns have been an iconic pair of loafers since the 30’s, and when it comes to loafers, these would be nice be of the most affordable kind. With handsome moc stitching and classic beefroll details, these loafers could be worn dressed up or dressed down. The brand’s casual style caught the eye of GQ magazine, leading them to write about the shoe in an article about loafers. The loafers are a fan favorite, with them being a favorite brand by legends like JFK and other modern day preppy dressers or loafer collectors. What makes these particular loafers special is the fact that you can get these at the low cost of $135, which is great considering that they are 100% genuine leather and are hand sewn in El Salvador.
5. Adrian Smooth Leather Tassel Loafers
One of the more commonly worn loafers are the Adrian Smooth Leather Tassel loafers by Dr. Marten. Made with classic Doc’s DNA, including grooved edges and visible stitching. The loafer first hit the streets in 1980, with a double tassel and kiltie fringe, the traditional unisex slip-on loafer in Polished Smooth have been considered a classic since day one. Manufactured at original Dr. Martens lane factory these loafers are made with classic Doc’s DNA and are secured with the finest construction in footwear.
6. Nisolo Chamberlain Penny Loafers
Nisolo is one of the more rare companies that have been invested in making quality products without compromises for years. What makes the Chamberlain Penny Loafer so special, especially when compared to other penny loafers, is the quality of minimalistic craftsmanship that they perform. The product is sewn on a resoleable blake stitch with a clean smooth leather exterior. Given the simple design, Nisolo Chamberlain’s can be easily dressed up or down to suit whatever occasion you may be wearing them for. If you’re interested in a fine leather penny loafer, then these are the perfect pick. Able to go seamlessly with plenty of outfits, they are one of those rare shoes that you will always want to slip on everywhere you go, and can be easily acquired for the low price of $99.
7. Brooks Brothers 1818 Leather Loafers
Brooks Brothers is a great company to turn to when it comes to preppy and formal menswear. Crafted in the heart of Italy from the finest Italian leather, the Brooks Brother penny loafers are a classic and beloved pair of dress shoes that will quickly and effortlessly elevate your look. The streamline and slip-on style of these loafers pair particularly well with dress pants and can even pair nicely with some shorts. These loafers are available in black, cognac, and navy, all just as beautifully crafted as the last. If you’re into suede options, check out the Brooks Brothers driving loafer. The bottom of these loafers relies on traditional leather soles and is best for men who want a nice classic pair of loafers for the office.
8. Oliver Carnell Driving Loafers
These stylish mens loafers are available in four modern colors including sand, chestnut, slate, and navy, with these color options in mind, it’s easy to see why gentlemen around the world are falling in love with these loafers. By relying on some of the finest Italian leather that has been sourced from Marche, Italy, you can be sure that the quality here is top notch. The use of fine materials doesn’t end there. Oliver Cabell smartly relies on Italian calfskin leather for the footbed and lining, demonstrating that they cut no corners with this loafer. With a classic nub-rubber bottom and heel, these loafers provide that sensible grip that you are looking for. Priced at $149 given the materials, these are definitely going to be a staple in your wardrobe.