9 TYPES OF LOAFERS FOR ME TO MAKE YOU LOOK BOLD

A versatile shoe that puts your comfort and style quotient in form of loafers. It the hassle-free and lace-free that compliments your every styling and every season. Loafers are popularly known as slip the shoe was originally developed for the Royal Family as a casual country house shoe in the mids-1800 in Britain. But now these casual are not just casual, they are the hyped and most comfortable stylish shoe to be ever made.

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Loafers are known as Bass Weejun by a Norwegian fisherman who invented the basic foundation of the shoe. In the 1930s the European travelers noted the comfortable shoe and made it popularized. Nowadays, loafers are so in the trend that can be worn as casual or in formals. Both looks are appreciated by the pupils. These no lace shoes are dressy, versatile, casual, and cool to wear.

STYLING THE LOAFERS

A man should know all the ins and outs regarding styling a loafer to make his look clean and presentable. Some best advisable style quotes on loafers are given by the stylist. “When wearing a suit with loafers, the most important factor is the length of the trouser leg. The break should be slight so that the silhouette appears clean and you can still see the detail of the shoe.”

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“For a Mod-inspired take on loafers, look for a slim, tapered trouser or a cropped style that delivers a contemporary edge.”
“If looking for an understated but effortlessly cool summer look, team a linen shirt with a pair of light-colored cotton chinos and a pair of suede tassel loafers.”


“Sock specialist Falke produces a fantastic range of no-show socks. Another tip is to dust your feet with a little talcum powder, so you don’t end up perspiring excessively.”

KNOW YOUR MATERIAL : LEATHER OR SUEDE

Before going into frenzy shopping sphere for loafers. First, know what kind of material is best suited to your taste. There are two types of material used in the loafers. First, the classic leather, and the second is suede.

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Leather loafers are a classic that cannot be denied. It makes its statement for his smarter and polished looks. It can be paired with a full-on suit or smart-casual tailored separates. Leather loafers are steadier than suede loafers. It just needs to keep them in good nick (taking care to clean and polish regularly).

Suede loafers, on the other hand, are luxurious and delicate. It absorbs moisture fast so it is reserved for the spring-summer season. As it has a more casual feel to it, it’s best to wear casual outfits. But can be worn with tailored clothes if they are coordinated properly.

DIFFERENT STYLE OF LOAFERS

1. The Penny Loafer

Can anyone go wrong with a classic? Then, the answer is no. This preppy classic footwear is an all-time favorite in men,s shoes closest. These can be styled with a full-on sharp tailored suit. Or you can accord with a T-shirt and chinos, varsity jacket, an Oxford shirt or printed shirts, jumper and tailored shorts.

Formality: Casual/ Semi-Formal
 Socks: Yes
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer

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2. The Tassel Loafer

The Tassel Loafer
These à la mode elegant loafers are quite opposite of the classic penny loafers. They are adorned with pair of tassels to look more fashionable without leaving the comfort of your feet. The tassels only add an extra oomph to your outfit and your personality. These can be paired with blazers, trousers, jeans, and shorts.

Formality: Casual/ Semi-Formal
 Socks: No
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Autumn, Summer

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3. The Horsebit Loafer / Gucci Loafers

The horsebit loafer takes the cake being the dressy loafers of all time. Its signature style is the brass strap in the shape of a horse’s snaffle gives a posh look. Horsebait loafers are known as Gucci loafers as it was popularised by the famous Guccio Gucci. These loafers can go with semi-formals and smart casuals.

Formality: Casual/ Semi-Formal
 Socks: Sometimes
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Spring, Summer

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4. Kiltie / Kilt Loafer

Anyone who is into vintage fashion can go for kilt loafers. These loafers with an old-school Victorian-style confuses many with the tassel loafer. But its tassel with a fringe tongue gives a distinguish kiltie look. It perfectly goes with fitted suit pants, coats, and trousers.

Formality: Casual/ Semi-Formal
 Socks: Sometimes
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Autumn

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5. Driving Loafers

As its name suggests, driving loafers are serving for driving not for general walking. It’s mainly made with suede. With pebbled rubber outsole and laces on the top gives an ultimate functional summer style look.

Formality: Casual
 Socks: No
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Spring, Summer

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6. Boat Loafers

A loafer that is youthful. Yes, you heard it correctly. These loafers are ultimately known as preppy boys’ shoes. It has a huge fan base among the young trendsetters. Most loafers are slip-on. But these are doled with laces with a rubber outsole. It goes with casual wear like denim, hoodies, polo shirts.

Formality: Casual
 Socks: No 
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Spring, Summer

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7. Pump Loafers

Got a tuxedo and don’t know what type of loafer to pair with. It’s a pump loafer that will adorn your fitted tuxedo like a glove. It comes only in black with a low vamp and a shiny outer. these are only reserved for black tie events and formal gatherings. Pump loafers can be worn with socks.

Formality: Tuxedo
 Socks: Yes
 Everyday wear: Yes
 Season: Spring, Autumn, Summer, Winter

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These lounge loafers gain a lot of popularity these days. The slip-on design is made with a sturdy leather sole with a longer vamp and a slight heel. Accompanied with traditional velvet or suede uppers. It can be worn casually and formally according to how you styled it.

8. Slipper Loafers

Formality: Casual/ Formal (depending on material) Socks: No
 Everyday wear: No
 Season: Autumn

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9. Espadrille Loafer

These slip-on summer shoes are the oldest loafer design. It had been with us from the 14th century. It is tricky to style up espadrille loafers. Only a pair of khaki shorts and a plaid button-up to make an outcome.

Formality: Shorts and Plain Button Up.
 Socks: No
 Everyday wear: No
 Season: Spring, Summer

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