If you’re looking for a smart-casual pair of shoes that you can wear with multiple outfits then loafers are a stylish all-rounder. Coming in a wide range of designs, they have a few defining features – including the fact that they’re a slip-on shoe without any buckles or laces.
Loafers are also a solid mix of high-end style, with an understated desire to have fun. Generally, a semi-smart look is your best bet when it comes to loafers.
They come in a variety of styles and materials including leather, tasselled, suede. Penny loafers (featuring a decorative leather strip on top) tend to be the most versatile loafer, and you can pair them with most outfits – even jeans. For tassel loafers, try opting for more fitted trousers with a crisp shirt and blazer.
You can read more about different types of loafers, including how to style them in this loafer guide from Man of Many. Or, if you’re looking to buy some loafers, retailers like Charles Tyrwhitt, OFFICE, and Kenneth Cole have a great selection available in various styles.
Alternatively, if you’re after a pair of reliable smart-casual shoes but loafers aren’t for you, why not consider getting some driving shoes (the sporty, European cousin of the loafer), boat shoes, or slip-on boots instead?