08.11.2023 - 22:45 / cntraveler.com
Loafers are having a moment. No longer just a prepster staple, these laceless slip-ons have become a ubiquitous shoe choice regardless of someone’s chosen aesthetic. And why not? There’s something decidedly timeless about a loafer’s easy-to-wear silhouette, but as more brands (from the big-name designers to cool-kid start-ups) fashion loafers in a variety of styles, there’s quite literally a loafer for everyone. You can even wear them—lined with shearling or done in flannel—during the winter.
I’ve been wearing loafers since my grade-school years. They were part of my Catholic school uniform. And 30 years later, as an adult who travels for a living, I don’t think there’s a style of shoe I love more. I own quite a few pairs of loafers, largely because their classic shape goes with most activities and outfits. You want to wear them to a summer wedding in Capri? Great. How about with shorts and a linen button-down while exploring the pyramids in Egypt? Cute. Want to run around on a cruise with jeans and a t-shirt? Just slip your loafers on and head to the buffet! I’ve literally done all of the above with loafers on. And don’t even get me started about how easy loafers make getting through airport security.
Not convinced yet? Here are 15 of the best men's loafers that’ll make a believer out of you.
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We love how fall-ready Madewell’s collaboration with Bass is. These Weejuns come with fun details like the lug sole which will give them more grip for daily wear. And this deep green suede is such an unusual choice for a shoe, but it’ll be great with autumnal hues like brown, tan, and orange. They can also transition beautifully into the holidays if you’d like a festive pair of footwear to go with all your party attire.
Sizes available: 7-13 (including half sizes)
Features: Suede upper, lug outsole
The chic combination of colors on these loafers screams Ivy Leaguer in the best possible way. Lean into the aesthetic by pairing them with jeans and a navy blazer for date night or with a pair of chino shorts and a button-down oxford for a warm day taking in a new city. And if you really want to have fun with it, keep checking back for limited-edition releases, like this outfit-brightening version in the color vintage blue.
Sizes available: 7-13 (including half sizes)
Features: Leather upper, rubber panel on the leather outsole
Sometimes you just want a pair of classic loafers that’ll go with everything you own for just about any occasion. These leather moc-toe loafers are it. Crafted out of thick cow leather with a pillowy-soft interior, these slip-ons are meant to mold to the contours of your feet as you wear them (so you’ll want
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