We men love our loafers and there are some amazing pairs of loafers out there. Some loafers just don’t cut it and are not really that great. There are some top loafer brands out there that really create some exquisite pairs of loafers that are made with the finest materials and are handmade. Some of them also offer care plans to make sure your loafers stay in tip top condition for years to come. Loafers are an item that should be in every mans wardrobe as they can be matched with most items. They can be worn with jeans, suits and chinos or trousers. They really complete a mans look and give a touch of elegance to the whole look.
7] Car Shoe £315
Car Shoe is an Italian brand that create some of the best handmade loafers. These calf leather classic driving mocassin loafers have tassel detailing, rubber studded sole, a tubular construction, stitching made with 4.85 m of English thread and metal eyelets. They are handmade in Italy. These loafers can be matched with many pieces in a mans wardrobe. These are a pair to get.
6] Tods £260
An icon of Italian style, Tod’s’s ‘Gommino’ driving shoes undergo 100 individual manufacturing steps at the brand’s workshop in Le Marche, on the Adriatic coast. With their exceptional comfort and elegant hand-construction, this navy suede pair is an indispensable choice for weekend wear. Made in Italy with a Navy Sued, Embossed designer emblems, leather linings and gommino rubber soles these loafers also come with a dust bag. Overall a great staple in any mans wardrobe.
5] Harrys Of London £375
A sophisticated choice for formal occasions or any smart occasion, Harrys of London’s ‘Downing 2’ loafers have been made in Italy from glossy polished-leather. They’re set on cushioned footbeds and lightweight Vibram soles – based on a design used for performance windsurfing shoes, the rubber contours are specially adapted for the rainy streets of England’s capital. The hand-stitched penny strap demonstrates the brand’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and eye for detail.
4] Church’s £410
Bridge-detailed loafers were originally worn by Norwegian dairy farmers and later adapted in America with a handy penny slot, so that the wearer always had money to make a phone call. Made in England, Church’s ‘Wesley’ design is cut from smooth black leather with a tactile apron-stitched upper. This Goodyear-welted pair ensures watertightness, durability and comfort as they shape to your feet over time. They’re finished with heat-embossed logos – an assured mark of quality.
3] John Lobb £895
One of the smartest pairs of loafers hand-crafted in Northampton, England, with a process that takes several weeks and involves 190 steps. These leather penny loafers with leather linings and sole from John Lobb offer incredible quality. A classic design, this luxurious pair will last a lifetime in your footwear collection.
2] Berluti £800
Sophisticated with a leisurely air, Berluti’s legendary loafers consistently impress footwear aficionados. This pair has been crafted in Italy from a fine hand-polished hide which will develop a unique patina over time. They’re the ideal choice for discerning gentlemen who appreciate classic style and character.
1] Tom Ford £1,140
Tom Ford is one of the most impressive designers of this era. He has outstanding style, elegance and dress sense. These loafers have been flawlessly crafted in Italy from rich dark-brown (Burnt Burgundy) leather and are trimmed with neat tassels that draw the eye to the elegant shape of the almond toe.
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