Men’s Loafer Shoes
What Is a Loafer?
What characteristics make up a loafer shoe? There are a few key distinctions:
The shoes are comfortable, laceless slip-ons.
It is known as a “low shoe” in that the ankle is exposed and the shoe does not fit too tight around it.
Loafers feature heels, albeit subtle and not high.
The upper vamp is constructed like a moccasin.
Loafers tend to lack any sort of ornament or decoration (such as embroidery, beading) on the upper part, unlike a similar style of shoe, the moccasin.
Browse our carefully curated selection of men’s Loafers below:
The History of the Loafer
The loafer has a few different origin stories, which is unique for a shoe. Many fashion historians that specialize in menswear and clothing construction tend to agree that the true origin is one of two:
1. The design resulted from an English royal commission seeking a new style and form of house shoe.
2. The shoe came to be when Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger, a Norwegian man, sought out to combine Native American and Norwegian footwear, resulting in the loafer hybrid.
Today, the modern loafer has evolved from the penny loafer shoe that dominated the market in the 1950s and beyond. They were shoes that symbolized stylish leisure, both elegant and casual in nature.
Loafer shoes became more formal with features like the tassel. It wasn’t long before multiple brands sought to make loafers acceptable for dressier events and office spaces, with the small decoration or the addition of the color black to the traditionally brown casual shoe.
Men’s loafer shoes tend to remain right in the middle of formal and casual, but are always comfortable and made of the highest quality materials.
The Beckett Simonon Loafer
If you’re looking for a classic, high-quality, comfortable shoe, the Beckett Simonon Loafer might be the perfect fit.
Our loafers are made from full-grain Argentinian leather, which guarantees a soft, durable feel that only improves with age. Our leatherware is conditioned with shea butter and carnauba wax to ensure a deep, creamy color with natural shine and luster.
Why You Will Love Your Loafer Shoes
The attention to detail with the stitching and ornamental elements is something we take very seriously to ensure the authenticity of the loafer shoe. Whether it’s the hand-crafted tassel on the Bernards or the brass ornamentation on the Beaumonts, or simply the stitching on our other loafer styles, you can expect intricacy and care every step of the way.
Great style is timeless and can say a lot about a person. Instead of chasing fads or trends, we take inspiration from classic designs to craft refined and luxurious products that will last.