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.