You can probably tell from this poor man’s expression that when I approached him to take a picture he thought I was taking the piss, but his highly shined loafers caught my eye like a silver spoon to a magpie. Added kudos goes to his pressed cords and Fred Perry bomber, it’s a mod(-ish purists!) look without the museum-y feel.
I also spotted tasselled loafers on one of the PRs for Topman at the Arcadia press day recently, he wore them to great effect with some white sports socks.
Oxblood is a gorgeous colour choice for a loafer, I recently bought some secondhand men’s penny loafers and the deep rich hue is amazing. If you’re going for tassels then choose shoes with a high vamp for a truly retro look.
By admin | April 22nd, 2008