Street Trends: Tasselled loafers

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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.

Bottega Veneta penny loafers, Browns: £350. Loake oxblood loafers, Amazon: £100. Bass Weejun black tassel loafer, Mod Clothin: £79.99.

By admin | April 22nd, 2008

  • David Walker

    There’s only one place to get tassled loafers – and has been for many years – J. Simons in Covent Garden. He goes to the US to choose/import the best ones in various styles and colours. And has done since the early 60s.

    If you want the Ivy League look, it’s the first port of call.

  • Thanks for the tip Dave, I thought of you when I wrote this post! Checking out the J Simons website as we speak…