The origin of the Loafer is disputed, but King George VI is said to have wanted an indoor lounge shoe for his country house back in 1926. Almost 100 years later the humble Loafer has earned its rightful place on every stylish man’s shoe rack.
Despite the name Loafer, there’s nothing slovenly about slip-ons, yet they certainly offer a more laid-back look. Low sitting and without laces, they have a Moccasin-like upper, often with a piece of leather straddling the top and easily differentiated from its cousin the Moccasin by a low heel.
Whether you opt for a pair in suede or leather is entirely your call. Either way you’ll be stepping out in laid back style.