Monday, March 7, 2016

Men’s Loafers Buying Guide


Which started off as a simple Norwegian farmer’s footwear is now a timeless classic, admired and worn by men all over the world. Often mistaken as slip-ons or moccasin, loafers have a class of their own. But what makes a loafer any different from a moccasin? Well, loafer is a lace less specie of men’s shoes. It’s low (do not cover your ankles), often has a heel, and a separate sole. The upper vamp of the shoe often has a piece of leather attached to it which is commonly known as a saddle. Plus there is no embroidery or beading on the shoe.

Being lace less and easy-to-wear, loafers do give plenty of options to choose from. From the classic penny loafers to extravagant horsebit loafers – there’s something suitable for everyone.
Ideally, every man should have at least one pair of loafers. Yet with so many options at hand, one gets pretty confused about what type of loafer to buy first. You can go for tassel loafers as your very first pair. They’re unique and stylish and help to add a bit of spark to your wardrobe. As soon as you fall in love with your first pair, I’m sure you’ll start craving for more.

But before exploring the various types of loafers, one must know the significance of their material. Customarily, two types of fabric are used in their making – suede or leather, each with its own set of pros and cons.

Leather loafers offer a very stylish overall look with their sleek design and glistening finish. They are well built and wear out after a long time as compared to suede shoes.

Suede loafers though very luxurious and trendy should be reserved for spring or summer months as they require protection from moisture at all costs. These shoes have a slight casual touch to them which makes them more likable. You can even go sockless in them – just remember to dust your feet with some talcum powder first so that you don’t end up perspiring in your brand new loafers!
I’m definitely not going to sell the idea of buying a distinct pair of loafers for very kind of outfit that you own. But, I can recommend what type of loafer to wear/buy with your dress to complete the look.

  • Penny Loafers: Can be paired with your t-shirt or jumpers and shorts to give you that ultra-smart casual look. 
  • The Tassel Loafers: They give you that subtle, sober look if worn with a suitable formal dress.
  • Horsebit Loafers: The dress loafer. It’s supplied with a brass strap that’s shaped like a horse’s snaffle.

In Pakistan, men’s loafers online shopping is providing opportunity to get your desired loafers of your favorite brand at quite reasonable rates ranging from Rs.1200 to Rs.5000 for a pair based on quality and brand there are multiple sources offering high quality loafers.


Aishah is a fashion enthusiast and keeps an eye on inns and outs of fashion and showbiz industry. She keeps herself updated with fashion trends and loves posting about fashion on her blog.

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