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The C&TH Guide To Men’s Loafers

This slip-on shoe is more versatile than you think

Looking to elevate your shoe game? Stop loafing around: it’s time to invest in a pair of loafers. From summer sojourns to business lunches, this is our favourite versatile shoe. Read on for our ultimate guide to men’s loafers, including where and how to wear them.

Men’s Loafers: A Guide

A man wearing socks with loafers

Should You Wear Socks With Loafers?

It depends on the occasion, really – although note that, generally, in business and professional environments you’re not really supposed to show your bare ankles (very Victorian, we know). In these instances, you can wear dress socks or, if the loafer allows for more wiggle room, a thicker sock.

How To Wear Loafers

1. Business Casual

If your workplace is stepping back from formalities, it’s time to embrace the business-casual beauty of the loafer. Baudoin & Lange’s loafers effortlessly complement casual trousers such as denim, cargos, cotton slacks, and leisurewear, but also extend to more formal looks and office-ready styles when needed, pairing well with smarter trousers and button-down shirts, too. With a durable tread, waterproof suede, and inherent comfort, the Baudoin & Lange Sagan Stride is the perfect pick for the modern man’s lifestyle.

2. The Jumper, Jeans & Coat Combo

On days when the weather sits more on the chilly side, you might be tempted to pull on your boots – but hold fire. Loafers can work just as well; simply don a pair of thick socks and then layer up with your favourite jeans, jumper and coat combo. This looks sits in the thick of the quiet luxury movement, meaning you’ll look (and feel) casually expensive.

 

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3. Suited, Not Booted

This classic men’s look is about as classy as it gets; a nicely tailored suit teamed up with a matching coat, a turtleneck (which can be switched for a shirt depending on the weather) and loafers. Here, the models are layering up against the cold with thick ribbed socks in a neutral tone that complements the colour palette of the outfit.

 

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Our Pick Of Men’s Loafers

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Boudoin & Lange Stride Loafers

Baudoin & Lange

Stride Loafers in Dark Brown Suede Natural Sole, £390

baudoinlange.com

These new Stride Loafers in Dark Brown are sophisticated slip-on men’s loafers, featuring natural rubber soles for enhanced comfort and versatility.

Brown leather Crockett & Jones loafers

Crockett & Jones

Boston in Dark Brown, £525

crockettandjones.com

Navy and pink velvet shoes

Fairfax & Favor

Men’s Bedingfeld, £123

fairfaxandfavor.com

Silver and sage loafers

Edward Green

Polperro 389 Last in Sage, £520

edwardgreen.com

Reddish brown pair of leather shoes

New & Lingwood

Men’s Chestnut Calf Leather Tassel Shoes, £495

newandlingwood.com

Sunspel navy loafer

Sunspel

Suede Loafer in Navy, £215

sunspel.com

A brown leather loafer

House of Bruar

Men’s Leather Rim Tassel Loafer in Cognac, £195

houseofbruar.com

Cheaney Timothy Tassel Loafer

Cheaney

Timothy Tassel Loafer in Admiral Blue Suede, £345

cheaney.co.uk