Up Your Shoe Game With These Loafers
More formal than a running shoe, and more eye-catching than the average dress shoe is the sport loafer. Originally traced back to Norwegian fishermen in the 30's, loafers have come a long way from those shores to being on the feet of men like JFK and James Dean.
What am I wearing and am I a fisherman?
No to the fisherman part. Last time I went fishing I got my fishing line caught in a tree. I may be the exception to the Chinese proverb "teach a man to fish".
I'm wearing a pair of beautiful DERRIK sport driving loafers made of suede and created by Donald J. Pliner. We partnered together so you can up your shoe game this Spring/Summer with a shoe that men don't wear enough.
So, let's talk style
What do you wear them with? I was hoping you'd ask that. Loafers work best with a business-casual or less formal suiting look. A general rule-of-thumb is that if you're wearing a blazer and ditching the tie, a pair of loafers can complete your look beautifully.
Fit + Comfort
Almost as important as the style of the shoe is the fit and comfort. The first time I put these on I noticed how light they felt on my feet. Loafers are supposed to be light, but as you know, not every shoe is made equal.
The insole (the part that touches the bottom of your foot) is nice and soft, which is important if you're not wearing socks.
Lastly, I love that these are made in Italy, and I think the Italians know a little thing about making quality shoes.
So, what do you think? Comment below if you think you'll be loafing around this Spring/Summer.