The Best Loafers Can Be Worn Anywhere

Best men's loafers in 2020

The Best Loafers Can Be Worn Anywhere

Lean into the grown-up shoe that keeps its cool

Leather flat-strap Weejuns by G.H. Bass & Co.

Whether you’re padding around the house in a pair of Birkenstocks or running the dog out in your go-to slides, if feels like we haven't had to wear real shoes in a while. Maybe too long. Fall is a time to hunker down and get busy. It's a time to take things seriously and for us, that means serious footwear. Well, maybe not that serious. But something more substantial than the cushy sneakers we've been wearing more and more lately. A few months ago, Highsnobiety asked: “Is everyone finally getting tired of sneakers?” Experts agree that while sneakers aren't going anywhere, it's time to slow down the constant churn of hype and embrace the underrated appeal and lasting quality of classic silhouettes like the penny loafer.

Of course, you can still have some fun with it. Perhaps one cut from navy suede? Or a sleek style with tassels? They're gown-up shoes that still know how to relax and have some fun. Wear them with shorts during the last few weeks of warmth and then pull on a pair of washed jeans and a chore jacket. Our maybe a relaxed tee tucked into some cropped work pants or chinos. Basically, wear them as often as you like because they work with just about everything.

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Best Men’s Loafers
in 2020

Gucci Classic Horsebit Loafer

Classic horsebit loafer,
$690 by Gucci

Sebago Clark Suede Loafer

Clark suede loafer,
$170 by Sebago

G.H. Bass & Co. Larson Colorblock Weejuns

Larson colorblock Weejuns,
$110 by G.H. Bass & Co.

Trask Lofland Tassel Loafer

Lofland tassel loafer,
$245 by Trask

Sid Mashburn Italian Tassel Loafer

Italian tassel loafer,
$495 / $396 by Sid Mashburn

Rancourt & Co. Scotch Grain Beef Roll Loafer

Scotch grain beef roll loafer,
$330 by Rancourt & Co.

G.H. Bass & Co. Logan Flat-Strap Weejuns

Logan flat-strap Weejuns,
$110 by G.H. Bass & Co.

Paraboot Reims Rugged Loafer

Reims rugged loafer,
$500 by Paraboot

Rhodes Miles Suede Loafer

Miles suede loafer,
$155 by Rhodes

Allen Edmonds Randolph Penny Loafer

Randolph penny loafer,
$395 by Allen Edmonds

Styling Tip

While going sockless in loafers remains a timeless look, more and more these days stylish guys are pulling on socks of all shades with their loafers. Crisp white, bold colors and tie-dye styles all look sharp slipped into a loafer.

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