Loafers add class to the usual men’s coordination. Introducing the most notable snaps & recommended items for your reference.


Loafers add class to the usual men's coordination. Introducing the most notable snaps & recommended items for your reference.

LOAFER” (loafer), which has both the elegance of dress shoes and the comfort of slip-on shoes, is a highly versatile leather shoe that can be worn in minimalist styles from dress styles to beautiful casual outfits. In this issue, we focus on the ” loafer ” and introduce its charm, tips on how to dress it up, and recommended items!

LOAFER is an excellent product that combines the elegance of dress shoes with the ease of wearing slip-ons!

Loafers are characterized by their leather-like feel that gives your feet an elegant impression, and the relaxed feel of being easy to put on and take off without the need for laces. They have a wide range of styles that fit not only dress styles but also beautiful casual coordinates, and they continue to be supported by many fashionable people.

What is the origin of the loafer?

The original loafer was a farm shoe called the “Aurland moccasin” developed by Norwegian shoemaker Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger in the 1920s, and was developed by American shoe manufacturer “GH Bass” who was inspired by this moccasin. The first penny loafer is considered to be the “Weejuns” (an adaptation of the Norwegian), which was developed by the American shoe manufacturer GH Bass, who was inspired by the moccasin.

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Loafer Wearing Point (1) “The promise is to keep your feet clean with ankle-length bottoms.

We caught a stylish person wearing loafers on his feet, who would have chosen sneakers a few years ago. The key to a successful look is to match ankle-length bottoms and keep the feet clean. This matches the sophisticated atmosphere of the leather shoes and completes an elegant casual coordinate. If you feel the pants are too long, roll them up moderately to adjust the length.

Loafer Wearing Point (2) “Suede-type loafers go well with barefoot wear!

Speaking of wearing leather shoes in summer, wearing bare feet is the iron plate. It is said that suede loafers go well with such barefoot style. In Japan, suede has a strong image of autumn and winter, but loafers can be worn in any season, and there is no problem to incorporate them into summer coordinates. As shown in the snapshot below, the combination with a linen-blend suit is natural and brings about a sophisticated look.

Loafer Wearing Point 3: “For trendy footwear, the thick-soled loafer is a strong choice that makes a big impact.

If you want to create a trendy loafer look, the thick-soled type is a strong choice. Thick-soled loafers from popular brands such as Prada and Dr. Martens are easy to balance with trendy oversized tops. Of course, they are also convenient for enhancing your height and style.

Dressing Point 4: “Bit loafers give a rich look to a T-shirt and slacks outfit.

Bit loafers with metal hardware decorations on the saddle part can give a rich impression to the feet of the coordinated outfit. In the snapshot below, exotic leather bit loafers are chosen as the footwear for a simple plain T-shirt and slacks combination. In the snap below, exotic leather bit loafers are chosen as the footwear for a simple plain T-shirt and slacks combination, creating a glamorous coordinate while maintaining a sophisticated mood.

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Point 5: “Tassel loafers give an elegant look to the feet in a suit style.

If you want to create elegant suit-style footwear, choose tassel loafers with tassel decorations on the upper. The tassel loafer, which is highly decorative among loafers characterized by its minimalist form, can easily blend in with a tied-up suit style, making it the perfect choice for differentiating yourself from the crowd.

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Dressing Point 6: “Barefoot and no-cushion pant lengths create a cool and sophisticated atmosphere in a casual summer men’s coordinate.

Loafers are worn barefoot in a casual summer men’s coordinate. By setting the length of the pants to ankle-length, you can update the look with a cooler look while controlling heat and steaminess by accentuating the leg length.

Dressing Point (7): “Elevate a single top summer coordinate with black loafers and black slacks.

Black loafers and black slacks are the perfect combination to elevate a single summer top coordinate of T-shirts, shirts, polo shirts, etc. The black loafers and black slacks are a chic pairing. The chic black leather shoes and slacks enhance the dressy mood of the outfit, making a simple but sophisticated top coordinate, such as a T-shirt, shirt, or polo shirt.

See the latest loafer outfits at a glance! Find the ideal men’s look!

There are many more snaps of cool guys wearing loafers. Check them out and use them as a reference for your own outfits.

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The loafer outfits we picked up this time and other snaps are now available on the OTOKOMAE Snap Page. By using the hashtag function, you can check all the snaps focusing on a single item at once. If you register as a member, you can save your favorite snaps and articles.

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OTOKOMAE editorial department recommends loafers!

Lastly, the OTOKOMAE editorial department introduces the “loafers” that we recommend to our readers, based on information obtained from interviews at exhibitions of hot brands and leading select stores, as well as from fixed-point observations in major fashion cities!

Recommended loafer (1) “G.H.Bass LOGAN

In the 1960s, it was popular among students to put a one-cent coin in the saddle part of the loafer, hence the nickname “penny loafer. Known as Michael Jackson’s favorite shoe, it boasts immense popularity as a royal item that can be worn with a wide range of outfits, from traditional to casual.

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Recommended loafer ② “GUCCI 1953 HORSEBIT LOAFERS

Gucci’s horsebit loafers, introduced to the world in 1953, are a luxurious gem featuring a gold horsebit with a harness motif. They continue to have a strong influence as an essential shoe for preppy style.

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Recommended loafers (3) “PRADA Monolith brushed leather loafers

The “Monolith brushed leather loafers” are thick-soled loafers that highlight the concept of duality that is the essence of Prada’s aesthetic. It is the most right-wing of mode thick-soled loafers, featuring a modern maxi sole with an impactful monolithic design and the iconic enamel metal triangle logo.

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Recommended Loafer 4: “PARABOOT REIMS

The “REIMS” is a loafer model of the classic Tyrolean “MICHAEL” shoes that debuted in 1986. It is one of the standard loafer models with a sole that protrudes from the heel, creating a rugged atmosphere.

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Recommended loafer (5) “Dr. Martens ADRIAN

The “ADRIAN” is a classic tassel loafer with a long history that was first manufactured in the 1980s at a factory in Cobbs Lane, England. This classic loafer has a strong presence with double tassels, and the sole uses Dr. Martens’ unique Airway Bounce sole.

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