Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect comfortable shoes for work or for strolling through new cities during your summer holiday, then a pair of loafers is all you need.
As mentioned before, the masculine flats are extremely comfortable and they are also aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, a statement pair of loafers can compliment any outfit. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect item to invest in? The shoes that add an effortless vibe to our outfits can be found in a lot of styles. Without a doubt, two of the most common ones are: pointy/pointed toe and penny ones. I enjoy the pointy toe style a lot better, but the penny ones have a nice story behind their name.
“The penny loafers originated when a shoemaker named John Bass created a type of loafers called a “Weejun” that had a split strap across the top of the shoe. People added embellishments into the opening of this strap for decorative purposes, the most common being a penny. Adding a penny to loafers was such common practice that it eventually became the generic term for loafers. When penny loafers were first introduced in the 1930s, adding a penny also served a functional purpose in addition to decoration. At the time, before pay phones cost a quarter, pennies in shoes could be used for emergency calls home.”
That’s definitely a cute story! Back to the perks of the masculine shoes, they can also be the perfect balance to those way too feminine outfits. In fact, spicing things up can result into outstanding outfits. And who doesn’t love a rad outfit? They can be easily styled with almost anything. Today I mixed mine with a pair of cropped flared white jeans and a striped tshirt for a casual look. French knotted a scarf around my neck and threw on a wide brim straw hat and I was good to go. x
I’m wearing: H&M Straw hat (similar here)/ Christian Dior sunglasses (here)/ Vintage scarf / Zara tshirt (similar here)/ Mango jeans (similar here)/ Mango loafers (similar here)/ Hermès bag (similar here)
Photos by: Ionel Birsan