Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Loafer

Certain pieces are dubbed as classics for specific reasons, and loafers are no different. They've withstood the test of time. The versatility they offer is certainly unmatched. It's a great alternative when you've grown tired of your oxfords. Don't be afraid to throw a pair on to add a hint of variety to your footwear selection.

The ones I have on are a pair of loafers from Ralph Lauren. There are a ton of brands out there that make loafers. Brands such as Bass and Florsheim are notable companies who make quality shoes. The retail price on them aren't steep to begin with, but if you're hesitant on paying full price for a pair, you can always visit your local Nordstrom Rack and I can almost guarantee a few of them laying around. You can also visit your local thrift stores and score on a pair, but you might have to clean them up a bit for them to be wearable. 

It's very tough to stay away from the combination of brown leather shoes with dark denim. In this set of photos, I paired the loafers with my selvage jeans from the GAP. There is just something about the stripes on my varsity cardigan that totally completes the look. It's a perfect combination of brown leather shoes, dark denim, and a varsity cardigan that just seems appropriate for class.

Outfit Details:

  • Shirt by American Apparel
  • Varsity Cardigan by BDG
  • Selvage Jeans by GAP
  • Loafers by Ralph Lauren
  • Shoulder Bag by GAP

Photo Credits: Ken "K.Sole" Soleta

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