Carmina Penny Loafers in Burgundy Cordovan Leather
Few shoes will get more wear time than the penny loafer - a classic style that exudes a vintage aesthetic and will no doubt get better with age. As such, one should invest in a pair fashioned from high-quality leather that will stand up to heavy use such as these burgundy cordovan loafers by Carmina. The Majorca-based brand has incorporated a strong Goodyear welt construction, a bark-tanned leather sole and a calfskin lining to create an elegant, rounded-toe loafer suitable for either light-toned tailoring or rolled-up trousers. £610.00,www.therake.com.
Just because they are lacking laces does not mean slip-on shoes can’t be incredibly smart. Take these tweed evening slippers by Saville Row tailor Huntsman. Crafted from a black and grey check tweed with flecks of white woven through to reflect the hues of the New York City skyline, they are eccentric yet sophisticated and will pair well with a dinner jacket. What’s more, the slippers are lined with the brand’s signature burgundy silk, adding extra comfort for those long evening events spent on your feet. £350.00,www.therake.com.
Ermenegildo Zegna Vito Loafers in Green Calf Leather
Ermenegildo Zegna enjoys a reputation as a champion of modernity by taking classic menswear items and injecting them with contemporary design details using high-tech, luxurious fabrics. Take these military green calf leather loafers for example. With a light rubber sole and a penny tab across the vamp, they are a unique and innovative combination of both sneaker and slip-on. Pair with black jeans and a denim shirt for a relaxed look, perfect for a weekend jaunt away from the city and the suit. £400.00, www.zegna.co.uk.