Dress Loafers < $100 – Rockport Terracewood | Aldo Mitchen | Florsheim Oakdale
Now that you’ve got a summer suit, it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve got the right footwear. Sure you could wear a classic pair of laceups, but if you want to try and hit that subtle American Italiano look, loose the socks and the laces and put a pair of dress loafers on your feet.
They’re cool, they’re comfortable, and as long as you avoid the clunky more casual versions, you’ll look a touch more appropriate for the season in that cotton or linen suit you just picked up. Here’s the best out there under $100:.
Rockport Terracewood Strap Loafer – SALE $92.00 (Reg $125.00)
Not too skinny, not too thick. Right down the middle with a perfect strap detail across the top that has neither a tassel or penny slot. Also available in wide sizes for you big footed fellas.
Too bad only the black pair is on sale. This is how you do a modern loafer without going over the top. Bike toe stitching, low to the ground, perfect point.
Florsheim Oakdale Loafer – $99.95
For you traditionalists. Less of a modern look, but still low and sleek. Plenty of texture on top with none of the goofy tassels. Available in Cognac, light Tan, Black, and White. Steer Clear from the white.
One final note… This really goes for all times of the year, all conditions, and whether you’re wearing socks or not, but heed this advice especially on hot days when you’re going sockless: Use foot powder. All you need is two dashes of powder in each shoe. You don’t want to look like you’re trying to smuggle a kilo of blow in between your toes. After the two dashes, gently (GENTLY) knock the shoes against each other a few times to distribute the powder evenly… then insert your feet. It does wonders.