Some interesting Facebook discussion on summer non-sandal shoes went on yesterday, and most responses were towards the driving loafer. I happen to agree. I’m not anti-boat shoe, but I really like the look of a driving loafer in the warmer months. Sans socks (of course), these can be dressed way up with khakis of just about any shade, shorts (of any shade as well), and a swimsuit. The more you wear them, the better they fit. Go ahead and pull the trigger on some now…they’ll be just right by the 4th.
From top left:
1. Sandro Moscoloni Nassau: Extremely soft leather and the silver horse bit give these a bit of a high-brow look.
2. Five Mile Croc Mocks: Tough as nails – these are perfect for pre- and post- golf shoes.
3. Minnetonka Double Bottom Softsole Moccasins: A great option for the cost-conscious crew.
4. Gucci Crocodile Horsebit Driver: About as good as it gets.
5. Cole Haan Howland Loafers: The traditional brown pennies in some very well-wearing leather.
6. Cole Haan Gunnison Loafers: The tie and the lower vamp give these a really nice casual look.
7. Tod’s Antique Leather Tie Driver: The ‘sports car’-esque of driving loafers. You’ll look like you just got back from Europe.
8. Cole Haan Air Grant Loafers: For the suede lovers and rule breakers out there.