The popularity of the loafer continues to grow, partly due to businesses and work environments adopting a more relaxed and casual dress code.
Styled and evolved from the moccasin and its Norwegian origins in the 1930’s, the loafer is enjoying a a revival and now consists of many different styles.
The classic Penny loafer as the Bodileys London Collection Ebury can be worn casually smart with chinos as a relaxed work option, smart Sunday lunch or dinner with friends. However it works equally well with jeans and a polo shirt. As seen on the Ebury, the Penny Loafer has a strap of leather over the saddle of the shoe. It is believed that the centre slot was designed to insert a penny so mothers’ could ensure that their sons would have no excuse not to call home!
The tassel loafer in particular is enjoying much popularity at present. The Bodileys London Collection Brompton tassel loafer comes in two options, the versatile antique chestnut calf and dark brown suede which can be worn with tailored suits, chinos and denim.
The snaffle bit made famous by Gucci 60 years ago, gives off a sporty, laid back wealthy look. The Bodileys Italian Collection Baker shoe is made using the moccasin construction for us in Italy. Why Italy? Simply because they make the best mocassins!
Socks or no socks?
This is a question we get asked a great deal. Here at Bodileys we embrace both, the Italians carry off the ‘no sock’ look very well and create a cool and fashionable style particularly favoured by the younger generation. However, when the weather turns chilly and socks become a necessity – we love that too!
Chestnut Burnished Calf Brompton Loafer
£295.00 As low as: £245.97
Chocolate Suede Brompton Loafer£290.00 As low as: £241.80
Mocca Burnished Calf Ebury Loafer£295.00 As low as: £245.97