3 posts tagged loafers
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First created by Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger (try to say that fives times fast) in Norway around 1930, the loafer was inspired by the Iroquois moccasins that Tveranger had seen while studying in the US. The comfy and casual-yet-dressy design caught on with visiting Americans and soon spread to east coast prep schools. In 1966, Gucci took the design a step further, embellishing their loafers with metal straps that resembled a horse’s bit.
Today, loafers come in a plethora of styles, from classic moccasin-inspired to embroidered, studded, and even bedazzled. Simply walk into any store, and you are likely to find these popular pieces of footwear. We think that these Stubbs & Wootton for J Crew loafers are pretty spectacular.
Wear these to add interest to a flirty dress or with cords and a blazer for a preppy look. How would you wear these classic slip-ons?
Street Style: Louise Dutoit juxtaposes denim cut-offs with a great pair of Acne loafers.
Via I’m Koo
Trend Watch: Loafers
Whether they are pastel, animal print, studded, embroidered, tasselled, embellished, or just for holding your spare change, these great shoe staples will take you from summer to fall with ease.
1. J Crew 2. By Paige 3. Christian Louboutin 4. Cobra Society 5. Stubbs and Wootton 6. Christian Louboutin 7. Giambattista Valli