Prep In Your Step

By The Editors
October 10, 2013 9:00 am

What the well-dressed man in Los Angeles will be wearing this season. This is your Essential Fall Style Guide, Part Four: in which we recommend this season’s crop of bold, eye-catching loafers.

The loafer is to dress shoes what Los Angeles is to cities: the casual option.

It goes with jeans. It goes with slacks. It goes with shorts. It even goes with a suit. Especially if you’re a lawyer from Savannah.

And, blessing of blessings, you don’t even need socks.

This fall, pick from among these four:

Tommy Hilfiger + George Esquivel Capsule Collection

This is the high-end pick. A collab by Tommy Hilfiger and LA cobbler George Esquivel, these pennies are two-toned in burgundy and navy leather with a heeled wood sole. Limited supply, though, so step to it. Buy online.

Grenson – Marcel Suede Tassel

Tassels for pomp, suede for circumstance. If you do happen to find yourself in a lightweight suit or crisp slacks, these chocolatey beauts will round the look out nicely. Pro tip: throw cuffs on the pants. Loafers love a good cuff. Buy online.

Austen Heller – Victors

Going to SoHo House to read the paper on Sunday morning? Slip into Austen Heller’s calfskin loafers, seen here in navy suede with canary sole. The contrasting tones have you covered for flair, so go neutral up top. Handmade in Europe with a true moccasin stitch. Buy online.

G.H. Bass & Co.

Camo’s back. Again. Skip the fatigues and cop these Weejuns by G.H. Bass. Leather-sided with a canvas top. Recommended use case: sunset, patio and a sixer of Oktoberfest. Or duck hunting. On your NES. Buy online.

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