[tps_header]Getting a grip on all the “essentials” in menswear can give you a headache. Headaches aside, one piece of footwear that I swear by is the brown suede tassel loafer. The loafers featured here are the Venza Brown Suede Tassel Slippers by Beckett Simonon (available online here).
I wear loafers year-round and a pair of brown suede tassel loafers are always in my rotation because of their workwear to streetwear versatility. Don’t let the term “streetwear” automatically conjure up images of guys lined up outside of a sneaker store, waiting for the launch of some retro Jordans. Streetwear to me pertains to the clothes you wear when you’re not suited up and tip-toe the line of casual and dress. [/tps_header]
[tps_title]| Look 1 | Keeping It Casual[/tps_title]
There’s something about pairing dark brown suede loafers with a pair of light washed jeans that says “Yeah, I wearing loafers with f*cking dad jeans” and I don’t care. That being said, there’s a slight science to executing a casual look with loafers without falling into the #normcore.
- Tassel loafers can give off a formal feel even when pair with casual jeans. Adding a cotton blazer bring in enough of a formal element, but, complements the rest of the casual pieces with its worn look.
- A dark brown loafer is muted and doesn’t bring attention to itself (which is a good thing). This under-the-radar shoe will be used as the refined grounding element of your look.
- During the summer month, rock some no-show socks or ditch them all together. Also, anyone giving you grief for not rocking socks can go to hell.
- A tapered jean is the most flattering with any loafer. If the leg opening of you jeans hit the vamp of your shoe, they’re TOO DAMN WIDE!!! Find a tailor to have your jeans/pants tapered from the knee down. For reference, I have most of my pants tapered to a 15 inch opening.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM