The 15 Best Men’s Loafers for Casual & Comfortable Style

Updated Jan 04, 2023
Photo: Astorflex Patnoflex | Huckberry

A solid pair of loafers can serve as the average outfit’s determining factor, pulling together any ensemble to immediately make you look more polished. And while you might be able to say that about a handful of other shoe styles, few other silhouettes will work equally well at a formal get-together and a pool party. Whether it’s a casual dinner or a day at the beach, loafers are perfect for any warm-weather occasion. And that’s why we’ve put together this guide to the best men’s loafers on the market.

Before selecting your pair, keep in mind that there are a variety of different kinds of this timeless style from which to choose. But whether you decide to roll with an old-school penny loafer, a fashion-forward tasseled option, or something that ventures into espadrilles/huaraches territory, there is luckily no shortage of fashionable choices in the world of footwear. So get your summer shoe closet in order with our 15 favorite loafers to buy below.

Dr. Martens Adrian Smooth Leather Tassle Loafer

As one of the world’s most beloved footwear brands, Dr. Martens is adept at crafting something to suit everyone, and the Adrian Smooth Leather Tassle Loafer is yet another example. The Goodyear-welted shoe is made from the brand’s signature brand of leather, then polished for a smooth, shining finish. And since these are Goodyear-welted, they serve as solidly-built shoes with a good amount of longevity to keep them in your rotation for years to come.

Purchase: $140

Bass Larson Lug Weejuns Penny Loafers

The Larson Lug Weejuns Loafer is handcrafted in El Salvador and available in three colors that are perfect for any casual occasion. Its easy-going design makes it incredibly easy to slip right into on your way out the door. For comfort’s sake, the shoe is rounded out with a leather sock liner, timeless mod stitching, and a surprisingly lightweight, lugged cushioned outsole, making it as comfortable as it is stylish.

Purchase: $145

Astorflex Patnoflex

An eco-friendly option is always worth considering, and Astorflex’s sustainably-made leather loafer is made soft and supple using nothing but natural materials. The brand’s flagship Patnoflex comes to shape when European leather is aged in a mix of water, oak bark, and powdered mimosa then finished off with a durable, weather-resistant rubber sole for enhanced wearability. These handmade shoes take after the iconic silhouette that some of Hollywood’s finest used to wear, from James Dean to Elvis and everyone in between.

Purchase: $195

Tricker’s Churchill Velvet Slipper

While your average slipper is built for a night in, velvet slippers are better suited to a night out on the town — preferably to a black-tie event. Tricker’s knows this, which is why its fanciful Churchill Velvet Slipper is so incredibly handsome and comfortable thanks to its lush leather lining and voluptuous velvet upper. And if you do want to wear these around the house, we won’t blame you one bit — after all, who doesn’t like a bit of luxury at home?

Purchase: $222

Duke and Dexter Wilde Chestnut x White Penny Loafer

London-based shoemaker Duke & Dexter has become a staple in the loafer scene, which says a lot considering it set up shop less than a decade ago. Nonetheless, that is just a testament to the brand’s unsaturated craftsmanship, and this gorgeous option is indicative of that. The handmade Chestnut x White Penny Loafer plays with color to the perfect extent, blending a rich shade of brown and a milky white hue for a pair of shoes that can work with countless outfits.

Purchase: $274

Taft The Monaco

If you’re heading to a picnic or beach day, this is the choice for you, as its woven silhouette is all kinds of casual and screams “summer fun.” And while the subtle style does come available in a handful of other color options, the pictured design is a surefire way to stand out. This particular pair is woven by Spanish artisans from Italian leather and offered in a standard-fitting width, so you can rest assured that these will fit to size perfectly.

Purchase: $325

Blackstock & Weber The Clásico Tassel Loafer

Blackstone & Weber is one of the most popular new brands for dress shoes, and for good reason. The ever-so-stylish Clásico Tassel Loafer is handmade from full-grain leather sourced from Tanneries du Puy, a French cowhide supplier owned by one of the world’s most renowned fashion houses in Hermès. This Black-owned label is making major waves in the fashion world, and these loafers are just one reason why.

Purchase: $345

Yuketen Bit Loafer

Yuketen’s wide array of American-made shoes has a lot to offer, but its Bit Loafer debatably takes the cake. The shoe is crafted from full-grain, vegetable-tanned flesh-out leather from Tuscany, ensuring nothing short of sheer elegance with every step you take. It sits on a rubber-and-cork-chip outsole and is rounded out with a solid brass horse bit on the upper for that authentic touch. This pictured “Perla” color is a Huckberry exclusive, as well as an additional “Grizzly” option. Regardless of which pair you choose, either is bound to level up your summer style a considerable amount.

Purchase: $400

Todd Snyder x Rubinacci Marphy Loafer

This Todd Snyder joint effort is nothing to scoff at, which is typical of the New York label. Upon collaborating with Rubinacci, the two brands have churned out a reimagined take on the latter’s Marphy Loafer by coating it in handsome tobacco-colored velour. This handmade loafer boasts a suede leather outer and leather sole that gradually contours to your foot, practically resulting in a tailored fit. The lowkey shoe is subtle enough to serve as an easy addition to any outfit but can easily be dressed up if necessary.

Purchase: $475

Paul Stuart Black Ritz Loafer

This particular choice is one way to “put on the Ritz,” and we mean that literally. Paul Stuart’s adherence to tradition is exuded through its catalog of old Hollywood-inspired garments and accessories, and the Black Ritz Loafer serves as another example. It is crafted from polished calfskin, giving it an eye-catching sheen that is sure to stand out with roughly any outfit you wear, all the while staying subtle enough to wear on any occasion. Lastly, the shoes are smooth from top to bottom, as they sit on a stacked leather sole.

Purchase: $495

John Elliott Speedway Loafer

John Elliott is one of menswear’s most noteworthy designer labels at the moment, making it no surprise that one of its unique footwear silhouettes would appear here. The choice we selected from the SoCal-bred label boasts a unique type of performance sole that’s typically used for mountain climbing shoes. However, this Italian-made option uses the sturdy silhouette for a far more casual take on the traditional loafer. In other words, you’ll surely stay comfortable no matter how much you choose to walk around in the Speedway Loafer.

Purchase: $498

Common Projects Slip-On Leather Loafer

As one of the high-end fashion world’s most popular casual shoemakers, Common Projects‘ Slip-On Leather Loafer unsurprisingly fits the bill, too. The full-leather shoe is finished off with the brand’s signature serial number embellishment, just in case you need a reminder of how nice they really are.

Purchase: $511

Tod’s City Gommino Leather Penny Loafer

The century-old Italian shoemaker‘s luxurious City Gommino Leather Penny Loafer screams upscale from every angle. This leather driving shoe is crafted from ultra-smooth calf leather, then rounded out with leather linings before being finished off with embossed embellishments. When it comes to high-quality driving shoes, there are few better options to consider than this premium pair courtesy of Tod’s, so get ready to heel-toe in style.

Purchase: $525

Rancourt & Co. Pinch Penny Loafers Shell Cordovan

This gorgeous pair of penny loafers is as comfortable as it is chic, which is saying a whole lot. The Maine-made Pinch silhouette sits on a full-leather midsole and leather heel and is then rounded out with a full rubber tap for added durability. If you’re aiming for a refined look that still has a splash of color to offer, then Rancourt & Co. has you covered with a robust selection of fanciful choices to make.

Purchase: $685

Gucci 830 Jordaan Horsebit Loafer

This iconic pair sits head and shoulders above its competition. Like all Gucci products, the Jordaan Horsebit Loafer is composed of carefully selected materials. In this scenario, gorgeous Italian leather steals the show. This coveted pair of loafers first came about in 1953 and has been a mainstay in the luxury fashion house’s catalog ever since. Having been worn by countless celebrities and (presumably) their mothers, the Jordaan is as iconic as this silhouette can get.

Purchase: $920

The Best Men’s Summer Style Essentials

Loafers are a great type of shoe to wear in the summer, but you’re going to need to stock your warm-weather wardrobe with more than just footwear. To help you do just that, we’ve gathered together a wide variety of garments to wear when the mercury rises with our summer style essentials guide.