Can you wear penny loafers with anything? Shorts and tee? No problem. Jeans or chinos? Bring it. Formal or casual? Yes, you can! Whether you're in the boardroom or at the beach, having dinner or doing brunch, socks or no socks, and just about everything in-between, the penny loafer is quite possibly the most versatile shoe you will ever slip-on.
They are the perfect travel shoe
The penny loafer makes traveling easy. They are easy to slip on and off during security checks, and on the plane when nature calls. A welted pair can be comfortably worn for long periods of time, whether you're darting from meeting to meeting or exploring a city park. They go with almost any item you pack with you. You have everything you need footwear-wise for a weekend away or short business trip. They are also a superb companion for those longer getaways.
They will lift any casual outfit you own
Penny loafers have this ability to turn bland ensembles into some interesting. They are one of the few clothing items that can create a sophisticated look from a very casual outfit. When people start complimenting you on your recent wardrobe makeover, you can thank your penny's.
The most convenient shoe on your shoe rack
If you own R.M. Williams boots you will know what we're talking about here: faced with the choice between your RMs and the pairs of lace-up shoes, you will generally reach for your RMs, especially If speed and convenience are a factor. That's why owners of penny loafers get so much mileage out of them. No laces; they're just so convenient.
You're basically walking in the shoes of giants
They say you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes and penny loafers are proof that good shoes can take you to good places. Penny loafers were enjoyed by nearly every style icon in the 20th century, from John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley to Cary Grant, James Dean, Miles Davis, and Michael Jackson. A man in penny loafers shows respect for better things and a nod to good taste.
If the Penny Loafer interests you, do check out our Bourke Penny Loafer in dark brown or black french calf, featuring Goodyear welted construction and closed channel leather sole. $350. Shipped. Free Exchanges.