Brown Mock Croc Loafer
Yes, brown mock croc loafers for the stylish and the smart. The hue on the leather is delightful and there is a panel of quality faux crocodile to the front of the shoe. Across the vamp is a brass horse bit detail reminiscent of the classic Gucci loafer. Did you know that Gucci originally made saddles! Learn something new everyday! In fact another tit bit of info is not only did they add the horse bit to echo their history, they went for a black loafer (as opposed to brown) which formalised the look a little more and made it acceptable to wear in the workplace. We go further and add the brown mock croc panel to this loafer and feel we have the right balance between ornate and style. Why can’t men have an extra touch in their footwear. It elevates these brown mock croc loafers to a design classic and we feel you can wear them in many ways too. As the loafer is considered casual, there is no reason why you cannot wear these with shorts, chinos and a pullover. However, how delicious would they look with a blue three piece suit, cut sharply and fitting like a glove. No socks but if you go down that route…powder your shoes and use a shoe tree!
Some say the Wildsmiths of Britain created the loafer. The idea was a country shoe for the monarch and a simple version of the loafer was created, much like a moccasin style. Others say the Norwegian who went to the US and saw the Iroquois tribe wearing a moccasin construction is credited with it. The Aurland Loafer as it became known because of where he came from was also based on local fishermen and what they wore. Popularised by the US, via Europe, Esquire magazine took a liking to them and the rest, as they say, is history.