That said, lets concentrate on the main course today for the men.
Is it right to wear socks with loafers?
Firstly there are different types of Loafers- Tassel loafers, penny loafers and slipper loafers to mention a few. Loafers are designed as a slip-on shoes and many people will tell you that socks and these slip-on shoes just don’t go but this is hardly practical when its cold and snowing which means weather is a huge factor and also the type of outfit worn. So can you wear socks with loafers?
In simple terms, the answer is YES! But it’s very important to pick the right socks. With that said, the type of the slip-on shoe comes to mind. Suede tassels loafers don’t deal with the harsh weather conditions as well as leather, and are much harder to maintain. So depending on the weather, put away your suede loafers and get them out in the summer and go sockless when you do.
While it's almost like a norm not wearing socks with slip-on shoes, when wearing socks with loafers always make sure they are colorful or patterned ones that compliment your outfit (preferably matching them with an accessory like pocket square or scarfs). Socks with loafers are very stylish if you get it right.
No matter what you read, a loafer is never a truly formal shoe because of its casual build which is why there's always a debate of wearing socks with it or not but one thing is for sure, when wearing socks with it, make it stylish and worth it.
As beautiful as fashion is, the rules are made to be broken so consider it if the weather, your outfit and occasion allow.
As always, feel free to drop me an email if you have questions on this or any fashion related topic or drop your comments.