Naturally, with the introduction of a new style, many years of evolution and development was to follow. Loafers or Casuals are well and truly a core classic in any range and today, Loafers are not just shoes for the weekend. Here are the top five Loafers available from Crockett & Jones.
We start our top 5 with Sydney, a penny loafer style made on Last 341, known for being an excellent versatile last for both formal business and smart casual wear. With a slightly longer toe shape Sydney is not your classic Penny, yet still holding onto its roots with a round toe shape and hand pulled up apron, its sharp cutout strap creates a modern adaptation to a classic style.
Available in the finest Calf and Suede in both E and G fittings, with options of a traditional leather sole and our ever popular ‘City’ sole, Sydney sits strongly in our Main Collection as a firm favourite Penny Loafer.
A style that has firmly established itself as one of the finest tassel loafers available today and one of our most prominently featured styles on #madetobeworn by our loyal customers throughout social media, Cavendish has now become a household name. Made on Last 325, which has now been in production for over 20 years, Cavendish sports a medium round toe with an increased toe depth. A Loafer style proven to be versatile for all seasons.
Available in Calf, Suede, Grain and Cordovan with both E and G fittings and a leather sole, or our ‘City’ sole for the Dark Brown Pebble Grain colour way.
An unlined version of the classic Penny Loafer ‘Boston’, Harvard is currently available in Horween’s genuine Dark Brown Shell Cordovan. One of the finest and most durable materials available in our collection to date, a well-cared for Cordovan shoe will last for a VERY long time – Cordovan shoe care and advice available here. Harvard has now developed further with the creation of Harvard 2, updating a highly regarded style onto Last 376, a development that has seen us improve upon the heel clipping to produce a closer fitting version of Last 314.
From our Main Collection, Boston is a well-established Penny Loafer developed on Last 314 and has become a staple loafer for many a Crockett & Jones customer. Often commented on as “comfortable from the word go”, Last 314 has generous fitting qualities with a ‘high walled’ round toe, the perfect last for a Penny Loafer.
Available in Cavalry Calf, Country Grain and Suede with options of both leather and rubber ‘City’ soles.
We complete our Top 5 Men’s Loafers, with Crawford from the Hand Grade Collection. A Loafer made from the finest Antique Calf with Hand Grade ‘bark tanned’, hand-stained leather soles featuring closed-channelled stitching and a gentleman’s corner to reduce suit trouser snagging. Made on Last 363, widely regarded as one of Crockett & Jones’s best fitting lasts, Crawford offers a soft round toe with asymmetric fitting qualities and a slimmer back part reducing heel slippage. Thus, providing all the foundations to an excellent fitting Hand Grade Loafer.