3 Key Principles On Wearing Brown Loafers For The Office

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Loafers are simple and fuss free.

Just slip them on once you’re done with your morning routine before work.

However, loafers are more casual in nature…

and may not be too appropriate for work.

Black loafers are easy to pull off in a formal professional setting.

But what about brown loafers?

These are the 3 principles you need to take note of if you’re interested in rocking a good looking stylish brown loafers,


  1. Materials Of Your Dress Loafers

Suede material is meant for more casual settings

Suede material is meant for more casual settings

Grain polished leather fits the tailored pants better

Grain polished leather fits the tailored pants better

This is the most important.

For a more professional setting, it has to be in grain polish leather.

Strictly NO suede. (see above)

Suede is great for jeans and shorts or a causal friday setting.

For a smarter look to pair with your tailored trousers and shirt,

it has to be in a grain smooth polished leather loafers.


 

2. Shape of Your Dress Loafers

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While not as important as the material,

the shape of your dress loafers can change the look from a smarter dressy look to a more casual one.

Typically, formless shape are more casual in nature.

Think of moccasins or boat shoes.

Noticed how moccasins look more casual as the shape is formless.

Noticed how moccasins look more casual as the shape is formless.

They lack the smart chiselled or round shape of a dress shoe to make the loafers look smart.

For a tailored look, you would want to invest in a pair of loafers with a smart shape.

Be it chiselled or round.

I would recommend chisel as this is quite a trendy and contemporary style.

And i dont see it going out of style any time soon.

Do ensure the shape is not too “square-ish” or “box-y”

Chisel UNO penny loafers

Chisel UNO penny loafers

3. Color and Style of Your Dress Loafers

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As with any dress shoes, the color and style will always play a part.

In general, the darker the color, the more formal the dress shoes are.

This is why black loafers are a safe option.

Similarly, dark brown loafers are a similar safe choice.

You might want to stray away from a lighter tan or red color if you’re going for a smart and professional look.

Medium brown loafers are quite a versatile option for most tailored trousers.

From navy blue, dark charcoal grey to light grey pants.

In terms of style, my recommendation is always the Penny loafers.

A clean and classic smart loafer style.

The tassel or brogue loafers are good for a more casual setting.

UNO Mahogany loafers with khakis/chinos

UNO Mahogany loafers with khakis/chinos

UNO Umber loafers with Navy pants

UNO Umber loafers with Navy pants

UNO Cognac loafers with grey tailored pants

UNO Cognac loafers with grey tailored pants

Conclusion

In today’s office climate, brown loafers are a great addition to your wardrobe.

Furthermore, they can be worn for smart casual outings too.

Do note on these 3 principles

1. Material

2. Shape

3. Color and style.

In general, a darker brown penny loafers are a safe and versatile choice.

Also, do wear them with socks for the office.

 

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