The loafer is nowadays one of the most versatile shoe models; over the past decade, it has evolved from a primarily casual option to an increasingly more formal shoe model that is worn today not only with khakis or jeans, but also with flannel trousers and even suits. Alexander Kraft has been an early fan of the loafer, and for more than 25 years has worn these shoes in either caramel suede or a rich dark brown calf with his trademark navy or grey suits, in the Italian tradition that has been adopted across the globe, especially in France and in the US.
The classic penny loafer, with its origins in US “preppy” culture of the 1950s/60s has been given the full AK MC treatment: the slot on the saddle (where legend tells us was once used to hold a spare coin) has been narrowed to create a sleek effect which complements the elongated, elegant shape making them more suitable for wear with tailoring and other dressed-up occasions yet still the perfect weekend shoe for jeans or even shorts
They are hand-welted by an artisan cobbler in Portugal utilising the Goodyear process, for optimum quality and longevity. The rich caramel suede is sourced from the finest calf leather and has a distinct nap.
However, the most extraordinary aspect of these high-end shoes may be their price which represents incredible value for money.
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