I love my new loafers! As a matter of fact, they are on my feet right now! I did need to size up. I wear a 9 1/2, but there was no way I could comfortably wear a 9 1/2 in this shoe. De Wulf was very accommodating, and I gave the size 10 a try. Perfection!
The iconic Loafer that we know today of which the manufacturing in the US began in the early 1930s was first created by Norwegian fishermen as boat shoes. European intellectuals started wearing them and were copied by shoemakers from America and England. Soon after, everyone was wearing them on college campuses in the US, from James Dean to J.F.K.
The leather of the loafer is light, comfortable, elegant, practical, easy on/off, perfect for spring, summer, and fall. It can be worn with or without socks and with casual to semi-formal outfits.