A Study In Classics: Tod’s Leather Loafers

Tod's Leather Loafers Are A Classic
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* Embroidered logo at tongue, front leather strap design
* Smooth leather lining and flexible rubber sole
* Made in Italy

There’s a saying that goes something like, “if you buy the best you only cry once” — a sentiment that can most certainly be applied to Tod’s leather loafers. The patent slip-on seen here is a souped-up cousin to Tod’s iconic Gommino driving shoe, and its design just as evergreen.

With a solid rubber outsole, it lends to more substantial wear than the Gommino, though you’ll find the same trademark grippy nubs on the bottom that have become synonymous with the Tod’s name.

tod's leather loafers

Slick black patent leather makes this an instant wardrobe power player, along with its versatile degree of formality. Wear these to work, with jeans, or even a rumpled chino; shoes of this quality caliber level up all your clothes.

As with most things that don’t go out of style, they’re usually not highly adorned, as is the case here. Just smooth, ultra-buffed leather, time-honored penny loafer styling and a simple and discreet Tod’s logo.

When there are no gimmicks and outré design concepts to hide behind, craftsmanship and materials all the more important, and this is exactly where Tod’s excels. Each shoe takes tens of hours to make, hand cut and stitched by expert Italian craftsmen — a difference that’s instantly recognizable once you get a pair on your feet.

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