Style Guide

Five Cool Suede Loafers to Wear This Spring

A change of weather calls for a change in footwear.
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Now that temperatures are getting warmer and the weather less wet, suede should be on your mind. (And on your feet.) Step into spring in one of these five suede loafers:

Gravati Suede Penny Loafer

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Light colors become more appropriate with warmer weather, and they come as a nice change after one has worn dark dress shoes for so many months. This shade of gray is bright but muted, enhancing the look of the suede and making it appear even softer. The family-owned Italian brand Gravati has been around for over 100 years, and it has mastered the arts of fit and construction. ($625, neimanmarcus.com)

 

Tod's Gommino Driving Shoe 

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Tod's driver shoes sport a timeless design and are available in wide range of colors and leathers, but we strongly urge you to pick this color because it is neutral and can be worn with many different outfits. And the rubber pebble outsole makes it a comfortable shoe for trekking through the urban jungle. ($475, tods.com)

 

Ermenegildo Zegna Suede Penny Loafer 

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Penny loafers with a heel are often best paired with a suit or slacks and a blazer, but these Ermenegildo Zegna brown suede loafers look excellent dressed down, as with a pair of tailored jeans and a polo. ($695, barneys.com)

 

Jack Erwin Ernie Driving Loafer

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These suede Jack Erwin loafers are handcrafted in Spain, so the quality is top notch, even though the price is low. ($95, jackerwin.com)

 

O'Keeffe Samuel Suede Penny Loafers 

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Navy penny loafers are an essential for any wardrobe. If you're a newbie to suede loafers, these lightweight and elegant crafted shoes by O'Keeffe make an excellent first. ($510, mrporter.com

Moti Ankari is the associate market editor for Bloomberg. Follow him on Twitter @motiankari and Instagram @themetroman, or contact him at mankari@bloomberg.net.

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