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What are the Best Loafers for Men in 2022? Casual & Formal Picks

October 13, 2022

If you're on the hunt for the best loafers for men in 2022, your search ends here. In this blog post, we'll unveil the best men's loafers currently on the market to help take your style and confidence up a notch.

We'll address all your questions - such as:

  • Who makes the best men's loafers?
  • What should you look for in a pair of loafers?
  • How can you style them to perfection?

Quality loafers aren't cheap, so you want to make sure you're getting your money's worth. By the end of this short review, you'll feel confident in where you should start your search for the best loafers for men - no matter your tastes. As you can see, we've got a lot to cover - so let's get right into what you should look for when shopping for the best men's loafers.

What to Look for When Shopping for the Best Loafers for Men

It'd be much easier for us to simply provide you with a list of loafers that we deem the best. But, we want to help you gain an in-depth understanding of what separates them from the rest. This way, you know for sure that you're getting the quality you deserve. And regardless of whether you're seeking the best casual loafers for men or the best dress loafers for men, there are a few things you should consider:

  • Quality Materials: Most loafers are made from either leather or velvet. There are even suede loafers. Regardless of material choice, it must be of the utmost quality to be considered among the best men’s loafers. Look into the materials used in the footbed and on the heel, too - not just the silhouette. 
  • Expert Craftsmanship: Quality materials are important. But, they need to be paired with expert craftsmanship to bring a remarkable, comfortable shoe to life. Look for a shoemaker that still crafts their loafers by hand with unparalleled attention to detail. Bonus points if they still use tried and true Italian shoemaking traditions!   
  • Comfortable Wear: What good is a stunning shoe if you dread putting it on your foot? Traditional loafers are notoriously uncomfortable. However, one brand is changing the narrative with loafers that are so comfortable you’ll never want to take them off. It can be tough to determine how comfortable a pair of loafers is when shopping online - so, for this, look to reviews. You can also enjoy peace of mind by shopping with a brand that offers hassle-free exchanges and returns.
  • Versatile Style: One of our favorite things about loafers is the classic Italian look they offer. However, to us, the best loafers for men have been modernized a bit while still retaining that traditional Italian style. This leads to unprecedented versatility in how you can style the shoes - wearing loafers with a tuxedo or wearing loafers casually
  • Customization: Want to be able to customize your loafers and create a shoe that is truly one-of-one? Certain brands offer simple personalization - and those that do not, well, they can’t be put on the same pedestal as the best, can they?
  • Now that you know a bit more about the factors you should consider along your quest for the best loafers for men, it’s time to get closer to unveiling our top picks for you. First - who makes the best men’s loafers right now?

    Who Makes the Best Men's Loafers?

    There are a lot of great brands out there that make loafers for men. However, one brand stands alone as the premier choice. And, that's Del Toro.

    We are a premium Italian footwear brand that still follows the time-honored traditions of Italian shoemaking. Our handmade Italian loafers for men are crafted by hand in Italy with incredible care. Our artisans are the best in the world at what they do. And by arming them with the best materials possible, the end result is a stunning work of art that will exceed your expectations. And you don’t just have to take our word for it - here’s what a few noteworthy publications had to say:

    “An eclectic edge that maintains the underpinnings of prep school nostalgia” - the New York Times

    “We’ve pretty much been obsessed with Del Toro for some time now” - Refinery29

    “Great for comfort and makes an ensemble look less stiff” - VOGUE

    We take great pride in the reputation our brand has earned as the #1 choice for men’s loafers. And, this wouldn’t be possible if our shoes didn’t fit incredibly comfortably too. They don’t just look amazing - they feel amazing. All our Italian handmade shoes are built to stand the test of time - and you’ll love them just as much on your hundredth wear as your first wear. 

    Our Italian loafers are as sophisticated as they are well made. And if you’re ready to see for yourself what makes these the best loafers for men right now, continue reading - we’ll unveil a few of our favorite pairs.

    What are the Best Loafers for Men at Del Toro?

    When we say we have the best casual loafers for men and the best dress loafers for men, we mean it. We’ve got it all - and we’re going to start by sharing our most classic choice with you: the Leather Milano Loafer.

    Note: we recommend sizing down half a size from your most common sneaker size for the most comfortable, accurate fit. Learn more about how Italian shoes fit in our related blog post.

    The Leather Milano Loafer

    If you came here hoping to discover the best leather loafer for men, look no further than the Milano.

    These leather loafers are a true work of art - perfect for the office, the boardroom, date night, and anywhere you find yourself in between. 

    They’re carefully crafted from Italian Napa Leather with a custom rubber sole that looks as good as it feels. This adds traction and durability to the shoe while providing all-day comfort. The cushioned leather footbed feels incredible on your feet - you won’t want to take these off at the end of the night! 

    You can choose a classic black or brown leather loafer.

    But, if you want something with a bit more personality and flair, our Velvet Milano Loafer is an exceptional choice. 

    The Velvet Milano Loafer

    Those who love our velvet slippers will absolutely love this loafer. We’ve given the classic Leather Milano Loafer a makeover with black Italian velvet and black patent leather piping. If you’re seeking the best dress loafer for men, this is a great choice. It has a bit more formality to it.

    Make no mistake, though, this beautiful shoe can be worn casually as well.

    The Velvet Milano Loafer features the same leather sole & lining and cushioned footbed to offer long-lasting comfort and durable wear. And, it even has a rubber-injected forefoot for comfort with a suede heel cup.

    However tempting it may be to leave this discussion right here, right now, and go buy the Velvet Milano Loafer, don't go just yet.

    Allow us to unveil the best loafer for men who want a luxurious, unique look…

    The Suede Milano Loafer

    This new addition to the Milano family has quickly taken the world by storm. the Suede Milano Loafer features the same one-of-a-kind silhouette that our community has come to know and love about our traditional Italian loafers. But, we’ve designed them with luxurious Italian suede and a custom rubber sole that fits incredibly comfortably.

    Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming event and want something you can steal the show with, or you just want a stunning shoe for everyday wear - this is it.

    And, there are so many colors to choose from: grigio, petrol, birch, brown, cognac, sage, adriatic, navy, rust, and sandstone.

    The only hard part is picking just one - but you certainly don’t have to limit yourself to a single pair.

    The Fed: Men’s Litquidity Suede Milano Loafer

    Finally, we have a unique collaboration to share with you: The Fed: Men’s Litquidity Suede Milano Loafer.

    This was inspired by the $100 bill with a light suede and a contrasting green X and rubber sole.

    Out of collaboration with our favorite finance personality (Litquidity), this work of art was born. As such, "The Fed" features a special Del Toro x Litquidity co-branded logo on the soles and in the inner lining.

    The best part?

    You can feel good about treating yourself to these stunning loafers. We donate 15% of the proceeds to Razom and their emergency response in Ukraine. 

    Final Thoughts on the Best Loafers for Men in 2022

    We hope this guide answered the questions you came here with and narrowed down your choices as you search for the best loafers for men in 2022. Over in our collection of premium Italian shoes for men, you’ll find the best casual loafers for men and the best dress loafers for men alike. 

    And, if you’re looking for more inspiration, our review of the best Italian men’s shoes covers other footwear we provide. Or, learn how to style loafers after you’ve pulled the trigger and secured your first pair of Del Toro shoes. 

    So, what are you waiting for? You’re just a few clicks away from getting the finest luxury loafers shipped to your door. Once you unbox them and have the opportunity to see and feel the quality and comfort our shoes provide, you’ll know you made the right choice.