There is no better casual shoe than a loafer when you want to class your casual outfit up. If you are like that and want to look your best every day without putting too much stress on your wardrobe, you must invest in a pair of classy loafer shoes. Loafer formal shoes are super versatile and will look good on almost all occasions. You can wear these shoes with jeans, chinos or even formal pants. 

So, with these versatile loafer shoes, the question stands - how do you select the right one? There are multiple things to look at when you’re buying a leather shoe. From the tanning process to the leather grain, leather is one material that needs utmost care for it to turn out great. Here are some of the things you can keep in mind while you are looking to buy loafer formal shoes:

Leather grain - 

Leather grain in loafer shoes can help determine the price of the shoe. Full-grain leather comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain, while top grain leather has the outermost layer of the hide removed. Thus, full-grain leather is the highest quality grade that you can buy. It is also difficult to work with and thus more exclusive and premium. This makes this leather more premium and expensive to use in loafer formal shoes than normal grain leather.

Tanning process - 

There are three major tanning processes used in the manufacturing of leather. These are:

Chrome Tanning

About 75% of leather made today is chrome tanned.

Vegetable Tanning

Vegetable tanning is the oldest tanning method, it uses extracts from wood, and nuts of trees and shrubs with responsible suppliers ensuring these are from a sustainable source.

Chrome-free Tanning 

All other tanning methods are known by different labels but are usually grouped and referred to as ‘Chrome-Free’. Chrome-free leathers are usually made for a specialized performance requirement or often specified for automotive use.

Here are the best loafer shoes available at One8 select: 

Black Debonair Slip-On

These loafer shoes are the best of the breed. With a distinctive design and a slight heel, these shoes will look great on you no matter the occasion. You can wear these loafer formal shoes at the office or to the club without any qualms!

Brown Debonair Slip-On

Brown is a colour made for leather loafer shoes. Brown loafer formal shoes go with basically anything as brown is a more versatile colour than black. These plain designed shoes can be worn to a meeting for an everlasting impression.

Brown Debonair Slip-On

These genuine leather loafer formal shoes are a great choice for ideal clubwear. Pair these loafer shoes up with chinos and a sleek shirt, and you’re ready to roll!