Now, if I say the word loafer to you, you might instantly think of a shiny slip-on from brands like G.H. Bass or Quoddy. Something with a fringe or a horse bit. You probably wouldn’t picture something like these Uma Loafers from Unmarked – but that’s what Unmarked does – it takes classics and interprets them in their own unique way.
Instead of a traditional lustrous leather upper or blingy horse bit, you have a wonderfully rustic-yet elegant roughout leather throughout with an ornate hand toe-bug stitched by an expert artisan, alongside a calf lining and veg-tan leather insole. No thin outsoles, here, rather a re-soleable Goodyear welt construction, leather outsole, and rubber heel for added traction. Hand-made in Mexico, this chosen method of construction will age beautifully and won’t require a long break-in period.
Seeing as roughout leather is one of the most wearable mateirals, we can’t really see you going wrong dressing these up or down. Wedding? Slip them on with a soft-tailored suit. Weekend chillouts? Pair them with some raw or washed denim and an oxford shirt and you’re good to go.
Available from Unmarked priced at $300