2023 Spring Loafers Review
169: 50 of the best drivers, loafers, and moccasins
Well fellas - it’s almost that time of year. And no, I’m not talking about tax season, I’m talking about:
Veiny boys season.
If you don’t know what veiny boys season is, let me introduce you to a pillar of finance and business drip that will instantly ensure you’re equipped to dominate spring and summer of 2023.
“Veiny Boys” refers to wearing deal sleds or loafers with no socks. It’s a popular look I think the Italians invented (literally a wild guess) and one that I rock as soon as the weather permits. Many critics would say that men shouldn’t reveal their ankles or that it’s a nasty concept to raw dog sled or loafers but we strongly disagree.
Veiny boys brunt’s a sophistication that others can’t match. It says, yes I’m raw dogging my loafers hard with my bare man feet and I know that I’m creating a thick film of duck butter that will help shape the leather to the perfect shape and give. It says you can close deals regardless of location and at any time that presents itself.
You have the sophistication of the Dos Equis guy, seamlessly maneuvering through social situations with grace, skill, and charisma.
You might be golfing today, hopping on a yacht, a happy hour in Manhattan, or flying to Miami, who knows — but one things for sure, the loafers you’re wearing convey class and prowess effortlessly.
Given veiny boys season is fast approaching we wanted to ensure that we provided an overview of some of the best casual and Leisure based loafers for you guys.
In a day and age where most men are wearing Air Force ones, crocs, or Birkenstocks, it pays to upgrade to finer shoes in many realms of life.
You’ll look better, be taken more seriously, attract more women, feel better about yourself, and look the part in a day and age when most men don’t take the effort to so much as comb their hair when they leave the house.
This is guide is separate to our 2022 Complete Deal Sled Review. If you haven’t read through that we reccomend reading through that one first considering the pivotal role bit loafers play in any serious size lord’s wardrobe arsenal.
Today we will be covering mostly loafers that do not have the classic horsebit on them and ones that are a little bit more all purpose than the more formal bit loafers we know and love. We’d classify them as drivers, casual loafers, and moccasins — though there are a few more casual bit loafers in here that we didn’t fully review in our last deal sled guide.
This is a detailed and comprehensive list of the best casual loafers on the market from every price range, make, and design level. We made sure to include a varied price range given people’s preferences and willingness to splurge on shoes so there are many different ranges to pick from once you find one you like.
With this curated list and review set you’ll be quickly able to identify the very best shoes for Spring and Summer and ensure that you are kitted tf out for the warmer months.
You won’t look like a high school freshman wearing high top nikes with khakis and you won’t look like a corporate drone who hates his life and has given up, choosing to wear the latest version of hideous brown or black round toed dress shoes to happy hour.
Instead you will look like a cold war weapons dealer arriving by private jet to the horn of Africa to close a $50M deal , or a seasoned Managing Director at a top bank who’s drinking at 3 on a Friday off Park Avenue because he can and because his flight for Positano leaves in 2 hours.
We put a good deal of effort into summarizing, researching, and synthesizing all the info we have on the loafers market so today’s post, reviews, and our full list of 50+ loafer picks is a premium Arb Letter post for our thousands of paid subs.
Today we will be talking through the following brands:
Let’s get it lords. Warm weather is fast approaching.