We love loafers.
What other shoe can simultaneously make you feel like a blushing schoolboy and a dominant business alpha? The language of loafers is a rich one, telling tales of an innocent youth at a soda shoppe OR Wall Street mayhem — depending on the context, style, and how much cocaine is present. In fact, we would be willing to argue that no other shoe has such a diverse range of applications. For instance, Lena wore her Repettos under a gown to the Grammys and her J. Crew classics to the Vanity Fair Tech Summit (a place where stilettos might have been expected, but loafers sent a more break-the-Internet message).
Meanwhile, Jenni fell so in love with her Rochas pair, with tassels so big they appear to be on 'roids, that she bought them for Lena for Hannukah and has been known to wear them home from the gym with her spandy-wear.
While Rochas are a rare indulgence, you can find versatile loafers at all kinds of price points. Below, a range of styles that will excite you even more than sticking a stolen penny into your first pair of Weejuns before the Sadie Hawkins dance.