Perfect Summer Shoe Every Man Should Own? Hot Weather Footwear


Perfect Hot Weather Summer Shoe – Everything
You Need To Know About Loafers [0:00:00]
[Music] In today’s video, gentlemen, we’re talking
about the perfect summer shoe. First up, these shoes are versatile. You can dress them up with a suit, you can
dress them down with a pair of shorts. These shoes come in a wide variety of materials,
colors, and styles. And, let’s talk timeless style. This shoe has been in the closets of the world’s
best-dressed men for over a hundred and fifty years. So, what shoe am I talking about? Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the loafer. So, by definition a loafer is a pair of shoes
that will slip on and off without the use of laces. Notice here this pair of dress shoes has laces? This is not a loafer. Now, let’s talk about the materials used. Most high quality loafers are going to be
made from leather. That being said, we’re also going to see
suede out there. Suede is a form of leather that shows more
texture. Now, I know a lot of guys avoid wearing suede
because they’re worried it’s going to get damaged. It is more delicate than the other types of
leather out there, but it’s still is a type of leather and when treated and taken care
of I think it’s a great addition to a man’s wardrobe. Now, gents, all the loafers you’re going
to see in today’s video can be found over at Jay Butler. I’ve known about this company since it first
started over five years ago. My friend, Justin Jeffers is the founder. He’s also a vlogger, a content creator. Five years ago, he sent me a sample and I
have to admit that I have worn these into the ground, these have standed up to the test
of time. I’ve worn them every summer. Now, one thing I love about Jay Butler’s
shoes, when you look at the shoe right here, you’re going to noticed that they have a
basically a shorter vamp. When you want a loafer that’s going to look
and feel great during the summer, you want to expose more the foot. Another bit of history with the loafer is
they come from two different schools. They come from the moccasin and the dress
shoes. So, what’s great about Jay Butler is they
took the best of both worlds. So, they took the dress shoe design and they
have it right here in the lower part of the shoe which is great because if you’ve ever
own just a pair of straight moccasins, you have to be really careful, they’re going
to wear out very quickly on the bottom. So, I’ve been testing these, like I said
I’ve got some of these older pairs that they hold up when you wear them again and
again. This is exactly what you want. But now, let’s talk about the upper. This is where he took a lot of design from
the moccasin and made them incredibly comfortable. So, he went in there and they’ve got hand
stitching in and around. Very important, the only way to put these
moccasins together and the stitching holds up. And when it comes to the classic styles, the
classic looks, they’ve got you covered. They wanted to make sure that you can get
work horse loafers that you can dress up, you can dress down, you can add a bit of flash
to your outfit. We’ve got an awesome discount code I’m
linking to down in the description. It is only going to be around guys for a couple
of weeks. This one will disappear. Go check it out, guys. Use that link, use that discount code and
get an amazing deal on the loafers. So, the first loafer style we’re going to
talk about is the classic penny loafer made popular over a hundred years ago. It was originally called the wegian which
a play on the word Norwegian hence where actually it came from out of Europe, but it was made
popular in the 1920s in the 1930s with students in the United States. And, the idea goes that you could put a penny
in here, but what’s going to be the distinctive feature is the strap of leather going right
across. Other construction details you want to look
at for a quality loafer is to make sure that you’ve one piece of leather that goes all
the way around. Why is that? Because a large piece of leather to be used
basically has to be unblemished, it’s going to be a rare part of the skin of the hide
and therefore it’s going to cost a higher price. Usually, the top manufacturers are going to
be able to do that, other ones are going to usually put pieces together. Now, when you look right here at the upper,
this is where you’re going to see the hand stitching and you want to pay attention to
the stitching. You want to go in and make sure that the lines
are straight, that the stitching isn’t all over the place that they’re using a single
stitch and that the stitching is close together. So now, let’s talk about the materials. Right here, we’ve got a full grain leather. A full grain leather is going to be from the
leather on the outside of the hide, it’s going to be the most dense of the leather
out there and if taken from the right part of the hide, it can be soft, it can be supple. But, the key thing to go with the full grain
is it’s going to actually be able to pretty good about resisting the elements. Now, I talked about suede earlier, it is more
delicate than full grain leather, but not by a whole lot. If you treat this, if you aren’t abusing
your shoes, you’re going to find you’re going to be able to get a decade’s wear
out of a pair of shoes like this. And, let’s talk about the style that something
like this brings to your wardrobe whether you go with olive green whether you go with
a dark blue, this right here is going to level up your entire look. And now, let’s talk about the versatility
being able to dress up dress down the shoes, what I love about the penny loafers is this
is a classic design that really doesn’t draw a whole lot of attention to itself, so
it can easily be dressed up dressed down. Now, the lighter color of these shoes, they’re
going to make it a bit more casual, but if these were a dark brown if they were a black,
you could easily dress these up with a suit. Now, let’s talk about the bit loafer. This one is going to grab a lot more attention
and notice right here, we’ve got the silver bit. You’re also going to see it in gold, really
depends on your preference. I like to match metals to metals. But, this one is made popular first in 1953,
a guy named Gucci came out with this and he started making it more popular and this has
become a classic. [0:04:54]
If you’re a little bit bored or you’ve already got a pair of, you know, of the penny
loafers, then bring a pair of shoes like this, you can dress them up this darker color right
here. And, again, we’ve got a nice solid leather,
this right here can easily be dressed up, you can even dress this down with a pair of
shorts. And, I have to bring this up because I love
the whole perforated leather. This right here is one of my summer style
secrets is to bring in shoes that have great looking style a classic design, but have the
small holes that you don’t notice from a distance, but you can tell when you’re wearing
these on a hot day because they’re so much cooler. Next up, let’s talk about the moccasin style. So, I know I said no laces, but in the moccasin
in that history, those laces did actually work. Now, what you’re going to notice on moccasin
loafers is that they actually don’t work. The laces up here are for look are for design. This is a very casual style. You’re also going to notice that they have
lacing in and around here. Again, from a historical sense, moccasins
actually were very functional, they use this lacing to tie in around the foot so it stayed
on you when you are running. A moccasin sole will have just a leather bottom,
so you could actually feel the ground that you are touching on. I appreciate that they actually have a more
classic design here on the bottom. Next up, let’s talk about the tassel loafer. So, this was made popular in the 1920s. Harry Truman was a big fan of these shoes. What you’ll notice here is that tassel right
on top, this is a very clean a very stylish type of loafer. This one you could easily dress up, it’s
going to be much more formal than the moccasin loafer. Another loafer you’re going to see out there
is the Wildsmith loafer. Now, this loafer looks very similar to the
penny loafer, but there are two distinctive features that set it apart. First, the Wildsmith loafer will have a narrower
silhouette. This is going to give it a more elegant and
formal appearance. The second feature is there’s going to be
vertical stitching that’s going to split the front of the toe box. Next up, we’ve got the Belgian loafer created
by a guy named Henri Bendel in 1954. So, apparently he bought these factories they
were hundreds of years old, he turned them around and the Belgian loafer was one of their
signature designs. When you see a Belgian loafer, you’re going
to be able to spot it because notice the bow right there on the top front of the shoe. Now, one of the interesting things about a
classic Belgian loafer is it that bow is sewn inside out to create a very fine seam. All right, gents. So, there you have it. Let me know down in the comments what is your
favorite style, which of these shoes will you be rocking this summer. And, again, if you want to learn more about
Jay Butler, check out those amazing shoes. I’m linking to them down in the description
with the best discount code you’re going to find out there which will not last long,
guys, so use it or lose it. I’m linking to it down in the description. I have to admit, I love these olive green. As you guys know I love olive green suede,
I’ve got a jacket like this and I find that it just works with so many of my outfits. It looks great with shorts. I’ve been rocking these all summer and,
yeah, just a great look. [0:07:41] End of Audio

77 Comments

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  • Squaaaaad

  • Certain loafers are great, drivers suck for me but penny loafers are the way to go

  • Antonio, you are amazing!
    I was thinking to buy a pair of summer shoes.
    This video came exactly at the right moment.

  • Love my Jay Butlers!! Great video Antonio

  • Notifications Squad Great Video Mr. Antonio ♥ 👍

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    Do you love loafers or do you hate them?

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  • Love from nepal..

  • I'm going with suede boat shoes.

  • I'm always confused about what type of shoes I wear in summer thanks for making this video

  • It's really amazing to get to know about shoe types and sub-types along with their history.
    Keep up the good work, Antonio! Cheers to the RMRS team!

  • Hey Antonio, I HAVE to get me a pair penny and tassel loafers!!! All of these Jay Butler’s look great!!!🕵🏾‍♂️👌🏾

  • Perforated loafers with no-show or sometimes ankle length socks…would be perfect for the sweltering heat here.

  • Jay Butler's loafers are top notch
    100% recommended

  • Very nice. Thanks, man!

  • How do you polish the perforated leather shoe like the ones you showed?

  • Wow!
    This is a great video!
    Love the info of the different shoes, super necessary because I think shoes are really important to the outfit as well as other factors.
    But yeah, loving the mokasins I'm really going to get son of those.
    But thanks for the reference and suggested styles.

  • Quick Question…. in your opinion are boat shoes lame or cool these days?

  • 1/3 of the Video is advertisment.. Its not even a native advertisment…
    More I watch the videos more I realise it and it makes me stop to follow this Channel..

  • 2:33

  • 3:58

  • Loafers are just stylish if without aparent stitches, otherwise you have just visual pollution in the feet.

  • 5:28

  • Thanks for the tips, Antonio. Cheers!

  • I have the tassel suede loafer

  • Penny loafers. The way to go.

  • Love the loafer! You can't go wrong with a pair with jeans or chinos and they always will be in style.

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  • I love loafers, since i am private invesitgator in the sunny Miami i need confortable shows, because herevi a very hot.

  • Great looking shoes. Unfortunately, like many other shoe companies they do not make a shoe for someone who wears a EE or EEE. Would be nice if more companies were on board to dress those of us with really wide feet.

  • ..and the traffic to their website from your viewers just crashed it

  • Jay Butler link doesn’t work

  • Too commercially

  • I just got my first Vincero watch! I absolutely love it. Great quality at an even better price.

  • Great video like always

  • In my opinion these are ugly asf

  • I hate loafer

  • 🙂

  • Good to know. Some would pack more easily for travel than a rigid dress shoe. I will check out that website Thanks.

  • Thanks for the link

  • Tassel loafers are my favorites

  • Cant you reccomend anything more manly for summer. These look gay as !#[email protected]

  • I love loafers but these truely are poor quality shoes.

  • I love my loafers. I have a brown leather pair of penny loafers and a blue leather horse bit pair.

  • I am 45 what too wear with shorts leather shoes or sneakers. I dont wear denim. In the summer.

  • Just took my Thursday brand Penny Loafers off a few minutes ago when i got home from work.

  • Good one Antonio! I still have my "penny" loafers from 40 yrs ago – good as new. I thought they were out of style. Personally I prefer the tassels – dressier with slacks. Thanks -Joe

  • What do you think about Sanouks as a more casual option?

  • Gents, ladies love it when you wear loafers. Especially when you're dressed up. I wear them to meetings with clients and I've gotten a few comments from the ladies. Keep em coming Antonio!!

  • I'm 53 and not into traditional loafers mainly because sneaker companies have done a great job creating loafer like sneakers that are modern and fun.

  • Antonio man, don’t sell your ideals and stop sponsorships

  • I am a bigger guy. Do you think bigger guys with bigger calfs can rock penny loafer. Tring to decide either loafer or boat shoes. Heading to Disney in a few weeks. Never owned shorts really or these style shoes. Just started to expand my comfort zone in clothing over the last few months. Thank you for all your advice sir

  • Heres an important and useful video idea antonio. You need to talk about using convertible backpacks with suits. About turning it into a messenger bag while in the office/showing up for a meeting. And backpack when in the train or walking ..

  • Antonio can make shoes interesting.
    I love the fact that many people in my county
    whom are in their 20's don't wear classical footwear like this.
    Being unique is fun, edgy and attractive.

    Thank you kind sir, aka Antonio!

  • Antonio do you have a video for summer sandals ? Thanks allot bro.

  • Question:
    "The idea that we can put a penny" in the penny loafer but should we? Will it be stylish to actually do that?

  • Cheers Antonio I currently av da Black Guccis & I'm lookin for Brown Penny Loafers for da days off from bein da Boss 🤘🏼😅😂🤣👍🏼

  • How is is pronounce! WEEJUN!

  • Loaders with a suit? Nah.

  • hello, where can I find that Loafer that you show on the video with breathable holes in brown. Alex

  • Let’s get those teeth fixed before we start telling people what to wear!!!
    The two front teeth are a rounded / chipped mess and it looks like something is missing from your right upper back teeth 🦷

  • I love loafer, amazing video!

  • I am a 12 years and my favorite footwear is loafer I love to wear moccasins because they are comfortable so I have ahuge collection of loafers moccasins

  • Great video Antonio!Penny loafers are my go to shoes for the hot weather here in Africa

  • How about mocassin driving loafers?Are they too casual?
    I usually wear a pair of gray suede penny Sebago’s with shorts when hitting the beach.

  • Those Belgian waffles look good

  • Yesss that's true…. 👍👍👍

  • Just planned to buy a pair of loafers.

  • I LOVE BELGIAN WAFFLES!!!!!

  • I’m 25 I’m not wearing this grandparent shit on BD

  • Penny Loafer Looks Stylish! Thanks Antonio!

  • Hi Antonio…I’ll definitely add the Belgian loader to my collection.I really love how it looks

  • Bit lofer is my favourite

  • Hi Antonio thanks for the video because I want to buy some shoe for summer. But I have a question regarding old shoes. When you know your shoes are done/dead? Because I have some old shoes and I want to know when to change them. thanks in advance

  • Loafers with trousers are fine. However my main summertime wardrobe is shorts and nothing screams “frat boy” like loafers with shorts.

  • 1:12
    It's "Stood up to the test of time"
    Not "Standed up to the test of time".

  • The Belgian loafer is my favorite one, just got a pair from the Belgian store on 55st

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