Details about 781
Stylish, elegant dark brown penny loafers such as these are the most popular type of slip-on shoe in the world. Unlike traditional penny loafers, No. 781 is made using a Norwegian last. This Goodyear-welted full-leather shoe is above all an elegant leisure and summer shoe; it also meets the requirements of stricter dress codes.
A variation on moccasins, penny loafers don’t feature any kind of lacing. These shoes achieved renown in the 1930s, when they were particularly beloved among college students. Prior to taking important exams, said students would stick a lucky penny into the cutout detail on the leather strap across the instep— hence the name ‘penny loafers’.
Scandinavia meets North America
No. 781 is primarily distinguished by its Norwegian last, a last form rarely seen among loafers. The shaft is made of the finest calfskin, treated with a mild vegetable-tanning method. No. 781 is also entirely made of leather; the inner lining, insole, outsole and heel are all made of high-quality cowhide. The heel, which also features a rubber bottom, is attached to the insole with 15 brass pins. These penny loafers are made using the Goodyear welting method, which ensures their perfect fit, high breathability, and outstanding durability.
This full-leather shoe is an excellent match for a suit and absolutely appropriate for business attire. Dark brown penny loafers are also a perfect fit for sportier looks, as well as jeans and chinos. Above all, penny loafers are the right choice for gentlemen who prefer shoes that are easy to put on.
These comfortable slip-on shoes were invented at the turn of the 20th century and are considered offshoots of moccasins. The shaft of the loafer continues down under the length of the foot and is sealed on top with a vamp insert. Loafers also feature an outsole and a heel.
This type of last is known for its solidity. It projects further upward than the lasts used to make Oxfords and Derby shoes—as such, it is less delicate in appearance. Shoes made with a Norwegian last are an excellent choice for those with a strong build and high insteps.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.