Built with premium materials plus hard-wearing details, our new dress shoes are the perfect foundation for Ludlow suits, chinos or denim. We start with thick Italian leather insoles, a cork-bed filler that molds to your foot for a custom fit, and a Goodyear welt, so you can resole them again and again. We use Italian leather that is vegetable tanned, a process with thousands of years of history that gives the leather depth, and a natural look and feel, which improves with age. The penny loafer was first in high demand with college students in the 1930s (it fit the two cents needed for a phone call). It’s one of the few shoes that can be worn with almost anything, from shorts to a suit.
Leather upper, lining and sole.