The Best Men’s Loafers for Weddings and Beyond

More than a dozen perfect pairs to finish off your wedding fit.
Three pairs of men's loafers
Photos, left to right: Gucci, Ted Baker, Morjas
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
tres dean Associate Menswear Editor
Tres Dean
Associate Menswear Editor
  • Tres writes and edits articles for The Knot, with a specialty in menswear and suiting.
  • He brings over a decade of expertise in the field garnered as a writer, editor, copywriter, and trend specialist.
  • Before joining The Knot he covered menswear for publications including GQ, AskMen, Men’s Health, Sharp Magazine, Highsnobiety, and Spy.
Updated Dec 19, 2023

Loafers are as much of a no-brainer as you'll find in footwear. The best loafers for men will get you from work to happy hour to date night and beyond–weddings included. It's a timeless footwear classic that makes getting dressed a little bit easier. Loafers go with so many different outfits (even tuxedos) that it's hard to go wrong. And given the lack of laces, they offer one less thing to worry about when it comes to dressing well and looking your best. For some of our favorite pairs of loafers and the best places to buy them, read on.

Best Men's Loafers for 2024

From budget-friendly bangers to the best loafers of all time, these are our favorite selections for anyone looking for a great pair of wedding loafers.

Best Bang For Your Buck: Morjas Penny Loafer

Morjas black penny wedding loafers
Photo: Morjas

Morjas makes some of the best loafers in the game, with their signature penny loafer having cemented itself as one of the best money can buy. It is, for my money, the best pair of penny loafers you can afford without spending a paycheck all at once.

Size Range: US4.5-13.5

Best Suede Loafer: Myrqvist Stenhammar Loafer

Myrqvist brown suede wedding loafers
Photo: Myrqvist

Myrqvist is a Swedish outfit that makes loafers so good you hardly need to break them in out of the box. Their suede is especially high quality and goes great with a fall wedding fit.

Size Range: US5.5-13

Best Croc Print: Allen Edmonds Verona II Loafer

Allen Edmonds crocodile print wedding loafers
Photo: Allen Edmonds

Channel Old Hollywood stars with a pair of croc-print loafers from Allen Edmonds. The construction is stellar and the vibe is immaculate.

Size Range: US7-14

Best IYKYK Flex: Aime Leon Dore Venetian Loafer

Aime Leon Dore Venetian wedding loafers
Photo: Aime Leon Dore

Aime Leon Dore is best known for New Balance collaborations and its stellar lookbooks. Their loafers, lucky for you, are pretty slept on. Give their take on a minimalistic Venetian loafer a shot and they'll have everyone asking the time-honored sneakerhead question: "Where'd you get those?"

Size Range: US4-13

Best Bargain: Ted Baker LABIS Suede Loafer

Ted Baker LABIS suede wedding loafers
Photo: Ted Baker

For just a hair over a hundred bucks, Ted Baker will get you fitted in a sleek pair of suede loafers that will fit dressy casual and semi-formal outfits alike.

Size Range: US7-13

The Loafer That Keeps Selling Out: Astorflex Patnoflex Loafer

Astorflex brown wedding loafers
Photo: Huckberry

Huckberry can't seem to keep Astorflex's signature Patnoflex loafer in stock–so take advantage of the current stock while you can. These fit both casual and more formal scenarios and are comfortable a loafer as you'll likely find.

Size Range: US7-14

Best Two-Tone Loafer: Blackstock & Weber The Ellis Penny Loafer

Blackstock & Weber two-tone wedding loafers
Photo: Blackstock & Weber

Two-tone loafers are a classic menswear staple and nobody does it better than Blackstock & Weber these days. The brand blends the classic style with its signature modernized chunky silhouette.

Size Range: US4-15

Best Loafers With an Edge: Doc Martens Adrian Smooth Leather Tassel Loafer

Doc Martens tassel wedding loafers
Photo: Doc Martens

Equal parts wedding-ready and full of punk bonafides, these tassel loafers from Doc Martens feature a beefy sole and a sleek upper. They'll bring an edge to any wedding fit.

Size Range: US6-14

Best Under $100 Loafer: Banana Republic Factory Penny Loafer

Banana Republic brown penny loafer
Photo: Banana Republic Factory

Need to pick up a pair of loafers on a tight budget? Banana Republic Factory has you covered. Their penny loafer is available in a classic brown and will set you back less than a hundred dollars.

Size Range: US8-12

Best Lug Sole: G.H. Bass Lincoln Bit Super Lug Sole Loafer

G.H. Bass black loafers
Photo: G.H. Bass

Lug soles don't just bring heft and attitude to a loafer–they also bring comfort, providing a smoother stride and better support. Lock in the loafer that serves equal parts function and fashion with G.H. Bass's Lincoln loafer.

Size Range: US7-13

Coolest Tuxedo Loafers: Robert Graham Renegade Skull-Embossed Velvet Loafers

Robert Graham red velvet wedding loafers
Photo: Neiman Marcus

Bring a pop of color (and attitude) to a black-tie fit with these stunners from Robert Graham. With a bold red colorway and a subtle skull print across the shoe, it'll stand out in a crowd of black leather and velvet loafers.

Size Range: US8-13

Best Tuxedo Loafer: Saint Laurent Gabriel Loafers

Saint Laurent black tuxedo wedding loafers
Photo: YSL

For those looking to go black-tie in a big way, YSL is the place to go. Their tuxedo loafers are a luxurious take on a menswear classic, the patent leather and velvet combination oozing old money style.

Size Range: US6-13

The Best Loafer of All Time: Gucci 1953 Horsebit Loafer

Gucci horsebit wedding loafer
Photo: Gucci

If there were awards for loafers, Gucci's signature horse bit loafer would take the big one. It's an icon of menswear and the sort of investment in your wardrobe that will still be paying out a decade down the line. For those looking to buy the best, look no further.

Size Range: US5-15.5

Best Men's Loafer Brands and Designers

Whether you're looking to splurge or save, there are plenty of great places to buy a good pair of loafers these days. Here are some of our favorites.

  • G.H. Bass: The brand that helped popularize the penny loafer in America is still among the best places to pick up a pair. Most of their loafers are available for under $200, too.
  • Morjas: This Swedish outfit makes some of our favorite modern penny loafers, blending quality craftsmanship with top-tier materials.
  • Blackstock & Weber: Blackstock & Weber remixed the penny loafer for the streetwear generation, giving it beefier proportions and a variety of limited colorways.
  • Myrqvist: Myrqvist's shoes hardly need breaking in when you take them out of the box, a rare trait in the loafer world. You can slide these beauties on and take them out for the day with zero discomfort.
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