Final Touch: True Colour
Perhaps we have effortless trendsetters like Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig and Jude Law to thank but it’s never been more dapper to go sockless in loafers. The bare ankle is a spring 2014 men’s style trend in and of itself, with designers rolling up slim-fit pants and sending models down the runway in slip-on shoes sans socks.
To keep the look modern yet distinguished, invest in a pair of classically constructed shoes, like Gaheris loafers from the Mr. B’s spring/summer 2014 collection, in an attention-grabbing colour like rust. While black loafers can still rock the sockless look, bold tones give off a more bright vibe suitable to the summer months ahead.
Contrast the sophisticated construction of loafer with casual slim-fit chinos in sky blue or a pair of pale denim skinny jeans and roll up the cuffs to expose serious ankle. Top off the look with a messenger bag in cognac and a set of bracelets featuring bands, beads and metal details that compliment the rich hue of the loafers.
All that’s left is to paint the town red. Or rust.