Fashions and trends may change, but the moccasin is still a must-have for every wardrobe and every occasion. If we consider the possibility of costumize them, we are talking about the apotheosis of chic.
The origin of this shoe is very old, some people even say it goes back to the North American Indians, who used to cover their feet with pieces of soft leather. Simple, but comfortable, after several evolutions, it is only in the 30’s that the design that we still recognize today was adopted.
It was the American Spaulding family who, in 1932, began producing these comfortable shoes, inspired by those used by Norwegian dairy farmers. In 1936, the American company GH Bass launched the Weejun moccasins, short for “Norwegian”, while Loafer means “lazy”.
As if that wasn’t enough, it was the American college students, who chose loafers for their casual wear, who definitely entered the fashion world. They are the ones who started the trend and spread it all over the world. Loafers became a symbol of elegance, conquering the powerful and great artists, managers and rich financiers.The boom in Europe began to arrive in the 60s, while in the late 70s they began to spread as luxury shoes to be worn all day, both with elegant dress and casual.
Whether you’re vacationing on the Riviera or working in the city, loafers are so adaptable that they suit many lifestyles. Thanks to their golden age, these shoes have become a must-have for every stylish man, although they are also a staple in women’s wardrobes.
Whether you prefer the penny loafer model or love tassels, the key word is craftsmanship. The choice of materials, details and shapes adapted to the morphology of each person are essential to preserve the classic and sophisticated spirit of these shoes. In a world of fast fashion, a pair of custom moccasins is the best choice to make.
The moccasin can also be worn in the fall with very chic socks. Today, they can be found in the closets of those who have a sense of style derived from a cultural heritage and feel free to appropriate that heritage and take it to the next level.