Loafer club: Dolce Vita



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DV loafers, 79 from ASOS.


Loafer club is the name I give to the ladies, and girls, who walk to the bus or the train with me everyday. Those in the club may well have a heel or two stashed in their handbag for inspiring fear in the office, but on the morning walk, they are a practical and comfortable bunch.

Comfortable lounge shoes are your ticket to entry, and that doesn’t mean they have to be boring and black. Animal print is most welcome, nay, encouraged. A slipper is the new evolution of the loafer, it denotes a casual nonchalance and relaxed approach to loaf life*.

Those not in the club include the white trainer wearer. There are comfortable shoes outside your joggers, you know.

To wit, DV by Dolce Vita, a label stocked on ASOS and also on their own store. 79 quid is well within my range, and I like the way these are made – stitched to a solid sole.

I learned a loafer lesson last year. Don’t buy rubber soles, they peel away, you trip over their lose front and they cost as much as leather-soled numbers like these.

Loafer club is not limited to the 40 something, though you might associate these shoes with your mum. They have an ironic touch on the young, in much the same way as drinking a pint of water at a party raises an eyebrow, when all expect it’s vodka.

*slightly overstating significance of said shoe.


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DV Koko slip on flat, 69 from Dolcevita.com


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