Why I love Tod’s Gommino Loafers

Would I wear a regular pair of shoes in cobalt blue or fluorescent yellow? Most certainly not! What if they were Tod’s Gommino loafers? Of course I would. I make the exception for the Italian luxury house because I find their signature loafers to be undeniably timeless… and versatile. Wear a pair of Gomminos with absolutely anything and they will look just as chic. From a pair of slim fit beige chinos (or even a pair of chinos in a bright, wacky colour), cotton or linen shorts, your favourite pair of denims or, if you’re confident enough, even with a formal suit – the Gommino goes so well with it all.

What exactly makes Tod’s Gommino loafers so special? Is it the fact that they are put together ENTIRELY by hand using some of the finest quality leathers in the world? Or the fact that each pair requires over 100 steps to manufacture? For me, what I love most about the Gommino is the 133 rubber pebbles on the sole. It makes the loafer instantly recognisable from miles away.

In the past few years, the loafer has evolved. It has become increasingly acceptable as an alternative to formal leather lace-ups, in many cases. In spite of its distinct modern appeal, there is a certain old-world charm. This is certainly because it is inspired by the classic driving shoes, which were extremely popular in the 1950s.

To celebrate Tod’s Gommino loafers, the brand has released a lovely campaign featuring the shoes in a gamut of bright colours.

All we can say is “Bellissima” Product images man ss 2014


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