It’s already mid-september but let’s not let the summer go just yet as it still seems to be almost 20°C outside. And as I guess the summer will come again eventually - it’s just a right time to take one more look at some summer gear before paying all the attention to fall and winter. On the other hand - it might be only Finland where it’s getting colder.
Driving moccasin - a shoe for multiple occasions
Even though driving loafers (as they name suggests) might have a history and origin as a shoe for one specific purpose (driving the car), one might nowadays claim that by choosing the right model and wearing it properly, driving mocs are a shoe type that can go a long way in the wardrobe and be worn with more outfits ranging from casual to more dressed up than any other summer shoe, including for example boat shoes, sneakers and other loafers.
They might not be formal enough to be worn for the most formal business meetings but they are certainly dressed up enough to be worn with your cotton suit in the office or for a dinner in restaurant together with a blazer and a tie. They are easy to just put on feet when heading to the grocery store and they are definitely one of the most comfortable choices of footwear for traveling. They can be nicely paired with denim and a button-up and finally they are just the right choice when you are heading out to the beach wearing just a pair of shorts and a t-shirt.
Just remember one thing - whatever you wear your driving mocs with, you really need to wear them without socks.
As mentioned in this post about French shoe manufacturer Bexley - I got the chance to check and try out a few pairs from their range of loafers and moccasins. First in line is a pair of sand colored suede Bahama driving mocs - combined here with a navy blue blazer, denim shirt, light brown raw silk tie and white cotton slacks.
Driving mocs are a good choice whenever you need to go between formal and casual. For example a drink with a friend or a lunch in the city.