Salvatore Ferragamo had his beginnings in making shoes for Hollywood's elite in the 1920s. The company has since grown to include a full range of accessories and apparel but the élan vital of the Italian house are its shoes. One of its most iconic shapes for men is their driving shoe—a unique take on the original Ferragamo moccasins combined with elements of a modern driving shoe.
Loafers have a wonderful way of lending a touch of louche insouciance to an outfit; a devil-may-care kind of attitude that reads: "These shoes? I threw them on but I know I look amazing." But beyond just looking great, Ferragamo now offers a made-to-order service that allows customers to customise their loafers, choosing between a range of luxe materials such as crocodile and ostrich in colours that span the rainbow. Even details such as the colour of your sole and the finish on the iconic Gancio ornament can be chosen.
As you well know, it was the late, great Hardy Amies who said, "A man should look as if he bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them." Made-to-order Ferragamo loafers exemplify this but the attitude's all your own.