The tassel loafer started life in the 1940s, and has remained a footwear favourite ever since, especially in the summer months (they’re not over yet).

For the definitive modern incarnation of this iconic style, you need look no further than British shoemaker Sons of London. 

Sons launched in 2016 with a simple premise: create a direct-to-consumer business that cuts out the costs associated with traditional luxury retail.

Instead you have artisanal-quality shoes at as much as half the price. Unsurprisingly, it’s proved very popular

Gone were the unnecessary supply chain costs and middlemen, costly blue-chip bricks and mortar stores, and exorbitant luxury brand markups used to fund elaborate marketing campaigns.

One of the most popular designs of all is The Sixth Son, the aforementioned tassel loafer. Handcrafted from the finest full-grain Italian leather, complete with leather lining and hard-wearing sole, this is shoe that showcases the very best of Sons.

Enter our competition for the chance to win a pair

 

The question is: When were tassel loafers first seen?

Competition closes: 3rd October 2019

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