• Mar 1, 2007

You've gotta love Neiman Marcus. As far as upscale department stores go, it's a motoring enthusiast's best friend. The high-end retail chain has been responsible for bringing the world – or a handful of moneyed clients, at least – a host of special edition automobiles that have included Neiman Marcus-edition BMWs, Lexus, Maseratis, Aston Martins, even "his and hers" 1970 Ford Thunderbirds.

For the upcoming Spring fashion season, Neiman Marcus has identified the driving moccasin as one of the top men's trends. The truth is that they've been a staple for roadster-driving playboys for decades. They're lightweight, comfortable and stylish – nothing says "I've got money and don't need to walk anywhere" like a driving loafer. That's to say nothing, of course, of the anthro-mechanical benefit that the narrow footprint and flexible sole give a driver for easy heel-and-toe pedal work.

Neiman Marcus has a selection of some of the finest Italian driving mocs from Gucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tod's on their website, along with a few others, but thanks to the fashion slaves who've made them popular for this season, you should have no trouble finding a pair to suit your taste. (Just don't think about wearing them before the snow melts.)

[Source: Neiman Marcus via Luxist]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      agree with #1, although my weapon of choice are Air Max 95s or 97s.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Puma Speed Cat is pretty nice for me. Not racing shoe by any means but comfortable, and has a relatively think sole with small foot print.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No Nomex, no deal.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Somebody get the work out to OJ
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a bunch of bull, respectively of course. For I would ally myself with the belief that the majority of those, rather economically irrational, folks who purchase these "moccasin" shoes don't really know how to drive a car properly anyway (as if that mattered, no less). I can just picture it, a fellow with his "moccasin" shoes driving his rather gaudy Escalade, with his left hand at 12 o'clock at the wheel and his right pumping up the stereo. Now I don't wish to appear meanspirited or rude, however this is kind of ridiculous. But utter pomp it seems, however, never goes out of style. Nonetheless, I am satisfied with my lightweight, practical, Diesel's for everyday driving comfort.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I do most of my driving barefoot. These "shoes" suggest an alternative lifestyle.

      More to the point though: automotive news? this?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I see some kind of animal print suit hanging above these in a closet. Or maybe a "Miami Vice" outfit for whatever tool buys these!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I believe this site had previously come to the conclusion that wearing driving apparel made a per se argument that one was a moron.