Barclay Bit Driving Loafer

$ 199.00

Black Suede
Dark Brown Suede
Dark Brown Alligator Grain
Medium Brown Full Grain
Caramel Suede
Sand Suede
Navy Blue Suede
Olive Green Suede
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The Barclay Driving Loafer Checklist

  • Classically casual and supremely comfortable
  • Appointed with a traditional gold colored metal bit for a more assertive aesthetic
  • Traditional rubber nub sole with oversized nubs for increased durability
  • Hand-sewn suede, full grain leather or embossed alligator leather 
  • Genuine moccasin construction
  • Fully leather lined
  • Padded insole with arch support
  • D (regular) width
  • Whole sizes only (order up a half size if between sizes)

The Classic Driving Loafer

Our Barclay bit driving loafer hits the right balance of a classic driving loafer silhouette paired with oversized nubs for increased durability.  The bit loafer style is more assertive than its penny loafer brethren.  The gold bit on the vamp dresses the shoe up slightly while still allowing the Barclay to maintain its casual and classic aesthetic. 

We opted to forgo the clunky rubber soles that are so often seen on 'driving' loafers these days and instead opted for the far more traditional rubber nub sole. The resulting feel when wearing our drivers is sublime - each nub translates the feel of the road or path which you drive or walk through to your foot.

A single piece of handsome suede, full-grain or embossed alligator leather envelops the foot from the ground up, resulting in unmatched suppleness and pliability. The Alfred is as at home when worn with shorts and a t-shirt on the beach and boardwalk as it is when worn with a sport coat and trousers in the office.  And yes, they are great for driving.

Made with Care

Cordwainers trained in traditional moccasin construction and sewing techniques make all our loafers by hand in the legendary shoemaking town of Leon, Mexico. Their generational shoemaking knowledge, paired with our top-quality materials like full-grain leather and suede, ensure Jay Butler loafers are built to fit just right and stand the test of time. To learn more about how our shoes are made, follow one of our cordwainers through the production process.

Sizing and Shipping

Our Barclay bit driving loafer only comes in whole sizes.  If you wear a half size we recommend you opt for the next whole site up (e.g., if you wear a 10.5 then order an 11.0).  We use US sizes, and our loafers fit true to size compared to most other US-sized dress shoes. Our shoes are sized as a D width. Those with wider feet (E or EE) should consider going up half a size. Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free for all domestic orders over $125. For more information on our sizing and shipping policies, visit our FAQSizing, and Returns & Exchanges pages.