Wednesday 8th April

| BY Paul Toner

Ten Loves: JW Anderson Unisex Chain Loafer

Can a shoe become cult even before it’s available to purchase? You’re probably thinking that’s impossible. But the impossible has never held Jonathan Anderson back… The unisex Chain Loafer first made its appearance at the JW Anderson AW20 menswear show, paired with maxi column dresses, grand coats and knits emblazoned in the works of David Wojnarowicz. They had buyers, influencers and journalists alike, desperately trying to snap the perfect shot to gush over on their Instagram. Mere days, if not hours later, a fortunate few could be seen sporting the season’s must-have shoe, met with jealous glares from their fellow frowers. The hype around the shoe was so epic the brand even included them in their Pre-Fall women’s collection. Now the time has come for you to finally get your hands on a pair.

A traditional loafer silhouette at the toe, the rear of the shoe is left bare; creating a hybrid mule silhouette. The pièce de résistancee comes in the chain. It’s chunky, slithered in a champagne gold hue and unapologetically braggadocious. It’s the meeting of comfort and sheer elegance. And the perfect lockdown shoe, must we add. The Chain Loafer is for parading your household like you’re on the streets of Paree, they’re simply not for doing any housework in. Leave that for your partner.

The JW Anderson unisex Chain Loafer is available online now.