Loafers with a suit?
I’m not a fan of loafers with suits, but then I do tend to dress a bit more formally than most, so that’s partially just personal preference.
I find the look works best (and is closest to being ‘classic’) when it’s a summer outfit: a light (in color) cotton or linen suit, for example. Seersucker, too. In that context tassel loafers might be preferred by some, however. Think Martha's Vineyard in August.
I may have to rethink this. Looking at these shoes, I can't really see myself wearing them with chinos or jeans but I do have more than my fair share of nice slacks/SC combos. So.....
Monk straps are not loafers (the picture is of penny loafers, which should never be worn with a suit).
Monk straps are entirely appropriate with suits. (The old-school etiquette in the English legal profession is only QCs wear monkstraps.)
Double monks are an abomination (but that is a personal stylistic opinion)!
I personally prefer balmorals with suits but I do wear loafers in the spring/summer time when I wear cotton/seersucker suits. I also sport them with odd jackets/trousers. However, I work in an environment where lab coats, scrubs, and Crocs dominate so dress codes aren't as rigid.
I don't always follow the style guidelines