I'm looking for a nice penny loafer for summer and am deciding between the following two. These will mainly be worn on a casual basis with white chinos and stone/navy linen pants. I was originally going to opt for brown suede double monks but am not sure how versatile they will be (I prefer going sockless/wearing loafer socks).
And here were the double monks in question;
I don't think the monks are the best idea. I have the Herring Shakespeares in brown suede and I don't think they dress down very well--they're too pointy a last, among other things.
I love tan shoes, and tan would look great with white/stone/navy trou, but the thing with tan is that it really stands out, and sometimes you just don't want that from your shoes.
So I would go for brown suede loafers, and perhaps opt for a lighter shade of brown so that they don't contrast too vividly with the white trou.