Music and shoes have more than a little shared history, they’re practically sole mates. The two industries have been inextricably laced together for decades, each channeling the mood of an era in their own respective ways. Consistently remaining icons of style, we look at how they’ve always been a step ahead of everyone else.

Justin Timberlake
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Made popular by Justin Timberlake during his performance of ‘Suit and Tie’ in an iconic black and white tuxedo, Tom Ford black & white loafers are a perennially slick choice for a pop-swank look. Pair these sophisticated shoes with a black or white suit for a classy ensemble that displays your suave sartorial sensibilities.

In the music video of the smash-hit ‘Suit and Tie’, JT chose to pair these elegant loafers with his suited and booted get-up. Following the video, the shoes rocketed into the lofty heights of mass-appeal, with sales of loafers increasing to new levels. Justin Timberlake is also known to wear plain white loafers, further adding to the allure of this smart and trendy footwear.

Also a favourite with Jay Z and Drake, the Tom Ford brand enjoys celebrity endorsement from many, star-studded quarters. With this, a brand initially intended to be high-brow and genteel— via American hip-hop’s appropriation—has morphed into a status symbol of wealth and success.