Monday, January 30, 2012
Today the range of brands and materials in the men’s shoes sector is wider than ever. The models proposed by Tod’s are all Made in Italy, their style classic but never banal, while Hogan, the other great brand of the group from the Marche region, offers the Interactive model and much more, with an array of interesting new proposals. Dsquared and Dolce & Gabbana continue to feature among the hottest choices, with new vintage and pastel-colored sneakers, but also with elegant shoes flaunting a touch of innovative design while remaining true to the Italian manufacturing tradition. Prada shoes, among the hottest sellers in our online shop, are as ever available in hundreds of models from the latest collection, as the fashion house has always specialized in luxury leatherwork at the highest end.
Gucci’s loafers have now acquired cult status; the designer also proposes sneakers and half boots in rigorously black Guccissima leather with elegant red-green-red inserts, Velcro or fine metal detailing. Bikkembergs’ ankle boots with studded soles evoke soccer pitches, and their leather boots with a used finish complement their sportswear and leisurewear. Christian Dior features sophisticated minimalist aesthetics, where white and black are the backdrops for elegant geometrics in bold colors that are never banal, and where sandals and Derbys sum up the elegance of French fashion to a T. Traditional-style loafers and lace-ups for Santoni, where quality, an absolute must, is often expressed through the most exacting attention to detail and the choice of the best leathers available.
The most versatile piece of clothing in a wardrobe, this fine black coat is appropriate for day or evening wear. Our wool version will help keep you warm on evening strolls but is not too heavy to be worn while dancing at the ball. Appropriate for Civil-war era and old west reenactors. Fancy silver concho buttons on front, sleeve and at waist on back round out a great coat!
Warm earth tones and a comfortable brown tweed fabric highlight this terrific knee length frock coat.
Authentic period styling, including a broad lapel, three button front, flap pockets and a structured back. One inside breast pocket.
When Earth’s axis tilts the way of winter, you can’t be faulted for leaving your candy-colored summer wayfarers at home. After all, daylight is seriously short, and the damaging rays of the sun are surely less direct. But make no mistake about it: Whether you’re hitting the slopes or the streets, powerful UV light is still ready to wreak havoc on your eyes. Unfortunately, the number of sunglass options out there can be blinding. And that’s exactly why we’ve whittled down the ones you need to nab this season to a tolerabl
Born from their boredom with the current state of eyewear, design duo Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske created Illesteva, a collection of handcrafted Italian frames made with modern shapes and materials. The rounded lines of their iconic Leonard sunglasses carved from rich brown wood (yes, as in from a tree) are timeless yet fresh and innovative. We suggest matching the frames' minimalism with something equally simple and straightforward, like cords and a cardigan.
Browline glasses -- made popular in the 1950s by everyone from Malcolm X to Colonel Sanders -- have lately been in the shadow of other retro-revival styles. That is, until now. The love child of the wayfarer and the aviator is back in business these days, and when paired with a Mad Men-style suit or James Dean-ish denim look, it isn't hard to see why.