For Spring 2011, Alejandro Ingelmo, the Cuban designer known for his sky-high sexual stilettos and metallic-emblazoned men's high-tops, offers up a handful of more "tailored" options for men this next season, much to my delight. My favorites:
sumptuous cream-soled distressed suede boots that could go well from spring into fall
and a contender for the perfect substantial (as opposed to slim) lace-up brogue
a close-up of Ingelmo's signature silver sole detail
Working the presentation at the Ingelmo boutique, my friend Brandon, decked in bright yellow and sheer paneled hosiery, is one of the few remaining people who lead me to believe that my relationship with color might still have some hope.
Raf Simons sweater, Rag and Bone shorts, leggings from a boutique in Hong Kong, Alejandro Ingelmo shoes
sheer-paneled tights and Alejandro Ingelmo sample high-top sneakers
He once told me that he only wears things that look like they've been made with a sense of joy, and that got me thinking: I look for pieces that are made with a sense of design, that are fabricated with a certain level of craftsmanship, and to a certain extent, a sense of luxury, but do I necessarily look for things made by happy people? Do you?