Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lace and Leather

A clear standout for me at the latest Capsule menswear trade shows were these washed laser-cut lace-patterned lace-ups from Florsheim by Duckie Brown. These shoes have gone through every treatment you could possibly think of doing to a piece of leather, and yet you could still see a sense of restraint---in the absence of seams, the dull finish, the almost-black color. They may very well be my statement shoes for next year.

laser-cut lace-patterned leather shoes from Florsheim by Duckie Brown

They seem to be a little darker than the more typically preppy-dandy shoes we've seen from this label in the past, but I think they're a very well-done, graceful progression.


Two points of concern, however: (1) will the narrower strips of leather be snapping as shown? and (2) how much, pray tell, are these going to cost me?

7 comments:

CUP OF COUPLE said...

AMAZING SHOES!

G

David Toms said...

2 very good concerns!

Mat said...

they look v.delicate

Cillian said...

Wow - the perfect blend of decorative embellishment and refined subtlety.

C.

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Hi honey!!!


Lovely shoes! So perfect <33
Great blog!

I'm a new follower ;)


xoxo*
Ivânia Diamond
Portuguese fashion blogger


http://www.ivaniadiamond.com/

effortlesscool said...

oh wow, those shoes are BEAUTIFUL!

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Sean said...

Those Florsheim x DB's are gorgeous!

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