Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Desert Weaving

Unbeknownst to most tropic-dwellers, a phenomenon called the Indian summer occurs in temperate countries, in autumn, wherein the temperature rises to nearly summer-like heat, usually after there had been a cold spell. Indian summer this year happened to fall right on fashion week, and though many a layer-lover was dismayed (or found himself rendering fat in tweeds and cashmeres), I did what any sensible island boy would do: shed layers. Inspired by the desert-like weather, I wore what I thought a fashion-kooky desert nomad would wear: sumptuous sand-colored suede shoes, white linen, and a waistcoat in a somewhat Arabic print--sans shirt.

Illesteva sunglasses, Ann Demeulemeester reversible vest, Old Hollywood pin, J. Crew linen pants, Desert Weaver shoes courtesy of Clarks

Clarks had sent over these Desert Weavers---what look to be a cross between the iconic Wallabees and Desert Boots, but with that distinctive hand-stitching all around the sides. They have been my absolute favorite shoes for the past few weeks. You know I love a beige suede shoe, and the chunky, almost creeper-like crepe sole makes these quite current.

Clarks Desert Weavers in camel suede

When it's hot outside, the wrist party stays home. Sometimes it's nice to make a statement with one special piece.

Dad's vintage yellow gold Rolex on chocolate brown alligator

photographs by Hudson Shively

5 comments:

Mat said...

i've never been a massive fan of that style but they look really wicked on, i can't say i've seen anyone in this colour (and that's saying something cos clarks are pretty popular on this side). did you get them splashed up?

you're a cool son of a gun

JSP said...

That's a sweet watch.

Giancinephile said...

Lovin' the monochromatic ensemble, Izzy! haha

BJ Pascual said...

another "Kainez ang payat mo" comment. Your arms!!!

Izzy said...

hahaha thanks

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