Tuesday, 22 April 2008
The Material Boy #76
Jil Sander Blue Leather 'Cut-out' Sandals
I think by now, all of you would have guessed I am a huge fan of sandals. I dun know why...but it seems I love the feeling of having my feet properly 'ventilated' and it feels so comfortable amidst Singapore's warm and humid weather. These days designers have made sandals an important accessory for any male's wardrobe, sometimes to the extent of becoming a key trend for a season, such as this season's gladiator style sandals.
Jil Sander always 'escaped' my 'shopping radar' for many years. Maybe the refined minimal brand direction has not resonate with me the past years. But as of this spring summer 2008 season, I adore the creations of Raf Simons. He made transparency and lightness so appealing and his colour palette was refreshing and the silhouettes appealing for slim people like me. I especially love the sandals he had for this season. So here am I, introducing another design of his. This blue leather 'cut-out' style(which seem to be a key trend for SS08 footwear) sandals may not look the most stunning on the shelf but when worn, it always looks gorgeous matched with skinny pants. I have seen so many fashion editorials that feature this design (together with the triangle cut version I bought) and I am completely sold for this pair as well. Club 21 still has this pair of sandals in a lighter blue and I am hoping to get it during sale time, if sizes are still available. I am never complaining about more shoes. hahaha.
Retail price: SGD $699. Where to buy: Club 21 Mens at Four Seasons Hotel