Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Material Boy #80



D&G Black Mid Calf Strap Gladiator Sandals

I know I am suppose to be planning for my fall/winter wardrobe by now and refrain from big purchases for the spring summer items. Especially when spring summer sales will probably starting in over a month's time. But leave it to the fates and powers beyond my control, I have been tempted again.

D&G finally received their shipment of the runway items. And amidst that shipment came this gorgeous D&G Gladiator Sandals that is TDF! A strappy version that runs up your mid calf(which is never seen for men's and mostly for women), I am so tempted by it! And it is not everyone that is 'blessed' with the ability to fit into these sandals. Yes, this is a women's design, but the SAs told me, some women who have bigger calfs cannot even fit into their desired size. So this shoe requires a 'Cinderella' luck to find its place in your shoe closet. And I am not the only guy wanting to buy this. Several people have enquired and tried(i know the SAs in D&G tried..:-P) However, the cut is so slim for the sole area, so most guys can never fit into these as well.

Lucky me, seems my feet is slim enough to slide into these with ease and still look amazing. hahaha. I am bragging a bit. But I am never shy to be proud of my height. The sandals looked like a part of a costume in the gladiator movie. It is surprisingly unisex looking. The black version is in fact, masculine in feel. I love it. Love the uniqueness and the thought that I am probably one of the few guys who can fit into these. The gold hardware also stood out against the black leather. The male SAs were full of envy when they saw me fit into the sandals.

So now, what's left is my decision to buy or not buy. I need to save money, been spending too much and I also got a pair of A/X shorts and new D&G Khaki Coloured Long Sleeve Shirt with black piping over the past 2 days. Plus my laptop is playing up again and I fear I may need to purchase a new laptop soon:-(. Decisions, decisions, decisions. I have up to next Tuesday to make a decision.

Retail price: SGD $1399. Where to buy: D&G Boutique at Forum, The Shopping Mall

10 comments:

shoe-holic said...

I definitely can't fit into these man. Plus I am not that adventurous yet ;-)

But still very nice, I must say.

Kevin said...

you think it is nice? I am seriously tempted to get these...but I wonder if I will be able to withstand all the weird looks on me if I wear these to orchard. What say you? Will you find it weird or yuck if a guy wears these?

paris said...

well, i will definately wear this, i was looking for some gladiator-style sandals since last summer. and now i found them, i am collecting money to get them as soon as possible. actually, i think that if you weat them with some baggy jeans on the top who ends skinny, with a loose white t-shirt and the high gladiator sandals from the outside, is gonna be ace! what you think? -btw, can you delete the word verification when posting a comments? it makes it impossible to post a comment :( it takes me ages to recognize what is what, lol

Kevin said...

Hmmm, I would pair this pair of gladiator sandals with shorts:-) and really short ones. It's a bit dramatic for a guy, I must say. But it's definitely very unique and interesting to see a guy wear these. But on the other end, I think you probably grow out of this style as soon as this season is over. That is why i am still contemplating to get these or not. It's not exactly cheap...so have to consider properly.

I am not sure if your suggestion to wear these over jeans will work. but if you think it does, go ahead! wear it with gusto and you pull off anything!

Kevin

paris said...

well, i think that sandals will never go out of fashion. it is about time, to leave behind the plastic or leather flip-flops (which for me works only at the mornings well) and move into something more elegant, like the sandals. you could wear them any time. yes, you're correct about the shorts. but i don't think that i am ready enough (or dare) to wear the high version of the sandals with shorts. i'd probably try the short version with shorts and the high with skinny pants. i also need a black amex asap! ahhaha

Kevin said...

too dramatic eh? the high cut version for a guy? I am so torn now..whether to get these or not. Grrr...I fear I may just leave it in the box and afraid to wear them out for fear of looking too dramatic and being attention grabbing. on the other hand, I love this sandals and would want to own them becos they are so unique if a guy wears them. Hahaha. I am in such a dilemma.

paris said...

well, because we both at a dilemma, we'll buy only one pair and we share it! what u think? hehe monday, tuesday, wed u and the rest me lol

Kevin said...

yeah, that is a good idea. But I get to break the sandals in first:-P.

I have to call the shop for my decision today. will update here on my decision.

Fashion Pig said...

Don't get them. They're not that nice. You can get something better and more appealing.

Anonymous said...

i have the D&G mid calfs that i picked up right off the runway i sometimes wear them over my skinny jeans. i like the way they look), but now i saw the new Givenchy sandal by Riccardo Tisci. Those are most definitely my next purchase. I'm going to get the black ankle highs without the studs.... I'm not gonna lie, i'm pretty excited!