Sunday, 13 July 2008
My Shoe Collection #32
Lanvin Suede And Copper Metallic Leather Dock Shoe
Yes, I have it! Yes I finally own it! This is the ultimate shoe that I have been lusting for the whole spring summer 2008 season. But the high prices of the shoe puts my shopping impulse on hold. At last, my wait is over and I was lucky enough to be able to get this shoe at 50% discount during Club 21's 50% sale this weekend. I was not willing to pay full price and not even 30% as it still costs a leg and arm..but at half price, I knew this shoe is definitely headed to my shoe closet!
I was ecstatic when I first saw this pair of beautiful and interesting dock shoes from Lanvin. The style is very much a classic, 'conservative' dock shoe design but now with Lucas Ossendrijver and Albar Elbaz ingenious spin, this shoe becomes hip, quirky and very relevant now! Geek chic? It's one of the defining shoe trends lately using patent metallic leather accents. Handmade in Italy, the shoe features copper tone metallic patent leather and the softest suede ever. A wooden low heel adds elegance to the shoe. Perfect for shorts and summer looks. It even goes well with pants.
I chose this dock shoe over the patent lace-ups as metallic leather creases very badly after a few wears. I know my metallic leather well considering how I suffered a bad experience with my Jil Sander Copper Metallic Leather Bag. So this dock shoe's metallic leather parts are not on high stress areas such as bends on your foot. Therefore no worries about the metallic leather creasing or cracking like an old women's face.
My patience truly paid off:-) I enjoyed a hefty savings and a brilliant pair of shoe:-) I love 50% sales and Club 21! I paid only SGD $720 for this pair of shoe. Madeline at Club 21 mens is truly a dear. She always helps me to hold items I like.:-)
(Lastly, pardon my hairy legs...oops. Hahaha...why on earth does hair grow so much on my legs! Yikes!)
(Source: Model pics from www.menstyle.com)
Retail price: SGD $1439. Where to buy: Club 21 Mens at Four Seasons Hotel