Below: Mid-thigh tailored shorts are hot this summer season!
Below: Another amazing strap style sandals from HE By Mango!
Below: How both comes together as worn by the cute model....drools...
Adam For HE By Mango Grey Checkered Tailored Shorts And Ankle Height Leather Strap Sandals
It seems the bad economy has shown no signs of improvement any time soon, so it is time to readjust my shopping budget and to psyche myself into lusting for more affordable labels. But that is not to say I am in favour of sacrificing good design nor quality for price. Although, I am not agreeing entirely that HE by Mango does great designs and is of great quality, but their recent collaboration with Adam Lippes do offer pieces which are worth 'investing'. Pricing may be slightly higher than most street labels, but it is not unattainable, almost Zara prices. I would rather pay a bit more than buying bad quality such as Topman's items. You can spot the significant difference in quality and workmanship between these 2 street labels, even though Adam for HE costs just slightly more.
I had the chance to try out a pair of checkered shorts at Topman which costs SGD $65 and a pair of Adam For HE shorts at SGD $99. Both look similar but Topman's quality is crap and crazy to command a $65 price tag. Loose thread ends, lousy fabric quality makes this an unwise place to spend your money on. I think Adam For HE have a balance of quality and price, which is great during 'wallet slimming' times. I am considering buying this lovely pair of Adam For HE Grey Checked Tailored Shorts. Looks chic and fabulous with shirts or tees for a nonchalant summer look.
Another item I am eyeing on is the Ankle Height Black Leather Strap Sandals. Not as gladiator in style(which is great since the trend might just die off by next season) but the covered heel design is cute and different. I wonder if I should get it, after amassing so many pairs of unworn sandals (gladiator style too! Yikes!) since last year. But at a price tag of SGD $119, it's a good buy which will last many seasons.
Source: HE By Mango
1) Adam For HE Grey Checkered Tailored Shorts - SGD $99
2) He By Mango Ankle Height Black Leather Strap Sandals - SGD $119
Where to buy: HE By Mango Counter at Isetan Scotts