Sunday, 8 March 2009
My Shoe Collection #39
Pierre Hardy Grey Patent Leather Open Toe Gladiator Sandals
(Reveal from 'Let There Be Light!')
After consistently paying my $tribute$ to the 'high fashion temple' of Club 21, I have amassed a 'significant' amount of 'merit' (namely in Club 21 Reward Points) through out the past few months. Being a loyal 'devotee' sure does have its perks. And with double club points to go with your weekend Club 21 purchases till May, the road to 'heavenly' rewards comes 2x faster!
Finally with enough 'merit' set aside, I am ready to redeemed my 'hard-earned' devotion. Last Saturday, I made a 'pilgrimage' to Club 21 mens to check out what offerings I may be able to choose from. The range and temptation is mind boggling. Too much goodies are in store, that for once, I am loss for words on what to be rewarded.
I remembered I blog about this pair of Pierre Hardy Grey Patent Leather Open Toe Gladiator Sandals a short while back. And it had lingered in my mind ever since I saw it on Pierre Hardy's website. As expected, Club 21 being at the forefront of Singapore's luxury fashion scene, they stock this design! I gasp when my eyes behold upon this shoe. All else, not even the cool Lanvin or Jil Sander shoes that screams for me to pick them could take my eyes off this Pierre Hardy baby.
So I asked to try on the shoe. This time being a bit smarter, I took size 41 (one size up than my Pierre Hardy Open Toe Chukka Boots) and they feel more comfortable and fitting now. Perfect summer colour, easy to coordinate and matches a myriad range of styles. Gladiator style sandals is so in these days (perhaps not for women anymore, since all the 'ah lians' are wearing gladiator shoes even if they have 'pig trotters' for feet) but men's footwear is still relevant in this style with many designers offering footwear inspired by ancient roman designs.
However, Pierre Hardy being Pierre Hardy...he never settles for a direct copying of any reference. He did his magic and injected ingenuity to craft a Greek style design (Think Hermes' winged sandals who is the messenger of the Greek gods) out of his signature chukka boots. In place of cover toe, he replace it with strap style open tote design similar to last Spring Summer's Open Toe Chukka Boots (which I also owned). Metal buckles are also added for function and detailing, this shoe cages the feet well and I suddenly feel I am ready for a 'mall arena' to fend out any opponents to get the best shopping bargains!
Gladiator chic with a contemporary twist never look this good:-P Indeed, the 'shopping gods' of Club 21 has granted me 'fleet of foot' and high style to match:-P I am ready to fulfill my 'holy' mission to help save the economy:-) A sign of 'Divine' intervention:-P
The sandals looks so compatible with my Balenciaga anthracite weekender!
(I paid a small amount of SGD $139 after offsetting the purchase with SGD $360 worth of vouchers redeemed thru my Club 21 points. Paying 'tribute' at Club 21 sure does reap its rewards!:-P)
Retail price: SGD $499. Where to buy: Club 21 Mens at Four Seasons Hotel