Monday, 28 April 2008

The Material Boy #81

Gucci White Leather Sneakers with Gucci Script Embroidery and Silver Studs

Talk about punk and seems Gucci managed to pull off these 2 aspects of spring men's look with ease for spring summer 2008. The Gucci Spring Summer 2008 collection Gucci Menswear grew on me over the past few weeks. It just gets more and more appealing to me. But I can never find the items I want in Singapore stores as they usually do not bring in the more pricey and edgy runway looks. I had been 'struggling' to find things to buy from the Singapore stores. :-P Either the items were too expensive, or they dun have my desired styles.

Last Saturday I was at the store again, and I went to check out the footwear which I have been neglecting. And here's one of the shoes that caught my eye. I had bought a pair of gingham checks A/X shorts and it strike me all of a sudden that this pair of white leather sneakers with metal studs and the Gucci script embroidery is perfect to add a speck of dashing red and rocker chic to the look. I was originally not a fan of the Gucci script embroidery as it looked a bit cheap in the production, especially on the T-shirts. Maybe using it in a bigger size makes the embroidery show it's crude handwork. But used at a smaller size, it actually works! The silver studs has character and I start to fall for it:-)

I am not sure what the SGD price is. But you can find it on for US$550. So I reckon it would translate to Approx. SGD$800.

I think I am falling in love with too much footwear. I cannot resist shoes. Should I get this(which I know I will wear it for ages to come) or the D&G mid calf gladiator sandals(I might keep it in the box for a while questioning if I will look too dramatic wearing them)? I hate making choices:-(. hahaha. Any suggestions?

On a last note, remember to tune in the channel 5's 'Fashion Forward' for the coverage of the Gucci Fashion show I attended a few weeks ago. Was a fabulous event.

Retail price: US$550. Where to buy: Gucci Boutique at Paragon or


Anonymous said...

they don't appeal me at all -it seems so fake, i mean seems like a 10bucks pair from chinatown hehe! im not really into big monogramma or logos that stands out.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

hahhaa...I think i am that flashy sometimes:-P love huge logos.

Scott Lefaive said...

hey. i work for neiman marcus in the u.s. i see that you're having trouble finding a lot of things in singapore. for instance, the gucci shoes referenced in this post come in silver, black, and white, in both lo-tops and hi-tops. if you need help finding anything feel free to email me at and i can ship you things from my store.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

thank you scott! Yes! I will definitely keep you in mind if I need things from neiman marcus. Splendid!:-) another means for getting shopping items:)

I would love those studded sneakers in white high tops. How much are you guys retailing for? and what is the shipping cost?

Anonymous said...

Cool design!! I am a big fan of Gucci shoes. Those are the best combination of simplicity and fashion.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Alice,

welcome to my blog! I love Gucci accessories, but only the runway versions. This season's shoes are a bit of a disappointment for mens.

But the women's range is spectacular!