Common Projects Sneakers

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Finally bit the bullet on a pair of Common Projects sneakers that I have been lusting after. Common Projects is a collaboration between designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat.  The brand was launched in 2004 and started with a single shoe design that the founders were laser focused on to create a luxury sneaker with a sleek and clean aesthetic. There in was the birth of the Achillies, Common Projects’ most popular style.  Top notch nappa leather, made in Italy, it has a cult following with sneakerheads.  With comfort like this, who needs dress shoes!  I purchased this pair from Revolve Clothing.

The Fab 4 – 50th anniversary collection


Bloomingdales has announced their Beatles themed clothing campaign to celebrate the Fab 4’s 50th anniversary.  The clothing line and related accessories include suits, overcoats, bomber jackets, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, cufflinks and bags.  The department store also has struck a deal with The Beatles’ Apple Corp. company to sell handkerchiefs packaged in replicas of the band’s classic albums.  The shots appearing below were taken at Bloomingdales in Fashion Valley, San Diego.

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Beyond the Fab 4, the department is also celebrating Brit culture in general with a collection that offers 250+ exclusive items from 50 UK based brands like Paul Smith, Barbour, Hardy Aimes, Bespoken and Burberry.  Add some Brit style to your wardrobe this fall.

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Allen Edmonds Clearance


For 3 days only, Allen Edmonds has an extra 25% off their clearance shoes and accessories online.  Here are the select styles that caught my eye although the selection is pretty good all in all.  Free shipping and returns to boot.

BROWN/WHITE SPECTATOR BELT

BROWN/WHITE SPECTATOR BELT

BROADSTREET BLACK/BURGUNDY CALF WINGTIPS

BROADSTREET BLACK/BURGUNDY CALF WINGTIPS

HAMPTONS WALNUT CALF/WHITE CALF WINGTIPS

HAMPTONS WALNUT CALF/WHITE CALF WINGTIPS

MCGRAW BITTER CHOCOLATE SUEDE DRESS LOAFERS

MCGRAW BITTER CHOCOLATE SUEDE DRESS LOAFERS

SPIAGGIA WHITE NUBUCK WINGTIP OXFORDS

SPIAGGIA WHITE NUBUCK WINGTIP OXFORDS

Gucci 1953 Houndstooth Loafers


Another fabulous version of the iconic 1953 Gucci loafer in houndstooth …

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The Classic Gucci Horsebit Loafer – Python 1


The classic Gucci horsebit loafer is now in it’s 60th year of production and is being celebrated with limited edition shoes that are worthy of any dandy collection.  Credit Aldo Gucci for the creation of the classic loafer that is equally at home as it is in the office.  In 1953, Aldo was responsible for overseeing the design of the classic slip on which included as a finishing touch, a beautiful two piece ring ring and bar mouthpiece for horses.  My Gucci collection includes several loafers but none as pretty as the 1953 python in blue that I recently added.

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These kicks are incredibly comfortable and impeccably finished.  Pair them with slim dark denim for a striking contrast!

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IMG_5422The Python loafers in Blue are currently available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.