While thinking about slipon shoes this week I was reminded of Berluti's iconic Warhol, an Italian-made shoe with a Parisian sensibility. The Berluti link does not offer much as the web site is down for a redesign, but the local Barney's had a pair convenient to the Apple store where I was headed anyway.
Berluti is known for its idiosyncratic designs as well as its excellent finishes. Fortunately, the Warhol manages to avoid the extreme look of some of that firm's offerings while remaining just edgy enough to be a nice pairing with cotton (I cannot bring myself to say denim) trousers and a blazer at anything goes, see and be seen occasions like film festivals in the south of France. There it would be too conservative for Lapo but perhaps not out of place as an outlier in George Hamilton's wardrobe.
$1,400 at Barney's stores in the United States, the only distribution I am aware of other than the Berluti stores in New York and the major European cities. That is pricey of course but, as the saying goes, you do get two shoes.