Saturday, March 31, 2012
Summer is coming. Swimming, sailing and other unimaginable delights will arrive in the Northern Hemisphere by the end of May if not before. And to take full advantage of summer a man needs appropriate shoes.
Coming for summer this year is a limited edition bicolor Sloop in medium brown calf with a stone colored goatskin vamp. In anticipation, I am offering 2011 pricing to men placing pre-orders for May delivery (paradoxically, as the economy struggles Italian prices continue to rise). And of course buyers will be guaranteed a pair as there will only be a few of these.
The Sloop is the perfect summer shoe, relaxed, with laces that tie and untie. Wear them with shorts or chinos or with an odd jacket or a summer suit. As I once wrote, they look just as at home scuffed up in Mahattan Beach as they do freshly polished in the Hamptons.
Sloop is available in U.S half sizes from 7 to 13 (European sizes 39 1/2 to 47). The maker classifies them as D width, but they tend to be narrow (if the fit of the first size is not right, we will send another pair and pay the return shipping on the originals).
$550 per pair with a 20% deposit. Offer ends April 6, 2012.