No stranger to luxury footwear, Del Toro brings us their newest rendition of their classic velvet slippers. Draped in black velvet, the slip-on loafer is dressed in a laser-embossed paisley pattern across the entirety of its tonal upper. This handmade Italian slipper is now available via Del Toro’s Wynwood boutique and web store for $325 USD.
Richard Mille‘s latest wrist piece, the RM 030 Americas Limited Edition ($TBA) watch, is taking the idea of rarity to a new level. Exclusively available in North and South America, there are only 30 pieces up for grabs in total. The watch is composed of a smooth jet-black carbon nanotube casing and a clean black rubber strap. Detailed with an orange upper flange, as well as orange accents on the crown protector and hands, the RM 030 Americas Limited Edition watch and features a Calibre RMAR1 with a 55-hour power reserve. Finding this rare Richard Mille piece might be a bit of a challenge as stockists have been handpicked across the two continents, but enjoy a look above.
Ronnie Fieg presents the fourth and final installment of his collaborative Spring/Summer 2013 footwear range alongside Sebago. Where previous drops included the likes of the Almani, Vincent, Schooner, and Docksides, part 4 sees new versions of both the Schooner and Spinnaker. This time around the Spinnaker retains its handsewn moc-toe boat shoe aesthetic, pairing rich light blue nubuck with a light grey nubuck collar, a leather sock liner, navy rawhide laces, and a non-marking Docksides sole. The Schooner, on the other hand, sits atop a slip-resistant Campsides sole and features genuine moccasin construction with a light brown nubuck upper, a light denim collar, white rawhide laces, and calfskin lining. Retailing for $115 and $130 USD respectively, the two designs are now available online and in-store at Kith‘s Manhattan and Brooklyn storefronts. [See More]
Breitling gives its latest nod to aviators and their heritage with the new Transocean Unitime Pilot. The timepiece does so through the crown-adjustable world time system that corrects all indications, allowing the wearer to effortlessly negotiate travel between different timezones. The movement is a Manufacture Breitling Caliber B05, which is housed in a satin-brushed steel case with a steel mesh bracelet. The Pilot is available with a blue dial, polished red gold case, and with a 1,000-piece limited edition black steel case and bracelet. For further details on the Transocean Unitime Pilot Chronograph, visit Breitling’s website here.
For fans of Christian Louboutin’s dangerously spiky silhouettes, the French footwear brand releases the overzealous Dandy Pik Pik Velours. The slip-on is being described by the brand as the Louis Pik Pik in loafer form. The shoe is made from black calfskin suede and, of course, features the brand’s signature red bottoms. You can purchase a pair of the Dandy Pik Pik Velours from christianlouboutin.com for approximately $1,807 USD.
There are a lot of things to admire about Gucci, but the thing that strikes me most is the brand’s commitment to interesting hardware. Horse bits, stirrups, bamboo – the Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be a big, bold, rectangular buckle that’s being referred to as the Gucci Lady Buckle ($3,190 USD) and is often paired with striking jaguar print. (Which simply looks like leopard to me, but sure, we’ll go with Gucci’s story on which big cat it is.) If that look’s a bit too bold for you, you can also get the elements independently on a black leather version of the Gucci Lady Buckle Tote or a jaguar-print bamboo bag. As always, other brand staples are plentiful in the collection – lush python, logo hardware and Guccissima prints. [See More]
The gorgeous Blanco House is a residential project, defined by James D. LaRue Architects, in 2012, in Austin, Texas. The architects envisioned a flawless living environment, a home characterised by elegance and comfort. Its striking-beautiful terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a fine evening with a good wine, in the company of a dear friend. The glossy floor adds a touch of sophistication and offers a sneak preview of the graceful interior. [See & Read More]
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Every man should own at least one good pair of shorts. Comfortable and relaxed, they're the perfect fair-weather fall-back, and, as Style Director Mr. Dan May demonstrates in our new video, there are a number of ways to wear them. To illustrate this point, we have chosen J.Crew's Stanton Chino Shorts ($60 USD). Constructed from rugged cotton twill, they are available on MR PORTER in a wide range of colours, but to emphasise their versatility we've chosen just one: a sun-bleached shade of lobster pink that brings to mind an East Coast sensibility, and imparts a summery, preppy flavour to each of our five looks. Shorts are inherently informal, and will likely never be appropriate for dinner at The Ritz, but it's possible nevertheless to dress them up or down to suit a variety of laid-back summer scenarios. Enjoy.
This season Christian Louboutin has worked up its signature Rollerboy Spikes in camouflage-print pony hair for a new take on the luxe-cum-punk shoes. The loafer silhouette gets a predominantly brown camo upper punctuated by the bold use of gold-colored studs across the entire shoe. Complementing the special exterior is a rich leather lining inside along with black piping on the edges of the shoes. Available now at the Christian Louboutin online store for $1,495 USD.
Welcome to the Style Clinic. We're grateful for the sartorial queries you have sent to Mr. Porter thus far - please keep them coming. Alternately, you can send a letter to the address here. Our enquiry this week is from African pharmaceutical executive Mr Willem D van Niekerk, who wants to stay cool in the heat while still looking the business. Click on the video above to see how we advise him. Enjoy.