After a lengthy vacation from menswear-seven years to be exact-Manolo Blahnik has returned with a six-piece footwear collection for the boys. The collection packs quite the punch despite it’s rather small scale, ranging from the pinnacle of excellence-red suede Oxford brogues to the somewhat questionable-leopard print sandals. Of course, then there’s the bluest of blue..suede sandal/brogue hybrid shoe which I could hail as being oh so innovative but prefer to well..leave well enough alone.
The brogues as I’ve already made blatantly obvious are-for me-the high-point of the collection, bearing in mind I’ve only, yet, seen half of it. A yearning to combine them with some chequered pants has suddenly surfaced. But not and I stress this, not of the clown or chef variety. These require the most subtle of patterned pants to enhance the cheeky humour-a heady grey and black combo I reckon.
Braces come to mind too, although, perhaps that might be veering somewhat too far on the circus side of things, you decide…
Image from Vogue.co.uk
I love that red shoe!
That, uh, blue half-brogue is rather dubious, isn’t it. I didn’t realize at first that it had a peep toe, giving it a summery aspect to match the sling back. The question of pedicure comes up.The red brogue reigns supreme!
WOW!! Really?? What great news. I must tell my bf immediately.
The red ones are fantastic while the rest is pretty … special. When I saw those sandals, tarzan and a lacking pedicure immediately came to my mind. Not very appealing.
the red is pretty…but a little special..a little hard to wear…
Those sandals are terrifying.
cant wait for it!
it’s funny i’ve never been a fan of blahnic no matter all the hip about his designs but his shoes for men are amazing. Thanks for posting it!