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That Shoe Is For Dinner, Man

The man's loafer is a shoe that isn't well understood in my part of the region. It's always associated with the sloppy or the 'fuzzy uncle' when especially it is the simple classic design. But I can't blame for the stigma that has stuck itself on the loafer because the available designs for the common masses isn't very inspiring either. 

Many aren't aware that a chic pair of loafers represents effortless elegance. But much like the rest of the men's fashion, it was left to neglect. The essence of the loafer is very much like the man's suit, where the cutting and the fit is the essential factor. Fortunately, now there are attempts of various brands and designers to refresh the look of the loafer with added adornments and colors but while I'd fancy some of them, I still feel that the spirit of the loafer is one that has to be more indifferent.

J.M Weston collaborates with Maison Kitsune to create The New Yorker. 

Elegance with a touch of nonchalance. The main inspiration of the shoe is the black dinner suit.

black tie (redirected from dinner suit)
  1.  Semi-formal evening wear typically for men, usually requiring a tuxedo. 

In this shoe, French shoemaker, J.M. Weston forgoes their traditional Goodyear stitching in its loafers for the Blake stitching. This gives a more flexible and relaxed shoe. Usage of materials included combining smooth, almost glazed calfskin and grainy black calfskin whose sheen recalls the caviar-like grain of shagreen

Much like the suit, it's all about achieving that natural elegance and to complete it, the loafer is completely dyed in black - inside & outside.

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