Monday, March 28, 2011

MAGNANNI FALL 2011 MEN's FOOTWEAR

 Parker Meridian Hotel, NYC

At the most recent FFANY show in early February, we stole some moments to preview the elegant Spanish footwear brand MAGNANNI ---

A family owned multi-generations' entity known for its luxe hand antiquing, supple texture of the fine leathers...and somewhat conservative silhouettes "with a twist" for the modern guy who doesn't want to look at an image of himself in 10 years (or five...) and cringe...at the shoes he was wearing. 























As befits a winter of serious slosh and snow--- not only in the former colonies--- but also in Western Europe, men's boots came up big again...for early Fall deliveries.


PLUS---men's boots are considered acceptable forms of footwear even for traditional office settings...and we saw several styles that fit that bill---and come with new lasts for the upcoming season. The above boot has some typical outdoor/hiker details---a padded collar, rugged outersole--- but the hand burnished patina of the leather, wingtip ornamentation, and contrast stitching around the outsole---

Well, we would not wear on a trek up a mountain. The Sierra boot, available now ($425) is stylish...and a favorite of retailers like Nordstrom.





Unique soles add functionality too

Chukah style boot with details that we usually see on a men's oxford wingtip---mix of flavors-include western
 We thought the rounder toe fashionable---not in a edgy way---but definitely urbane...and made these tie shoes denim friendly as well as perfect for suits wearers...


Lined boots ---in suede defy the cold.

























Grey suede---with punch out details...another  trend for Fall 2011


The loafer is always a popular style...here very---as well as being very well made---the heel detail gives the shoe some more pizazz above and beyond a typical ho-hum prepster staple.


Magnanni added a terrific collection of belts with the same finishes as the shoes...


Available online and off---including select Neiman Marcus ---and Bergdorf Goodman where on April 16th and 17th, 2011 Magnanni's own craftsman is onsite for custom color and hand  finishing of customer shoes. In a day, no less.

INFO: http://www.magnanni.com