Zoning out on the home-bound subway, we kept re-reading (and re-reading) those plastered all over the subway car ads- temporarily monopolized by a contemporary American shoe company-with the tag line "Be a better person tomorrow than you are today."
Not trademarked---but an expression we figured- somehow- figured in with the ad's images of Spring attired females -occupying sidewalk space in street settings that could sub-in for 38.3% of the Big Apple boroughs.
|bold color blocking-in classic Fratelli Rossetti models|
And it reminded us of how well- crafted shoes would certainly make anyone a better dressed person tomorrow-or today--- and certainly wearing any item in the terrific sophisticated and polished collections of footwear- for men/women- that we recently previewed -by the Italian masters-Fratelli Rossetti.
We've been previewing Fratelli Rossetti seasonal offerings for awhile ---and each time-we are always amazed at how a label with deep archival wealth (think- their casual elegance of the iconic Brera tasseled men's shoe)---manages to conjure up new interpretations of timeless models and new silhouettes-"...brimming with detail and quality."
For women-the multi-toned bold color combos of leather---are so fresh---especially when married on several tried and true shoe styles-an oxford and cropped boot -both lace-ups, a t-strap-Mary jane style and classic round toe pumps on a slight platform---embellished with men's inspired details-(perforated toe uppers)---ALL inspired by the glam Carnaby Street of London in the 60's.
|the thin ankle strap pump reminds us of the 70's too-the kind of shoes our older relatives spent the night in-dancing away---updated in in terrific autumnal tones on a hint of a platform.|
|Plush leather handbags---includin this luxurious oversized zipped top satchel-tat fits perfectly on a shoulder.|
|glossy patinas-in beautiful deep tones-achieved by hand application-on masculine tasseled moccasin and and spiffy Oxford-for the ladies-with a narrower silhouette.|
|two tones/two textures---classic pump and a slip-on-with slight platform.|
|a mannish look-lace-up and a loafer---feminized with elevated platform and solid heels...added height but still walkable|
|these are wonderful interpretations of the men's two buckle boots/shoes- a Central European atmosphere that pervades some of the men's selections too.|
|practical styles-a weather tough boot-and slip-on-leather and wool-nice mix of textures-with breathable leather lining|
A favorite corner of the room for us---the display containing these bold modern black patent leather/white leather combos-all with a sleek tapered toe....in booties-that are mule hybrids (imo), an ankle boot with a mod strap above the ankle, a smooth men's style lace-up (that'll make the men jealous)---and a fringed, slip-on with a tiny strap. WOW.
And a matching oversized frame handbag...lady-like-but not old-lady--- and practical
|evening slippers---in a printed fur/brocade-with tassels|
|another plus over-sized satchel---with leather inset logo|
|tassled loafers, smooth lace-ups, classic penny (euro) loafer---in rich Fall tones|
|with a heel-solid loafers with tassel...|
|suede lace-up boot|
|Fun-slip-ons in patterns and colors...|
|perfect work pumps-elegant and streamlined...for all the 6' gals in our family who never wear heels.|
|A nifty take on the pumped-up kicks-high-top style---in leather/patent leather toe caps, back heel- and trim.|
|black or white outsoles add punctuation to statement making sneakers|
|hiker style upper is merged with classic men's derby...clever and polished...we can see men wearing this with suits as well as jeans.|
|even the rugged rubber sole is elegant|
|military style---three buckles on a boot references Central Europe-with clearly visible welt stitching|
|double buckles---in a masculine shoe-a new classic|
|Welt stitching----on a classic black boot-with side buckle, back leather tab/side zip for easy on/off|
|hammered leather Derby -with rugged rubber outsoles|
|THE BRERA Tasseled Mocassin-hammered leather|
|chucka boot-in leather......on right-trendy double strap boot---|
|Chelsea boot-pull-on-with perforated embellishments|
|English style Derby....classics|
|casual wear but no compromise on production---with welt stitching...|
|weather tough rubber outsoles|
|a style every guy should have----|