this time I want to take a look at something that nowadays is as famous as the Sistine Chapel… the double monk shoes by Al Bazar.
If you want a reference on how big is the subject you can google the words “Double Monk Shoes” and you’ll have over 4’600’000 results (four and a half million results!!!!! For a piece of menswear… I think it’s a quite interesting figure, don’t you think)
In fairness we are looking at some V.I.P. piece of footwear, quite often seen on very famous style websites such as The Sartorialist, GQ, Leon, but most importantly always worn by Mr. Lino Ieluzzi from the Milanese boutique “Al Bazar”.
I invite you to linger to the beautiful design, the perfection of the sawing, the immense quality of the materials and cure for the details (like the double sawing on the actual strap, the half leather heel, which in Italy is called “sparrow tail heel”).
What can I tell you more about these incredible piece of craftsmanship?
I want to salute you with a quote by Oscar Wilde:
“Beauty is a form of Genius, is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon. It cannot be questioned. It has divine right of sovereignty. It makes princes of those who have it.”
Let me know what do you think about it
Consultant Style Advisor