Friday, 15 June 2012

A Post After A Long Hiatus - Santoni FAMs Double Monk Strap Shoes

It has been a long time since I posted anything in here. I have been a little occupied with lots of things and blogging  wasn't one of them. Anyway, I do believe that some shoe pornography is in order to start things off again.

But before the pictures start flowing in again I have to say that most Malaysian men are oblivious when it comes to having a proper pair of shoes on their feet. I see most of them with ten thousand Rnggit watches (or more) but the cheapest looking three hundred ringgit loafers that actually do not go well with their fancy double cuff dress shirts and silk ties. Once I was at a cafe at the Suria KLCC and out of the hundreds of men that passed by, only one chap had a decent (and it was not even great) pair of shoes.

Let me say that your ten thousand Ringgit watch MUST be complemented by a great pair of shoes in order for you to be a complete package. Aristotle Onassis once said that " If you want to know the measure of a man look at the shoes he wears".

One has a choice of using either Italian made or English made shoes for the best. I prefer Italian as they are lighter, daintier and cut a slimmer profile most of the time. The shoes are more cutting edge, or fashion forward but sometimes when cut in the normal styles, utterly sublime - like this pair of Santoni FAM (Fatte A Mano) double monkstraps pictured below. It may not be bespoke or a custom made pair, but as Ready to Wear goes, the finishing/ antiquing is stunning.

- Don't you just love the fit to size (mine's a size 9 - in Santoni sizing) and exact shape of the shoe, shoe tree?

Note: Santoni shoes can be found at the Parkson departmental stores at Suria KLCC and at the Pavillion Shopping Center in Kuala Lumpur. They used to be sold at Isetan KLCC but after a hiatus, the brand is back, together with Church's shoes (both have the same importer here in Malaysia). And I am glad they're back.

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