Men's Style: Extraordinary Accessories: Sure-Footed

  • Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
    Photograph by Cordero Studios/www.corderostudios.com
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  • William Kissel

Pedestrian Perfection. In his quest to redefine men’s footwear, Italian accessories designer Cesare Paciotti created perhaps this season’s most intriguing hybrid—a cap-toe dress shoe with a high-top sneaker’s heel and sole. Numerous other designers have followed in his footsteps, embracing the concept of mixing the elegant aesthetics of a dress shoe with the comfort of athletic footwear.

Photo from left: Giorgio Armani (212.988.9191, www.giorgioarmani?.com) printed woven-leather slip-on, $550; Berluti (212.439.6400, www.berluti.com) Lune Rousse hand-finished loafer, $1,400; Cesare Paciotti (212.452.1222, www.cesare-paciotti?.com) loafer with side buckle and classic wingtip perforated toe detail, $600.

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