Words by, Igee Okafor
Photography by, Trey Hicks
It is certain that slip ons offer a more relaxed, and easy going look. It's the obvious reason I wear them when temperatures start to rise. You can't beat well polished shoes that have the adeptness to appeal to both white-collar, and after hour settings. This is one of the central reasons I believe Paul Evans's Van Damme Belgian Loafer is a collectible for the summer. It's one of the neatest examples of a shoe that embodies good taste, and charm through its simplicity.
Aesthetically, its craftsmanship is pure perfection. Making for a sleek appearance overall, the Blake Stitching on these shoes do not only contribute to its image, but to its lightness as things pertain to weight. The fine full grain Italian calfskin leather used on the shoe has a sensational richness in color which is quite impressive considering the shoe was painted by hand. For styling purposes, its color ranging from oxblood to other shades of brown can be concentrated on when paired with well tapered trousers that are light toned. It's exactly what you want this summer.
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