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July 28, 2009


Today I scored a pair of Opening Ceremony M8 classic saddle shoes in the most radiant silver gray suede.

As I was test-walking them around the house, they shone like old velvet!
With the situation being that I’m moving to the US for grad school, it’s not like I have the room in my suitcases for another pair of shoes. But Miguel offered them up at such a handsome price (thanks Miguel!), I had to throw caution to the wind.

I love the minimalist brogue detailing.
I’m not one to pass up a good deal on nice lace-ups. They to me are what sneakers are to most guys. I wear lace-ups with everything; they’re my comfort shoes.
They are, in fact, a size too big for me, but I got them anyway. Nothing a pair of Scholl insoles can’t fix!


  • Mat
    July 28th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Very nice!! they're going to look hot i can see that straight away. steve @ style salvage will be very jealous.

    July 28th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    So soft and pretty.

  • Quan
    July 28th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    exactly, you can always buy the soles of your size, and problem fixed! This grey is just right, not too dull, not too light, very crisp and clean. I'm a grey mood lately as well.

    the US awaits…

  • the F word
    July 28th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    want them always roomin a suit case for shoeslike this if not my advice is get another plane ticket and pack for two!
    i would


  • james v.
    July 28th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Those are some pretty cool shoes! I've been on the look out for some like those at thrift stores, but no luck. What school will you be attending in the U.S.?!

  • Miguel Paolo Celestial
    July 28th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Hey Izzy, glad you like them. Just posted your outfit on El Bosquejo (http://bit.ly/hiWJl) and La Folie Douce (http://bit.ly/lWh21).

    Didn't know they could still be called saddle shoes even in monochrome, and not derbies.

    Still thinking if I'll be attending that reunion…

  • Giancinephile
    July 29th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    It's hard to say no to shoes! It's always nice to have a lot of shoes and welcoming the idea of more shoes…

    What program will you be taking for your postgraduate?

  • Isabel
    July 29th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Yep, those shoes are rad!

    Where are you going to grad school and what for? Masters or Ph.D.? I'm kind of obsessed with grad school already and I haven't even finished my undergrad.

  • up and down town
    July 29th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Me too me too me toooooo – lace-ups=sneakers. I have a brown leather pair and a sand suede pair. When good ones are found, they must be bought.
    Grey suede, that has to be the best adjectival pairing of all time! I love everything about grey suede. Your shoes are gorgeous!!!

    July 30th, 2009 at 2:20 am

    That’s one handsome pair. I really thought you got it from Miguel ( Ongsiaco) of dotdotdot/Paul Smith

  • Frederic Betancourt.
    July 30th, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Iz great shooooes.
    I bought the hat here in Paris!

  • pennerad
    July 31st, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    i love lace ups. i've got quite the collection started and it seems to be growing to an abominable scale. love these.

  • Tom Tuttle from Tacoma
    August 1st, 2009 at 8:51 am

    they're really gorgeous.

    all the best in Boston!

  • mademoiselleb
    August 6th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Very nice shoes !!


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