October 4, 2011
Unbeknownst to most tropic-dwellers, a phenomenon called the Indian summer occurs in temperate countries, in autumn, wherein the temperature rises to nearly summer-like heat, usually after there had been a cold spell. Indian summer this year happened to fall right on fashion week, and though many a layer-lover was dismayed (or found himself rendering fat in tweeds and cashmeres), I did what any sensible island boy would do: shed layers. Inspired by the desert-like weather, I wore what I thought a fashion-kooky desert nomad would wear: sumptuous sand-colored suede shoes, white linen, and a waistcoat in a somewhat Arabic print–sans shirt.
Illesteva sunglasses, Ann Demeulemeester reversible vest, Old Hollywood pin, J. Crew linen pants, Desert Weaver shoes courtesy of Clarks
Clarks had sent over these Desert Weavers—what look to be a cross between the iconic Wallabees and Desert Boots, but with that distinctive hand-stitching all around the sides. They have been my absolute favorite shoes for the past few weeks. You know I love a beige suede shoe, and the chunky, almost creeper-like crepe sole makes these quite current.
Clarks Desert Weavers in camel suede
When it’s hot outside, the wrist party stays home. Sometimes it’s nice to make a statement with one special piece.
Dad’s vintage yellow gold Rolex on chocolate brown alligator
photographs by Hudson Shively