Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Did Anyone Say Monogram?

This pair of sneakers aren't exactly my cup of tea. My personal style has always been minimal, plain and somewhat akin to Tom Ford's, who are against any kind of in-you-face monograms (which is an irony for someone who was an eponymous designer for Gucci).

But I made an exception for this pair since it was on sale and quite a bargain. 

I really dislike Gucci for not having specific name to its merchandises (unlike Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent or even Christian Louboutin). Unique names for each item will personalize the said item, don't you think so? Like Hermes 'Birkin' bag, Chanel '2.55' bag, Louis Vuitton 'Acapulco' sneakers (ehem) and Adidas 'JS Wings' sneakers (ehem), to name a few.

Anyway, back to this pair. Although the monogram looks like an overkill, actually they are shown only on the lateral side (I just had to apply that term from my dentistry background, sorry) of the shoe instead of covering its entirety. The trimmings are of dark blue leather and there's a Velcro strap adorned with a 'G'.

My hommie Ayi really loves this one and he has been wearing it around at any chance he got - much to the delight of his YSL and another Gucci sneakers for giving them a much-needed rest. He likes monograms so it suits him better.

This one retails for RM1700 before 30% discount. Purchased in Gucci Suria KLCC.

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