Men's shoes often leave much to be desired.
Classic silhouettes' and neutral colors have dominated the market for
years and although these styles have longevity for a reason, it's always
refreshing to see a designer putting a fresh spin on classic staples.
Along those lines, that's why we're psyched Louis Leeman Paris is
opening a flagship store in New
York. The brand is the love child of couple Louis Leeman and Erica
Pelosini, combining his shoe obsession and incredible attention to
her fashion acumen. With a creative
combination of traditional Italian craftsmanship and quality fabrics
with modern finishes Louis Leeman
Paris caters to that guy who is looking for timeless elegance with a fun
attitude. Whether you're looking for a colorful sneaker with metal plate
detailing, a pair of blue camo loafers or a classic fashionable brogue a
wide variety of options ensures that there is something for every man.
The store itself, much like a jewelry box,
has been developed with the same attention to detail as the product it
contains. Located at 793 Madison Avenue on the corner of 67th street
the store has been designed by Louis in conjunction with lead British design
firm David Collins Studio to reflect a re-imagined Parisian salon. The exterior
of the store is framed in antique brass and the doors to the boutique have been
inspired by the Art Deco apartment buildings scattered throughout New York. An
ornate fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the room, giving the space an
intimate feel. The sophisticated ambiance is enhanced by comfy seating, mirror
plated doors, and reclaimed parquet de Versailles flooring. A hidden room
flanking the fireplace and lined in antique brass is a functioning cobbler's room that
offers bespoke shoe services and customization. Bottom line? Run (don't walk) in your snazzy brogues to check out the boutique.