Besides the number of a good tailor, we’ve always believed that handsome footwear are essential items for any gentleman. Shoes make or break an outfit and it’s important to wear a pair that matches the occasion. Your sneakers can only bring you so far. Homegrown footwear brand ALODD by Aldo Lipari has been one of our favourites ever since it opened its first store in Singapore last year at Centrepoint. The founder Aldo Lipari used to be the former CEO of Bally Southeast Asia and Oceania, and is well-versed in traditional shoemaking techniques.
This month, AUGUSTMAN has collaborated with Aldo Lipari to create two pairs of shoes exclusively for the AUGUSTMAN reader. We’ve chosen a Gardini loafer for the weekends when all you want to do is lounge in your shirt and shorts on a yacht somewhere, and a wholecut cuoio for the days when you need to make a strong impression in the office.
For more than 50 years, the horsebit-embellished loafer has been a menswear essential, effortlessly straddling the line between casual and formal. ALODD’s rendition of this stylish perennial is 100% handcrafted in Italy from supple full-grain black calf leather with a Blake-constructed leather sole inset with comfortable rubber. Natural latex cushioning in the insole ensures these classics are as comfortable as they are suave.
As for the wholecut, the shoe has always been considered the sleekest and most elegant footwear style. The streamlined upper is crafted from a single piece of high-quality leather. Minimalist yet with subtle details such as the stitched eye motif and the hand-finished patina effect on the toe, the wholecut is wholly made in Italy. After all, the Italians are the masters of footwear.
We’ve worked with Lipari and provided these two pairs at a steal for just S$397 each. It normally costs $600 on shelves. AUGUSTMAN readers will also enjoy 30 per cent off all other purchases on ALODD.com using the promo code ‘augustman30’.
Get the stylish loafer and handsome wholecut footwear here.