#FirstClassFriday: Berluti Alessio

#FirstClassFriday: Berluti Alessio

Shoes like no other

Text: Pakkee Tan

There are shoes, and then there are the Berluti Alessios

Falling squarely into the upper echelons of luxury, Berluti shoes are a bastion of craftsmanship and design. For fall/winter 2015, it introduces the Alessio — a revisit of the classic Alessandro design (a mainstay of the company since 1895) but reworked into a more casual shape suitable for this day and age.

Berluti Alessio FW15

Crafted entirely out of one piece of leather, the upper in the Alessio is molded without any panels, seams or inserts; giving it a clean, fluid line. For comfort, the usual leather soles have been replaced with layers of rubber, leather and Micro — a supple high-tech material borrowed from the world of sports. What results is an extremely lightweight and versatile lace-up for the modern gentleman. Like its predecessors, it's bound to be a contemporary classic.

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