#FirstClassFriday: Celebrating a decade of the Louis Vuitton Driving Shoe

#FirstClassFriday: Celebrating a decade of the Louis Vuitton Driving Shoe

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Text: Priscilla Tan

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the maison's driving shoe, Louis Vuitton launches a made-to-order service

Known for its timeless relaxed elegance, the Louis Vuitton Driving Shoes are a staple in every travelling bag. Besides the signature LV initials branded on the front, the tubular construction, hand-stitched vamp and rubber nub sole give us more than enough reason to love these loafers. Made in an assortment of leather — from grained mat calf, patent, Taiga to Caiman — the stellar quality Louis Vuitton prides itself on is evident.

Last year, ten years of the Monte Carlo loafer saw a parade of colours. This year, a decade of the Driving Shoes is celebrated with typical Louis Vuitton savoir faire, and sees two surprises in store. First up, a selection of 11 new hues. With seasonal colours such as Marine, Indigo and Beige, the sober colour palette offers a touch of summer sophistication. 

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Secondly, be witness to the brilliance of classic Louis Vuitton personalisation services with a made-to-order service for the well-loved loafers. With a four to six months lead time, the customised shoes are fashioned with exotic Caiman leather — think luxe reptilian looks — and available in an array of 13 colours the likes of Noir, Cacao, Epicea, Ocre and Blanc. Choose between three different buckle finishings — dark ruthenium, dark ruthenium with leather insert (tone on tone) and antique gold — and for a literal silver lining, get your initials hotstamped in silver along the lining of the shoe. 
Louis Vuitton Made to Order Caiman leather Driving shoes, buro247 sg, LV driving shoe 10th anniversary

The made-to-order service for Louis Vuitton's Driving Shoe is available at Louis Vuitton Marina Bay Sands and Ngee Ann City. Prices start from $1,030.

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