#FirstClassFriday: Celebrating a decade of the Louis Vuitton Driving Shoe
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.
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.
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.
For last week's #FirstClassFriday, click here.