Brand: College x Aries
Model: Antick loafer
Key Features: Black leather upper customized with the Aries logo in three eye-catching colors running down the front of the shoe in a duct tape-like print.
Release Date: July 19
Price: £275 (approximately $357)
Editor’s Notes: College, the iconic loafer brand founded in the United States in the ’50s, and London-based Aries have teamed up on a special loafer that draws its inspiration from Italy’s Paninaro youth culture of the ’80s.
Paninaro started when the youth of Milan would hang out at the Panino café (“panino” means sandwich in Italian). The groups later met at an Italian fast-food chain at the Piazza San Babila. The movement became synonymous with globalization and consumerism, as young Italians reoriented themselves away from Italy’s traditional slow eating culture toward fast food and imported fashions.
Loafers, most commonly associated with American colleges and preppy style, are symbolic of the Transatlantic influence on the old country. And more importantly, they’ve become a must-have alternative in any sneakerhead’s rotation.
Flip through the campaign imagery above for some inspiration on how to style them, before checking out the loafers in detail below.
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