Once upon a time, there was nothing more glamorous than stepping onto a plane, baggage in tow, ready to take to the skies and visit all corners of the earth.
International air travel, by all means, remains a privilege, yet the commercialization of aviation has largely stripped flying of its 20th-century glamour – but by tooth and nail, DUKE + DEXTER is bringing it back.
Unfortunately, it's not about to charter you a private jet across the Atlantic, but its second collection with Playboy has been tailored to make you feel like every journey you make, whether by land, sea, or air, has you feeling like an icon of aviation's golden era.
How does a footwear brand go about achieving this? Well, if you're familiar with DUKE + DEXTER, you'll know its Penny Loafers are nothing short of iconic, and once again, they form the basis of its work alongside the global media and lifestyle company that is Playboy.
A piece of footwear that exudes attitude and confidence, these loafers make for the perfect foundation to set jet-set chic in motion. I mean, you need online as Matthew McConaughey, Michael B Jordan, YG, and others amongst the D+D alumnus.
Front and center for the second undertaking is a five-piece loafer selection, each of which features iconic graphics and iconography from within Playboy's extensive vintage magazine cover archive. Three of the pack sit on a base of black and white leather, while a fourth white pair is decorated red.
The final pair features a heavily textured pink suede upper, playing canvas to embroidered Playboy spellouts and the unmistakable "Big Bunny."
Making a statement reflective of the era that inspires the collection, footwear alone is not enough; this is achieved with a silky monogrammed robe, eyemasks, wash bag, wallet, card holder, and leather flight tags.
For those hoping to get their hands on the collection, haste is highly recommended, given the quick sell-out that followed the first DUKE + DEXTER x Playboy collection. Each of the five loafer styles is limited to 250, so you'll need to act fast when they land online on September 7.