Our final night in Spain was spent on the ocean front, at the newly-renovated Trocadero Club in Sotogrande. The surroundings were lavish, and the food exquisite; the perfect excuse to put on an extra special outfit to wave goodbye to our minimoon in style.
Let’s start with the shoes. I actually received this pair of Tassel Loafers in Burgundy Velvet from ASOS towards the end of last year in a larger-than-life haul. Shamefully, I didn’t get round to opening the shoebox to look at them for a good few months; knowing they were to be saved for a special occasion. Needless to say, once they were unboxed and I saw the velvet finish and bold colour on them (almost a pink rather than a burgundy), they haven’t been in the shadows again. They are the star of the show; a bold pair of shoes that still look classy. Pink that will make you think.
Stepping up to the challenge and lining up against the statement shoes is this pair of Panatalon 5 Bolsillos Blanco from Celopman (a fetching pair of slim fit white trousers for those who don’t speak Spanish). I already own two pairs of white jeans that are a looser fit with heavier material, but these stick to my legs, while being breathable and allowing a good amount of movement. Made in Spain to be worn in Spain. I’m not sure about shipping to the UK, but I’d highly recommend visiting a Celopman store should you be passing through any Spanish shopping centres.
Completing the look, this Blue Signature Oxford Shirt from Next Menswear keeps the outfit crisp and smart. You don’t always need to tuck a shirt in, especially in the heat, but a well-tailored shirt is a must have for any special occasion. On my wrist, the Abbott Lyon Black Classic Kensington 40 adds a more subtle materials to the mix; more of a fashion accessory than a timepiece in truth, given that we were running on Spanish time.
Do you have any statement shoes that you save for special occasions?