La Greca Magazine
"Till death do us part". Despite my affection for shoe couture I had never thought this could be vowed to a shoe, until I met Cedric. We like to follow trends - some of us even set them for a season or two - so shoes have become somewhat expendable items. Could a fashionista be faithful to a pair of pumps for more than a decade, or - an even more plausible question - wouldn't this pair of danced-the-night-away heels betray her one day? Sure, after a million steps the sole will be worn-out, the heel scratched and the color faded. The same goes for men’s footwear. Can then a shoe be more than a summer fling?
The way I see it, a gentleman, as well as a lady, "walks the talk". A promise is a choice they stick to; The people behind the handcrafted, made-to-measure shoe brand Saint Crispin’s value and return the promise in the form of a rare lifetime guarantee. The style is also timeless and the client - man or woman - can play with leather and color combinations from a rich palette to add a contemporary touch to a variety of designs: oxfords, crocs. loafers, derbys, boots and more. True, they come with a price, but - here's my tip - for a high-end wadrobe: buy less but better!
On December 7th 2016 at the Memlinc Hotel on the Belgian coast of Knokke, a few selected prestigious guests were invited to delve into the world of this exclusive Romania-based brand. As an expert sartorial advisor and Saint Crispin’s retailer in Belgium, Cedric Burnel gave detailed information on the manufacturing process, while the luxurious product presentation, the candle-lit atmosphere, the vibrant photo shoot and the classical music drapery were realized by La Greca Blog. The modern baroque Versailles Hall was transformed into a warm, inviting showroom where people mingled with a glass of their favorite drink and welcomed the holiday season with a special Sinterklaas treat.
“This patent leather is finished with a black coat; this is why the result is this delicious deep burgundy shine. And you see, these are made from different parts of calf leather, so the texture looks and feels smoother or rougher” Cedric explained while guiding Anthony Wittesaele and Hans Christian Demyttenaere through the process of finding their true love, always staying faithful to his client’s personal stylistic individuality.
With only 1500 pairs a year, and created only by order, these limited designer items pledge to accompany you in sickness and in health and it is highly unlikely that you will ever decide to untie the knot. I have already made my choice to complete a no-mainstream yet feminine look with a velvet tuxedo by PINKO shop Knokke. Will you say "YES"?
Mr. Burnel at your service.
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