Is it summer where you are? It’s totally summer here, and Vancouverites are spending every leisurely moment on the beach. Unfortunately that means that they have also fully adopted a uniform of jean cutoffs and flip-flops — even for the city. The former, I dislike (they can be cool on the right person), but the latter, I hate. Flip-flops are lazy, sloppy, and should only be worn to the beach. Or to your pedicurist and back. Agree?
However, I do love a nice, breezy leather sandal. A few weeks ago I featured Vancouver-based designer Erin Templeton’s Roman Holiday-like sandal, and this week I’m going straight to the source of the ultimate summer dream: St Tropez.
K Jacques St Tropez is a small family-owned shoe company that’s been around since the 1930s, rooted in the town’s handcrafted shoe-making practice. Over the years, they have collaborated with Balenciaga, Givenchy, Helmut Lang, and Kenzo — all equally impressive! Zebra, neon…what’s not to love?
$315 at Net-a-Porter. (Okay, a little pricey, but this kind of a sandal lasts forever and looks even better well-worn.)