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Friday, July 25, 2008

Purple Driving Mocs Are All The Rage

Comments on "Purple Driving Mocs Are All The Rage"


Blogger Abby said ... (9:57 AM) : 

haha LOVE IT!


Blogger Q. said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Oh I love this! Beautiful rich colour, a bit different without being intrusive.


Blogger designerman said ... (10:08 AM) : 

God you have to give it to the Italians. When they get on a look, the do it with a vengeance. I can't imagine a look like this taking off here.

But I love the way they embrace their inner-stylishness and just go for it. Where would menswear be without Italian men?


Blogger Caruso said ... (10:16 AM) : 

OK...I must have these! (They're evidently worth creating a google account!) Anyone know who carries them?


Blogger Coryn said ... (10:18 AM) : 

those shoes are the bomb-diggity!! I love them.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (10:22 AM) : 

OK, having a couple of friends that are buyers for stores, this looks like the loafers were a sample, but I think they are VERY cool. It takes a very confident guy to wear these and pull it off. The good thing about unusual colors of footwear is that it tends to not sell, and then you can get it with a deep discount! These look like Car Shoe or maybe Tods. And purple goes well with jeans, so pretty much anyone has something to match with these! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Blogger Resplendato said ... (10:23 AM) : 

With white pants they are just perfect!

Would you wear them with any other color pants though?


Anonymous Basil said ... (10:24 AM) : 

really who sells the these amazing shoes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:24 AM) : 

These shoes look great when worn with confidence, but are probably more of a fleeting trend. Regardless, these guys look HOTTT!!!


Blogger Miss Shoo said ... (10:25 AM) : 

The purple soled revolution begins, love it!


Blogger Dan said ... (10:26 AM) : 

The versatile purple driving shoe-a fashion staple. Perfect with a suit or casual wear.
Seriously, I love the purple shoes. Nice color palette in the first photo. I like the pocket square. I think I'm wearing those pants. You could quibble about lengths here but they don't bother me. It's summer. It's hot. It's casual. Don't quibble.
Now what exactly is going on in the third photo. Is that a couple dressed alike? That's creepy. They don't look like mall walkers. What IS going on?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:30 AM) : 

They ARE Tod's ! My girlfriend put me off buying a pair last year in London and I have regretted it ever since, they were the penny loafer style ones, now they only do the lace version. Seeing them again I MUST have them !! :-)


Blogger Magic said ... (10:40 AM) : 

mocassini the most confortable shoes for the summer time, I love wear them in all occasions also with my swimming wear.TOD'S is the best but carshoe is not bed..


Anonymous Specialward said ... (10:41 AM) : 

Idea sounds good on paper but I can imagine never hearing the end of it if I ever rocked those. Those are TODs by the looks of the pebble soles.


Blogger Gabriela said ... (10:56 AM) : 

Purple mocs! Genious! I specially like them paired with white pants, very refreshing!


Anonymous Gianni3000 said ... (11:18 AM) : 

Purple is, like, so June 2008. For August I would go for yellow or Celtic green. Except in Florence where the pics are from. In Florence guys love purple or viola since its the color of the local soccer team. But yes, it does work, doesn't it.

And the kicker: in Florence you'll get a purple (or yellow or green) hand made in Italy, no-brand pair of suede mocs for 55€.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:34 AM) : 

love the purple color :)


Blogger Jessica said ... (11:46 AM) : 

i'm surprised by how much i like these looks, esp. the last one. i think most men would look silly in these shoes, but done well they are magnificent!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:48 AM) : 

ugh..must go to FLorence..for hand made shoes!!! not only are the shoes talk worthy but check out teh rest of their outfits!! i especially like the white one..but i don't get the third picture. there were TWO guys in white with purple loafers?


Blogger Zakuro said ... (11:53 AM) : 


it is also fashion accent.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

Diego Della Valle (Mr Tod's) also owns Fiorentina football club, whose team colour is purple, which adds a kind of synergy to the whole concept!


Blogger -h of candid cool said ... (12:27 PM) : 

please send some purple suede moccs my way (and not those ballet/mocc hybrids)!!


Blogger António Erre said ... (12:33 PM) : 

NICE! Mocassins are very confortable


Blogger Adiel said ... (12:51 PM) : 

Hideously perfect! I love them.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

I love these on men... how manchic it is =)


Anonymous philippe said ... (1:06 PM) : 

definitely Car Shoe and I wouldn´t be surprised to know these guys are sponsored by the company (Prada by the way). looks good anyway .


Blogger M. said ... (1:10 PM) : 

I just bought moccasins! I hope they're wearable for women as well, because the few times i've worn them so far they've been so comfortable i never want to take them they make my normally huge feet look small, something i greatly appreciate.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:53 PM) : 

What are the chances of two men in the same pace at the same time wearing purple mocs???


Anonymous xie said ... (2:02 PM) : 

talk about a weird and very specific trend... i don't know if i'd be into seeing these on my man. perhaps green or traditional tan..


Anonymous vavavinny said ... (2:05 PM) : 

The plum moccasins in the first picture a bright, fun addition to an everyday prepster uniform. The purple looks lovely against the khaki pants. Well done!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Purple moccasins! Who would have thought. I like it though! Purple seems to be the in color right now?


Blogger Barbara said ... (2:46 PM) : 



Blogger *corinne said ... (2:51 PM) : 

oh i'm jealous, can ladies pull any version of these off?


Blogger *corinne said ... (2:51 PM) : 

oh i'm jealous! can ladies pull any version of these off?


Anonymous DesignGod said ... (3:07 PM) : 

I'm having a friend pick a pair of these up for me and send them over. I love them.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:10 PM) : 

i need a pair of these shoes asap any one have any links to where i can find them much apreciated thanks james


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

Coloured suede driving moccasins are all over Selfridges at the moment. Tod's, Prada and some new brand called Fin's. Purple and chocolate seem the most popular. Question is whether you can justify driving loafers and driving gloves, or does that make you a dapper version of Alan Partridge?


Blogger Maegan said ... (3:45 PM) : 

I like em.


Blogger Filomena said ... (3:59 PM) : 

Seems purple is new man shoes color! Love it!


Blogger K.B. said ... (4:17 PM) : 

I want 'em. Purple is MY color.

But not with suits, no. Something more casual.


Anonymous KEF said ... (4:21 PM) : 

The first man is yummy. I love it when people (espeically men) pull off intense color like that -- it shows such confidence, which exudes sexiness.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:30 PM) : 

Is this purple the "eggplant" I've seen during my recent online shoe-search?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

Lovely touch to any casual outfit. It's very effective in the same fashion flats compliment dresses.


Blogger gabriel said ... (5:56 PM) : 

Cute, but destined to be a passing fad. Wear them with linen and cotton this Summer. In November, put them back in the closet, to be taken out for an "Aughts" party in 2016, then wear with impudence from 2021-24.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:21 PM) : 

I like these shoes...who makes them? Where can you buy them in NYC?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Its all too much!!! The purple is pharmacutical! - but all so perfect! I've seen them, and almost bought them in Capri, and now its just late in the season and my brown ones is just bummed (or is it healed?) out!!! ...and.... Sart!!! you're making me deal with Carrie Bradshaw type issues here, and how I wish I could consult with you at my mystical Bergdorfs or my mystical Bon Marche, because you've made such issues as the perfect purple carshoe prevelent... and not for the obvious commercial reasons.. Good for you for choosing Lanvin as the perfect collection since it is, and not for being over designed or over conceptualised (Raf Simons) but rather for being well thought out and attractive. BTW, Jil Sander was great when under her guidance... great shapes, subtle colouration and luxury fabrication. But hey, fashion is nothing if not timely and...
this is your time! X, London


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:30 PM) : 

the last man, (final look) is the most perfect! Bleached out Hermes belt, sand marked toecap... man man man, he knows he's wearing them well...


Blogger Ryan Mac said ... (6:52 PM) : 

i saw the exact same pair at Barneys NYC and they didnt have my size i was a bit heated!

Ryan Mac


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:00 PM) : 

These men are fabulous! Those purple mocs are very inspiring!


Blogger monique said ... (10:08 PM) : 

I've got 'em in orange and lime green but by Born - which is, eh-hem, more affordable than Tod's. I'm usually not a trendy or "fashionable" girl but really, these are so cool and casual, resistance is futile. If I can find them in this beautiful purple at an agreeable price I'll snap 'em up and keep my fingers crossed that they don't become a major trend.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 AM) : 

Purple is great neutral, goes with all summer colours and even better with dark neutrals like browns, greys and blues. We have been doing all variations of purple from lavender greys to deep aubergine for the home for the last 2 seasons.
Great to see it on the streets.


Anonymous Kaz said ... (1:00 AM) : 

I think Mocassins should be banned anyway and seriously, these are a 'no pull' zone kind of fashion. Leave them for a Hollywood comedy with a way too big budget!


Anonymous mark said ... (6:21 AM) : 

this guy is dressed immaculately, jacket fits perfect, linen?, pocket square is a great romantic dash, car shoes and jean cut khakis rumpling at the ankle.
i aspire to this look, thank you


Blogger simplyolive said ... (10:54 AM) : 

these 2 fellows look smashing!

...only in europe!


Anonymous Christine said ... (11:47 AM) : 

Absolutely love everything about the top picture. More men in the US need to have this style.


Blogger Brigitte said ... (3:23 PM) : 

I love these!


Anonymous ps said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Derek Lam revolutionized the conventional Tod's driving mocs when he came on as Creative Director. He started out with jewel toned mocs in satin. It was only a matter of time that they were going to produce the mocs in jewel tone suede...absolutely brilliant. I may have some made bespoke for my gf...

Put on love...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:12 PM) : 

I actually seen a foreign exchange student wearing these exact shoes at my school about 2 weeks ago.... i think we are late here!!


Blogger sombreps said ... (8:52 PM) : 

thats so strange!


Blogger LINnY said ... (11:26 PM) : 

I love the palate of the colors, it all flows so well. I'm also noticing a shift in the manner in which sunglasses are worn. No longer are they solely to adorn the eyes or the top of the head.


Blogger twelve.dollar.soup said ... (12:14 AM) : 

LOVE this.


Blogger Nico said ... (4:37 AM) : 

3 out of the 5 in the pics are definitely Car Shoe...Tod's copied them a couple of seasons ago after the huge success they had especially in Milan after the Via Della Spiga Car Shoe Store opening...and after Italians found out that JFK and "l'Avvocato" Agnelli (a master in class) were the biggest estimators the 100% hand made italian mocassini...


Blogger Fashion Slacker said ... (2:23 PM) : 

I would kill for a pair of those!


Blogger Andrew said ... (4:30 PM) : 

Ok, I can't find any via google, but I MUST MUST MUST have a pair. Preferably not Tod's because of the price point, but if anyone knows where I can buy them, please email me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:58 PM) : 

I beg the question...Who makes these shoes?
I've looked at Tods, Car Shoe and do not find this color. I have 2 pair of Tods in red, but the purple is a must have.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 AM) : 

indeed, by the colour of the mocs these pics seem to have been taken in Florence:
purple being the colour of the local football squad (Fiorentina). The nickname of the squad is Viola, which is also the name for the colour.

p.s.: the owner of the club, by the way, is the owner of Tod's....


Blogger C'mon man said ... (3:55 AM) : 

Only three words...
I love them...


Blogger Observer said ... (5:57 AM) : 

Lovely shoes... It will probably take one week for Zara to have them on display -for good and for bad...

Anyway, what is really interesting about all this, is how the discussion in the blog goes straight to the heart of fashion and reveals its contradictions: people who want the shoes have recently expressed (in the discussion about men's accessories) how important it is to tell something personal about yourself by not following the dictates of fashion. Well... I guess it is all a matter of timing, isn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 AM) : 

Very conventional but nicely put together outfits with the one "humorous" touch. I particularly like the low waistline on the first gentleman. But this most reminds me of PG Wodehouse and Jeeves. Hehemm, you're not planning on wearing that in public, sir?


Anonymous pinktuutuu said ... (9:32 PM) : 

extremely chic! a pleasant surprise of color in a everyday ensemble


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:40 AM) : 

the man at the bottom looks elegant but the top man looks awkward. Secondly, the effect is much less stunning when the shoes are everywhere..more on the tacky side..reminiscent of the italian orange pants.


Anonymous Young Global said ... (3:47 AM) : 

purp is the new black... i love the color


Blogger pippa said ... (6:26 AM) : 

would love to see them with shorts:)


Blogger Moi said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Beautiful!, and the shoes are nice too. I wish my husband would wear these . . .


Blogger Tony said ... (10:26 AM) : 

They might have been Tod's Gommino mocs which at some point were available in "Rhubarb". I can find an old link to it on the Tod's site, but they don't seem to have them in the next season.


Blogger Caruso said ... (10:49 AM) : 

Update: These shoes are from the Tods summer line, which are now out of stock. Agony.


Blogger Ami said ... (11:49 AM) : 

yes yes yes. regal-purple suede, seasonless and classic. i would snap them them up in an instant. these, and band of outsiders' collab with sperry, are why i wish i was 1) a man or 2) had man-sized feet.


Anonymous tara said ... (3:25 PM) : 

My goodness are these hot..I'm not even a huge fan of purple (I'm more a fan of red), but the rich, regal shade of these loafers is phenomenal regardless of the outfit. This shade really is the new black! Wish I was a guy...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:21 AM) : 

Those are absolutely FAB!


Blogger wp said ... (12:05 PM) : 

They work with chino's in the top photo but the jacket
is not right, it doesn't tie back in which is needed. These would look best with a causal suit. Various greys or a khaki colored suit. They do look good with
the white jeans but what's on top?


Blogger Donk93953 said ... (4:12 PM) : 

Found them yesterday at Tod's in Dallas and Las Vegas.
They are from last season and on sale....


Blogger TurtlesFly said ... (5:27 PM) : 

I want one! Where can I find one? Or Maybe I can do green? No. Puple mocs so perrrty...


Anonymous Maria said ... (6:30 PM) : 

They both look great! Wow, I'd love to see it in reality


Anonymous Jack-the-Lad said ... (10:33 PM) : 

Thanks, donk. I ordered mine from Dallas today.


Blogger Caruso said ... (8:34 AM) : 

Mine are on their way from Dallas, too! We've created a revolution!


Blogger Sally Christina Martin said ... (10:01 AM) : 

I persuaded my father to buy these shoes...he was glad to see other men wearing them!


Anonymous Laura said ... (8:31 PM) : 

amazing!! :)


Blogger Ethan M. said ... (5:45 PM) : 

I've always thought purple is a great colour to incorporate in a look. Be it hair-stripes on a shirt, or a pocket square. But these mocassins really aren't working for me. In the first picture, he's bringing out some very olive-tones, and the purple really clashes, in the last picture the purple is just too loud for the light tones he has, at least in something as prominent as shoes. I can see purple mocs working, but I don't see them working in these outfits.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 AM) : 

I think those shoes are Tods because of the stlye. Awesome shoes.


Anonymous Stephanie said ... (6:20 PM) : 

Purple moccasins! This is the meeting place for so many (fortunate or unfortunate) trends: the rise of JCrew style-loafers--see their mass production at Urban Outfitters these days--strange fabrics & colors, and the sporadic (and typically over the top) appeal of Native American-influenced clothing. Strange and interesting!


Anonymous Ste said ... (5:33 AM) : 

Love it!
check out the bagatt website. they've got some purple gomminos.


Blogger Nick said ... (1:58 AM) : 

love, love, love, love, love these shoes. They are a must have. anyone know where one could get these in the states?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 PM) : 

absolutely beautiful. the color + the fabric (which is suede i think) are so complimentary and the white pants suit so well. genius. i wish they were available in north america


Blogger mademoiselleb said ... (12:02 PM) : 

I love it Those purple shoes are great, they perfectly match with these outfits, especially on the last one.


Anonymous Remah Doleh said ... (3:14 PM) : 

This stunning man just proves one doesn't have to wear a three piece suit to rock a pocket square. This outfit is put together so well. And his slippers just tops off his gorgeous look. Very daring! Not all people like to match their belt with their shoes. touche my friend, touche.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:16 PM) : 

I love so much those mocs!! I'm french but I'm living in Roma and I see very often guys wearing mocs and I love it, especially Gucci mocs.
J'adore The Sartorialist, c'est LE site d'une VRAIE mode!


Anonymous sashnumberone said ... (4:18 PM) : 

Please forgive me because im sick. I've had near identical to these since September. Only difference is the absence of white stitching. Bought mine from carshoe for the bargain price of £195.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Hi everyone!

These are really great... I just got a pair of purple shoes from the new STEFANEL Spring Summer collection in Milan... They look just like these, great quality and fabrics.


Anonymous Jade said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Dang! This looks so good, I can't believe it! The perfect finishing touch to a beautiful suit!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:57 AM) : 

KG by Kurt Geiger has the exact same ones


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