Friday, July 8, 2011

Totally TOD's!!

The Tod’s man this season is elegant, classic and more formal in his appearance. An innovator, contemporary in his personal style choices and with a strong personality, he sports a chic, refined look that finds expression through his selection of accessories, which works for any situation and for any time of day.

This versatility lies at the heart of the Tod’s design philosophy. In the late Eighties Tod’s revolutionised the concept of footwear by combining the traditional shoemaking techniques of Italy with an innovative approach to style that liberated men from the established clichés that sporty shoes cannot be elegant.

Today that creative combination of the skill of the artisan and the vision of the designer continues to produce exciting collections and has led to a brand expansion into small leather goods and bags. Tod’s has established itself as a world specialist in the treatment of leather, producing the best that Made in Italy can offer.

Highlights for the upcoming autumn/winter season include the Tod’s iconic classic Winter Gommino and mirroring the current trend for a more formal look, a black patent leather loafer with a distinct wedged black rubber sole that comes in a range of lace-up and slip-on versions. The masculine form and rubber sole renders it a shoe that is strong and contemporary yet at the same time incorporates traditional Italian craftsmanship, successfully bridging the formal/informal sartorial divide.

Other featured items include a strong selection of bags, luggage accessories and small leather goods such as wallets and iPad cases in a range of leathers and precious exotic skins such as crocodile and python. A standout piece is the black transversal 24-hour bag, an item that is not only for the weekend but a functional must-have for any moment of the day, including the office.

The color palette for next fall includes natural hues of rich chocolate brown, warm honey, marble stone and earthy sand.

The new Tod’s Autumn Winter 2011 collection, tailored for a working woman who desires items that are timeless, chic and stylish, takes its inspirational approach from the eternal elegance of the architecture of Louis Kahn, whose simple structures and striking lines invite an interplay of light and shade. The new collection echoes Kahn’s approach by presenting functional forms in a modern and technically innovative way, combining the Tod’s trademark merge of classic and contemporary.

The inspirational mix of color ranging from chromatic greys, naturals and nudes highlighted by strong accents of cherry red and deep teal, emphasises the idea of slick modernity balanced with eternal warmth that is witty, unpretentious and stands for the heritage of a beautifully made product.

People that love TOD'S!!!

In the Philippines, Tod’s shoes, bags, and accessories are exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and are available at the boutiques located in Greenbelt 4, Ayala Center, Makati and Rustan’s Tower, Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

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