Black, white, stripes and camel




I apologize for being both being lazy at updating this blog with more informative and thoughtful posts, but my excuse is that I am hard at work and when I come home most days, I just want to sink into a chair with Jimmy Stewart movies and a large glass of wine. In the meantime, however, here's a pretentious photo of me looking at my new Dieppa Restrepo shoes over the weekend. I'm surprised they fit extremely true to size, perhaps even a tiny bit short. I hope the week has been treating you well so far!

Edit: I've received a couple of questions about the sizing on the DP shoes, and they do run very true to size at least in my opinion. I'm a 5.5/6 in US sizing, 36 in European and I got the size 6. A lot of websites have stated that the shoe runs 1/2 size big, I find that this really isn't the case. Either take your true size or if you're in between sizes, take the larger one. Width-wise, the shoe also runs true to size, I have really narrow heels and these have no slippage, which is good. The leather is really lovely, but I think in terms of manufacturing, I find that my Heschung for CdG oxfords are much, much more comfortable and well-made.

18 comments :

  1. oh those are cute cute cute. isn't the camel color perfect?

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  2. @joyce Yes! I saw them on you and Jennifer and decided I needed them more than I needed a pair of penny loafers.

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  3. This was a great purchase. The color is perfect!

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  4. Love it!! The new DPs at Totokaelo are gorgeous. I'm hoping to track down a pair of camel or black breezy calis this season.

    Nice PS1, by the way. So jealous. Do you get a lot of use out of it?

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  5. paperwhales: I think the price was totally worth it for the quality of the shoes. No regrets at all (or even slight buyers remorse =).

    jennifer: You know, strangely, I am less enthusiastic about the PS1 now that I have it. I don't think it's worth it at all. The black paint on the enamel clasps are already peeling at less than a year, and the leather is a little too flimsy for my tastes - it sags if I load too many things into it. I actually use my JW Hulme Mini Legacy and a canvas tote bag more often than the PS1 though.

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  6. So beautiful the shoes, the leather looks so smooth and creamy like it might melt.

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  7. You don't look pretentious in the slightest :)

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  8. lin: the leather is really gorgeous and the price point puts it at an attainavble range.

    asha: thank you! it's very sweet of you to say so, i think the pretentiousness comes from the stripes and silly pose =)

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  9. Beautiful shoes. I'm still a bit obesessed with the breezy cali in navy nubuck. Isn't that a Hope top?

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  10. Garderoben: Hello! You have sharp eyes, it is a Hope top =D Are you planning on buying the nubuck ones? I'm not really having any breaking in problems like some of the other ladies were, but I just wear a sock liner anyway. I'm surprise how short they run.

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  11. I'm on the look out for the perfect broques and yours look just like that.I still have a lot of saving to do!

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  12. Those shoes are amazing! I love the colour!

    Great blog you have here. Just went through all your entries in one go :)

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  13. I have the same top, but in black with white stripes:)!I think I'll probably end up buying the nubuck ones, there's a 30% sale coming up..

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  14. I love your shoes, I have been eyeing them for a long time now. And your bag... I die!!

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  15. They are absolutely beautiful. The colour actually makes me hungry.

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  16. Did you end up getting rid of the ps1? Is that a Medium or Large? I'm on the fence about buying one, and didn't know you have (had?) one. Thanks!

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    1. That's a medium PS1 but an older model with the black enamel clasp instead of the current one with the gunmetal clasp and hooks. I got rid of it just this year because it didn't work for me, but I've recently discovered that the new PS1s are a bit more robust.

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    2. Thanks. I hadn't know that about the recent change. Maybe they're finally listening to the complaints.

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