Jeppe makes a daring choice paring “espadrillos”, as they say in Spain, with a bespoke light grey fresco suit and a tie. My conclusion is it’s a home run, though.
Most men, who would ever wear this summer footwear, would see them as accessories to bermudas and a summer shirt. Think of the old Esquire drawings.
Jeppe transforms his espadrilles to substitutes for loafers. To help the tranformation he has chosen a model in a city blue shade. Moreover they match the knit tie. Indeed they stand out but not much, really. They blend in.
Wisely, Jeppe has bought a pair with ankle straps. My experience is they start to slip at the heel, if they don’t have straps.
This pair comes from Diegos.
The shirt is made from a jersey fabric. It’s another way to meet the informality of the nostalgic Spanish footwear.
Photography: Torsten Grunwald