Friday, July 25, 2008

Purple Driving Mocs Are All The Rage


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  1. Abby

    July 25, 2008 at 9:57 am

    haha LOVE IT!

  2. Q.

    July 25, 2008 at 10:01 am

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

  3. designerman

    July 25, 2008 at 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?

  4. Caruso

    July 25, 2008 at 10:16 am

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

  5. Coryn

    July 25, 2008 at 10:18 am

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

  6. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    July 25, 2008 at 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

  7. Resplendato

    July 25, 2008 at 10:23 am

    With white pants they are just perfect!

    Would you wear them with any other color pants though?

  8. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

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

  9. Basil

    July 25, 2008 at 10:24 am

    really who sells the these amazing shoes

  10. Miss Shoo

    July 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

    The purple soled revolution begins, love it!

  11. Dan

    July 25, 2008 at 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?

  12. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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 !! :-)

  13. Magic

    July 25, 2008 at 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..

  14. Specialward

    July 25, 2008 at 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.

  15. Gabriela

    July 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

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

  16. Gianni3000

    July 25, 2008 at 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€.

  17. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    love the purple color :)

  18. Jessica

    July 25, 2008 at 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!

  19. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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?

  20. Zakuro

    July 25, 2008 at 11:53 am


    it is also fashion accent.

  21. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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!

  22. -h of candid cool

    July 25, 2008 at 12:27 pm

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

  23. AntĂłnio Erre

    July 25, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    NICE! Mocassins are very confortable

  24. Adiel

    July 25, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Hideously perfect! I love them.

  25. "Robby"

    July 25, 2008 at 1:01 pm

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

  26. philippe

    July 25, 2008 at 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 .

  27. M.

    July 25, 2008 at 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 off…plus they make my normally huge feet look small, something i greatly appreciate.

  28. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 1:53 pm

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

  29. xie

    July 25, 2008 at 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..

  30. vavavinny

    July 25, 2008 at 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!

  31. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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

  32. Barbara

    July 25, 2008 at 2:46 pm


  33. *corinne

    July 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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

  34. DesignGod

    July 25, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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

  35. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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

  36. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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?

  37. Maegan

    July 25, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I like em.

  38. Filomena

    July 25, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Seems purple is new man shoes color! Love it!

  39. K.B.

    July 25, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I want ‘em. Purple is MY color.

    But not with suits, no. Something more casual.

  40. KEF

    July 25, 2008 at 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.

  41. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Is this purple the “eggplant” I’ve seen during my recent online shoe-search?


  42. trialoffer

    July 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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

  43. gabriel

    July 25, 2008 at 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.

  44. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 6:21 pm

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

  45. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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

  46. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 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…

  47. Ryan Mac

    July 25, 2008 at 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

  48. Anonymous

    July 25, 2008 at 8:00 pm

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

  49. monique

    July 25, 2008 at 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.

  50. Anonymous

    July 26, 2008 at 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.

  51. Kaz

    July 26, 2008 at 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!

  52. mark

    July 26, 2008 at 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

  53. simplyolive

    July 26, 2008 at 10:54 am

    these 2 fellows look smashing!

    …only in europe!

  54. Christine

    July 26, 2008 at 11:47 am

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

  55. Brigitte

    July 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I love these!

  56. ps

    July 26, 2008 at 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…

  57. Anonymous

    July 26, 2008 at 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!!

  58. sombreps

    July 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    thats so strange!

  59. LINnY

    July 26, 2008 at 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.

  60. twelve.dollar.soup

    July 27, 2008 at 12:14 am

    LOVE this.

  61. Nico

    July 27, 2008 at 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…

  62. Fashion Slacker

    July 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    I would kill for a pair of those!

  63. Andrew

    July 27, 2008 at 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.

  64. Anonymous

    July 27, 2008 at 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.

  65. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 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….

  66. C'mon man

    July 28, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Only three words…
    I love them…

  67. Observer

    July 28, 2008 at 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?

  68. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 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?

  69. pinktuutuu

    July 28, 2008 at 9:32 pm

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

  70. Anonymous

    July 29, 2008 at 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.

  71. Young Global

    July 29, 2008 at 3:47 am

    purp is the new black… i love the color

  72. pippa

    July 29, 2008 at 6:26 am

    would love to see them with shorts:)

  73. Moi

    July 29, 2008 at 8:42 am

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

  74. Tony

    July 29, 2008 at 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.

  75. Caruso

    July 29, 2008 at 10:49 am

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

  76. Ami

    July 29, 2008 at 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.

  77. tara

    July 29, 2008 at 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…

  78. tokyostargirl

    July 30, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Those are absolutely FAB!

  79. wp

    July 30, 2008 at 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?

  80. Donk93953

    July 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm

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

  81. TurtlesFly

    July 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm

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

  82. Maria

    July 30, 2008 at 6:30 pm

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

  83. Jack-the-Lad

    July 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks, donk. I ordered mine from Dallas today.

  84. Caruso

    August 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

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

  85. Sally Christina Martin

    August 1, 2008 at 10:01 am

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

  86. Laura

    August 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    amazing!! :)

  87. Ethan M.

    August 4, 2008 at 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.

  88. Anonymous

    August 5, 2008 at 12:18 am

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

  89. Stephanie

    August 5, 2008 at 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!

  90. Ste

    August 6, 2008 at 5:33 am

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

  91. Nick

    August 10, 2008 at 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?

  92. Anonymous

    September 9, 2008 at 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

  93. mademoiselleb

    October 31, 2008 at 12:02 pm

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

  94. Remah Doleh

    November 22, 2008 at 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.

  95. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 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!

  96. sashnumberone

    January 14, 2009 at 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 ÂŁ195.

  97. Anonymous

    January 21, 2009 at 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.

  98. Jade

    January 22, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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

  99. Anonymous

    July 8, 2009 at 7:57 am

    KG by Kurt Geiger has the exact same ones

  100. Doug

    April 29, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Surprised no one mentioned the belt.

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