Alejandro Ingelmo Made in Maine Launching This Week

Alejandro Ingelmo Made in Maine Spring 2013 Collection loafers boat shoes spazzalato calf leather suede soles large designer special unique mens italian made in america USA

Alejandro Ingelmo penny loafers and boat shoes? Has the man who has been spryly offering up visionary sneakers like the “Tron” and the “Jeddi,” gone all prepster on us? Answer: Well, hardly. It’s easy to forget that Ingelmo’s a progeny of a Cuban shoe family—meaning he’s well versed in classic cobbling. What isn’t easy to ignore is the designer’s penchant for taking classic shapes and updating them in sleek, ultramodern and captivating ways (See: Tron, Jeddi). The Alejandro Ingelmo Made in Maine collection is simply Ingelmo’s next frontier. Crafted completely in a Maine factory (hence the name) the line takes the anodyne loafer and boat shoe and quite literally give them a lift. As with unusually thick outersoles—kinda perfect for safely keeping you off the ground while trouncing through those wet spring months. In white they almost look cali-cool, in black, they deliver some punk. And while it may be the rise that snags your eye at first, soon you’ll realize that it is the unfettered look of the the upper, in calf leather, spazzalato, suede or a cool mixtures of them, that truly makes this a unique Ingelmo offering. The collection (5 looks for the guys, 3 for the ladies) hits Ingelmo’s store in Soho, Barney’s, Harvey Nichols and Neiman Marcus this week and will retail from $475 to $800.  (Images after the jump.)

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