Essentials: Year of the Snake
We won’t pretend to be all Zodiac-inclined over here, but we did read that people born in the Year of the Snake (which arrives in on Sunday, February 10th) are gracious, analytical, hard working and…love material things. So, naturally, we relate. We don’t, however, relate to cheesy snake style, which slithers past us way more than it should. Hold the boots please! 2013’s version of snake is debonair, stately and also colorful! Lanvin turned out a stellar collection of snake inspired wares (some of which you’ll see after the jump), but so did a few other designers like Gucci, Balmain and Christian Louboutin. To see our favorites for sale…Glissade on though right here!
The Shoes: Lanvin
$1195 at ssense.com
Classic, but dangerous with genuine snakeskin derbys.
The Sneaker: Christian Louboutin
$2,395 at christianlouboutin.com
He was the most stylish python around before he became your sneakers.
The T-shirt: Balmain
$463 at luisaviaroma.com
Balmain for The Nature Company? Not a bad idea!
The Man Jewelry: Tateossian
$475 at tateossian.com
A reverse intaglio image engraved on a crystal cabochon and set on top of the lustre of mother of pearl with Tateossian's signature diamond pattern on the case. Magic!
The Scarf: Horiyoshi the Third
$450 at mrporter.com
Snakes on a plane! Well, a scarf really.
The Shirt: Topman
$56 at topman.com
An all over snakeskin print shirt is pushing it, but the blue obscures and gives it a modern computer print out vibe.
The Cardigan: Insight
$98 at amrag.com
First, it's a cardigan that wears kind of like a blazer. Second, the snakes have been shot and killed by arrows. So totally safe.
The iPad Case: Lanvin
$880 at luisaviaroma.com
So, you might have to fill out some kind of registry-customs form in order to have this shipped...which makes us want it even more!
The Man-Bag: Gucci
$4,500 at saksfifthavenue.com
A pouch befitting of a python's expansive belly.
The Boots: YSL
$895 at bergdorfgoodman.com
If you insist on snakeskin boots...(although these are only embossed).
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