Stubbs & Wootton founder and creative director, Percy Steinhart, gives loafers an edge with spray paint, Kanye, and a surfboard.
Tags are usually verboten in the high-rent district surrounding Worth Ave. Percy Steinhart, founder and creative director of Stubbs & Wootton, had his- "stubbs"- scrawled across the back wall of his new Stubbs & Wootton location at 1 Via Parigi in Palm Beach, which opened December 5th.
As Steinhart reshapes his brand, mixing high and low, polished and not, his interiors are morphing, too, from uber-prep to "rebel-prep", as he calls it. Steinhart wanted the Via Parigi location to feel more casual. Hence the surfboard.
A view through the store, front to back, reveals a mix of styles--- from the Moroccan-ish facade and modern furnishings to the 'fitti out back.
One of Steinhart's prototypes, the Gatsby Splatter in black and white. Nothing's hotter than thrown paint. In all seriousness, I've long considered whether or not I could pull off his loafers. Certainly not with khakis, but then again, I don't wear khakis. I do like the idea of these with some hot skinny pants, a tailored blazer and a cuff. Kanye likes them, too. In October, the rapper and Steinhart announced plans to collaborate on a collection of loafers, which launches this spring.
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