Wanted: Sultan Wash Sespa Homme
June 1st, 2011
With the return of the summer sun comes the desire to adjust one’s seasonal attire. An item synonymous with warmer weather is the versatile, rope-soled espadrille shoe. Originally worn by 14th century peasants and soldiers in Catalonia, the espadrille has stood the test of time and found its way back into contemporary fashion. Taking an innovative perspective on the classic shoe is French brand Sultan Wash which infuses the aesthetic of a modern canvas sneaker with the traditional rope soles and shape of an espadrille to create their Sespa Homme shoe.
Established in 2005 by Paris-based stylist and designer Jeremy Sultan, Sultan Wash looks to the past for both inspiration and method of production. The brand employs traditional dying practices and relies on old school craftsmanship to produce collections and accessories that are organic and fresh yet sophisticated. With earthy tones and a muted color scheme, paired with laces and the design of a sneaker, the Sespa Homme by Sultan Wash successfully gives us a brilliant new take on classic footwear.
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