Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Georgetown Strolls, Patent Oxfords, and Fall Transitions

8 AGL brogues oxfords fall transitions

I took a stroll to Georgetown this past weekend with two of my best friends, and one was a pair of shoes (similar here, and on sale). Despite the super warm weather, I have had these puppies on repeat for a month straight and can see no end in sight.

Last week, I promised to tell you more about Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) shoes. Featuring them here represents a small change in the "rules" of My Fair Vanity, and it's one that I've been considering for some time.

6 AGL brogues oxfords fall transitions

7 AGL brogues oxfords fall transitions

All AGL shoes are manufactured in Italy and for three generations, the business has been a family affair. Although I prefer to feature brands that are made in the USA or fair trade, I strongly believe that choosing goods with high quality construction that are sourced from a country with fair labor laws can also be a sustainable consumer choice. When you buy a pair of shoes that are made to last decades or even a lifetime, you're guaranteeing your purchase won't end up in a landfill after a brief stint at the thrift store, as cheaply made pieces from fast fashion chains so often do.

From the moment I slipped these shoes on in the store, I could tell they were impeccably constructed, and like my Pikolinos sandals, these shoes haven't given me one single blister or red mark no matter how long I wear them. Instead, they feel like I've been wearing them for years, and I love knowing I can easily wear them through fall and winter. While I've paired them with a soft pink linen t-shirt and white jeans here, I can't wait to pair them with camel trousers and cream sweaters when colder days roll in.

5 AGL brogues oxfords fall transitions

2 AGL brogues oxfords fall transitions

Below, you can shop my favorite Attilio Giusti Leombruni (AGL) oxfords and smoking slippers for fall from Nordstrom:

Photography by Victoria Corkhill, who I'm very glad to have back from her round-the-world summer excursions!

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