We’ve long been admirers of style icon Porfirio Rubirosa. The fella was considered the last great playboy of the twentieth century. He loved women, piloted aeroplanes, drove racing cars and searched for sunken treasures in the Caribbean. The rumor even has it that he inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Quite the legacy…
Naturally, when we heard that a Swiss footwear brand named after the legend himself was trying to keep his outlook on life alive through a collection of exclusive leather shoes, we sought to find out more.
The label’s products are all inspired by this one quote, which Porfirio was famous for: I am, and will always be, a man of pleasure. How could we not love those shoes? To date, the designers behind the brand have developed three types of products: high and low top sneakers, boots and business shoes -all made from high quality Italian leather.
The Swiss brand is fast expanding and, in fact, they just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring to market their latest design, the Gentlemen’s sneakers, as they call it. It’s a continuation of what they started with their first series of sneakers, which they have taken to the next level with an inner sole engineered for more comfort and the use of quality leathers developed exclusively for them.
Several variations of the sneakers have been designed: three types of outer soles, a selection of colors, from white to brown (and our favorite which illustrates this article) and a variety of materials (leather, suede, patent leather).
Head over to the Kickstarter campaign now to take a look at all the options, let us know which sneakers you prefer and show Rubirosa some love by backing the project! As always, make sure to share your thoughts on the brand and their products on social media (@leclubdesdouze).