Buzz: Brioni’s Capsule… Ugg Goes Custom

Capsule Classics
Brioni has created a limited-edition men’s footwear line, now available at the company’s flagship stores. The capsule collection includes three handmade calf styles: an oxford, a derby and a loafer. Each is available in three colors: ebony, brown and burgundy. The shoes feature vintage-like finishing and are extremely flexible, thanks to an anti-shock membrane combined with a memory shape material. The shoes, all numbered by hand, are sold with shoe-care accessories, including wooden molds. Prices for the shoes are by request.

Special Edition
Ugg Australia is giving consumers the opportunity to design. The Goleta, Calif.-based division of Deckers Outdoor Corp. has launched Ugg by You, an online customization tool allowing customers to craft their own Classic Short Boot or Fluff Flip Flop. For the Classic Short Boot, consumers can select the boot color, binding, heel counter and outsole, with a possible 6,000 combinations. The style is priced at $220, with a metallic trimmed version at $225. The Fluff Flip Flop, retailing for $110, can be individualized with shearling color, lace and webbing for a total of 5,184 combinations. The program, which launches today on Uggaustralia.com, is available exclusively in the U.S. Orders will shipped within four to six weeks.

 

Self Expression
Greenwich, Conn.-based Walk-Over has teamed up with Nordstrom to offer men the opportunity to put their spin on the classic buck. This week, Nordstrom.com launched Build To Suit, an interactive shoe builder that allows consumers to mix and match the uppers and soles of the brand’s signature look. Options include six suede uppers and four sole colors for a total of 30 variations. Retailing for $315, the U.S.-made shoes are delivered within three to six weeks.