A few weeks ago, I mentioned I’ve been on the look out for some luxurious sandals.
I had my heart set on some handcrafted, genuine leather sandals – I’ve never had a pair like that before.
I was tossing between a few brands, with K. Jacques definitely being high up on the list because of their long standing reputation of high quality sandals and large range of styles. I was kind of happy to pay a maximum of $200-$250 for which ever brand I chose. In the end, I received a very well timed (more like, crazy-coincidental!) email from the team at K. Jacques.
(Photo courtesy of K. Jacques)
K. Jacques was created in 1933 by Mr. and Mrs. Keklikian Jacques in St. Tropez, and still remains as a family business today.
They have boutiques in St. Tropez and Paris, but you can find their shoes in most online luxury boutiques, including Shopbop, Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter, or if you want to nab a cheeky sale then try The Outnet.
I had the pleasure of trying out the “Customization” feature on the K. Jacques website.
You basically, choose the style of sandal that you like, choose the kind of colours, leathers and sole and mix and match until you come up with a style you love. It’s pretty simple and self-explanatory.
There are 32 sandal styles to chose from.
These are just a sample. They all looked beautiful!
I had a few ideas and created these three sandals.
I loved the idea of light peach mixed with silver. Then I also wanted strappy sandals in a metallic champagne leather.
Then I realised that I already have a few tan sandals, and I probably should get myself a good quality black pair, maybe with a bit of black and white leopard print?
I spent some time playing with the online app. And I also googled the entire internet for real life photos of real people wearing different designs.
I spent aaaages trying to decide!
In the end, I settled on the classic Epicure design in Black leather!
Yes…. I customised a pair of sandals to look like one already made by the K. Jacques shoe designers – hehe oops! I figured that at the end of the day, I want my sandals to last me YEARS and therefore it has to match with LOTS of outfits. So classic is best for me this time around!
I was a bit nervous that they wouldn’t fit, or the leather might be too stiff and they would cut into my feet, the sole looked really rigid – what would I do? I guess I would just return them?
Thankfully, they arrived at my doorstep and I was totally in love.
They were gorgeous, so so so comfortable and they fit me perfectly (Size 36)!!
I absolutely love wearing them and… hehe I’m really careful about where I walk with them.
I want them to last a long time :)
I would be completely happy to save up for a dark brown leather pair or a light tan pair now.
Do pop over to have a peek at the K. Jacques St Tropez online store.