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WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Launches Men’s Footwear Collection

With the unveiling of the Jamaica House, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie’s third installment of their experiential brand showcase at Pitti Uomo, comes the exciting announcement that the beloved travel and accessories brand will be launching their inaugural men’s footwear collection for Spring/Summer 2015.

Co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart found that the impetus for developing their footwear offering was a natural evolution of what first inspired the brand. “Much like our inspiration for designing bags, we wanted to engineer footwear that provides a perfect blend of form, function and value,” says Dexter Peart.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Launches Men’s Footwear Collection

The collection launches today with two fundamental styles, the Montoro and the Lennon.

The Montoro presents a classic derby silhouette updated slightly with a bias cut and the signature gold and silver finishes come to be expected from the brand. Made with a supple yet durable, premium Italian leather and with high-performance sole construction that guarantees a comfortable fit, the Montoro is available in black, white, navy, cognac and brown colorways for the upcoming season.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Launches Men’s Footwear Collection

The Lennon offers a sporty, oxford-style sneaker with a versatile shape and streamlined style. Also made with premium Italian leather, the Lennon features a cushioned insole, breathable leather lining and a custom rubber cupsole for superior comfort. Available in white, black, navy, palm green, blue coral and deep sea, the Lennon is poised to become the essential sneaker of the season.

“We travel every week and were challenged to build on our collection of essential pieces that easily travel with us,” says Byron Peart. “We started with two styles that are favorites of ours, and look forward to launching our sandals later this season.”

About WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie

Conceived out of a “want” for premium, quality leather goods to house the “essential” professional and personal products for modern everyday life, designers Dexter and Byron Peart challenge the status quo by offering stylish, functional and affordable alternatives. Inspired by mid century architecture and design, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie celebrates unity through contrast and is at once classic and modern, masculine and feminine, uptown and downtown.

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