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Introducing Christian Louboutin SS16 men’s collection

The Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2016 men’s
collection sees newly updated versions of
several beloved classics join the Louboutin
Homme family, alongside standout
seasonal styles, all made with the utmost of precision in the company’s Naples factory.
Making their respective
debuts, four new classics – Cousin Charles,
Cousin Dand, Cousin Greg and Cousin Tass
– showcase the ongoing evolution of key
styles each season, now boasting Blake
stitched soles and updated silhouettes.
In a palette of hand patinated black,
havane, navy, and a rich pavot red, all on
pristine calf leather, time-honored men’s
styles including oxfords, derbies, and
loafers get the Louboutin treatment.
Each Christian Louboutin’s men’s shoe is
created through a bespoke process developed
for each style. For Spring/Summer 2016’s new
classics, the stitched sole is an extra finishing
technique used on select styles of the
To preserve an unmarred red lacquered sole,
a unique sole fusion process was developed
by the artisans in our Naples factory. The
“Cousin” in each style’s name is, in fact, a
subtle reference derived from the French
“cousu” or “sewn.”
Spring/Summer 2016 also sees the addition
of several new styles of bags to the men’s
leather goods collection. Fresh styles include
backpacks Apoloubi, perfect for the
adventurer, and Explorafunk, suited to an
urban explorer. Handheld Trictrac is an
elegant and edgy update to the classic
portfolio; the Benech Messenger, whether
carried cross-body, on the shoulder, around
the waist or by hand, is versatile enough for
work or travel.
To launch the Spring/Summer 2016 men’s
collection, photographer and filmmaker René
Habermacher and The Stimuleye crew
collaborated with Christian Louboutin on a
series of images inspired by the ‘La Sape,’ an
acronym for Société des Ambianceurs et des
Personnes Élégantes (The Society of
Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People) and its
adherents, ‘les sapeurs.’