Review

Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plate Buckle Shoes

14th March 2014
Spotted under the radar in new arrivals this week is a pair of exceptionally unique dress shoes from Givenchy. Surprising news as the Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plate Buckle Lace-Up Shoe is now officially available for commercial sale. The iconic pair was first offered at Selfridges & Co., second leading to Lane Crawford and now at SSENSE since the beginning of March 2014.
We have previously forecast that the availability of the shoe was to be offered collectively for Givenchy Fall Winter 2014, much like the Givenchy Palladio Chain Sandals that were initially proposed for Pre-Spring 2013 season was made available in-conjunction with the recent Pre-Spring 2014 menswear collection. Read more about the Givenchy Metal Buckle Leather Shoes Fall Winter 2013.
It has been more than a year since it was first revealed in the Givenchy Fall Winter 2013 menswear fashion show, various snippets of the pair were featured in global editorial magazine spread throughout Fall Winter 2013 for further admiration and sigh over the privation footwear, due to contracted manufacturing issues.
There are minor differences between the runway sample and commercial pair for 2014. The main highlights between both are similar, this season’s featured metal-plate buckle is available in mirror silver finish comparative to the matte silver or black brush prototype versions. This current variant derives from the time honoured Givenchy Richelieu Lace-Up Shoes, it is a basic calf-leather shoe with lace-up details merit from it’s distinctive silhouette that was officially made available for every season as part of the classic designer collection.

Elegance is one word to describe Michael B. Jordan, as he was decked out head to toe in the latest Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci for the 86th Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California earlier this month. Micheal wore the exclusive Givenchy Richelieu Metal-Plated Buckle Lace-Up Shoe with the following Givenchy Black Wool Tuxedo Blazer from Givenchy Pre-Spring 2014, a bold solid black satin tie and an unidentified Givenchy White Poplin Cotton Shirt with Embellished Star-Collar Chain Detail yet to be revealed in stores. Shop Michael B. Jordon’s complete look at Givenchy menswear in SSENSE.

Get Michael’s Look:

SSENSE – Givenchy Black & Silver Richelieu Metal Buckle Lace Up Shoe. Buffed leather metal buckle feature ‘Richelieu’ lace-up shoes in black. Point toe. Inverted lace-up closure. Extra wide contoured silver-tone metal snap-down buckle at vamp with hinged tab closure at outer side. Leather interior and sole. Tonal stitching. Upper: leather & metal. Interior & sole: 100% leather. Made in Portugal.

SSENSE $1,485 — BUY IT NOW

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Lane Crawford – Givenchy Metal Buckle Leather Shoes. Featuring a distinctive mirror metal buckle, these Givenchy shoes add a modern twist to a classic style. Crafted with a mix of contrasting materials, this pair showcases the label’s signature aesthetics. Wear them with tailored shirts to uplift your look. Black, lace up covered by silver metal buckle, almond toe, stacked heel. Designer shoe bag included 100% leather upper, insole, and sole.

Lane Crawford $1,520 — BUY IT NOW

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  • Anonymous

    Today i received the GIVENCHY RACER PRINT from Antonioli.
    The print is crazy and very bold, it exceeded my expectations.
    Really, it is one of the best tees from Givenchy from SS collections.
    Love it.

    • I'm envious, enjoy your t-shirt. I always like that print since it was available at Luisa Via Roma, the deconstructed details are very interesting. It is one of the best prints available at the moment.

  • Anonymous

    Love the post Maurice…
    What do you think of http://www.ssense.com/men/product/givenchy/black_leather_crystal_embellishments_slip-on_sandals/87360
    Will it sparkle even during the day time (sunny says) like the CL crystals trainers.

    • These are immensely popular, the beads are from the Fall Winter 2012 collection. They will sparkle, but only by reflection, the black beads are actually deep red tint.

  • Anonymous

    Maurice the runway shorts are wide in the legs but what about the waist (true to size or i have to size down).
    Is it similar to the waist sizing of the following trouser from Givenchy (i ordered size 52 EU):
    http://www.mrporter.com/product/361223
    Appreciate if you can help me through this.
    Particularly looking at the Givenchy Robot-Print-Striped Bermuda from Bergdorfgoodman.
    Thanks

    • It depends, they dont fit true to size all the time. My baggy shorts are size 48 while im a size 30-31. But my wool suit trousers are much larger fitted, its a 48 too but true to size so I have to alter them smaller.