It’s fair to say that this has been the year of gender-neutral clothing. With popular brands like Public School and Hood by Air actively blurring gender lines and the department store Selfridge’s devoting an entire pop-up shop to the concept, the notion of clothes made for any sex has broken into the mainstream. But it’s still seen as more acceptable for women to adopt menswear than the other way around, which is why a recent announcement by Repetto is particularly groundbreaking. The beloved French brand known for its perfect ballet flats will debut similar styles for men for fall.
As first reported by Footwear News, the first men’s pair—a black patent-leather riff on its Caruso style—will retail for $375 and be available at its new flagship in SoHo, opening later this year. Apparently it’s made using a stitch-and-return method, allowing for more flexibility and comfort. Here’s hoping that method carries over to women’s flats, too!
Scroll down to see Repetto’s new ballet flats for men.
The Repetto men's Caruso flat will retail for $375.
ASOS Lift Off Pointed Lace Up Ballet Flats ($45)
Repetto Cendrillon Leather Ballet Flats ($295)
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