There is a love affair continuing to develop between Italy and Kuwait, and the men of this country are really benefiting from this. They get to experience Italian flare for both food and fashion right here, at home. A delightful little gem that has just newly opened can now be found on the ground floor of the elegant Arraya Centre. Fratelli Rossetti houses a men’s collection which delivers the best that an artisanal shoemaker has to offer. A broad selection of timeless styles is available to choose from with something to satisfy every man. Shoeaholic or not, it will be a real challenge to leave with just the one pair of shoes.
Step inside the doors and you are faced with a simply designed interior with dark shelving alcoves set into the olive color-washed walls. This setting provides a harmonizing contrast against the finely polished and burnished brogues, proving the rich hand-finishing of the calf-skin leathers used in Fratelli Rossetti gentlemen’s dress shoes.
One of the more stylish examples which is making a splash globally this season is the stunning two tassel moccasin, a firm Milanese favorite. The blue version of this is the true highlight of this collection. Fine craftsmanship brings out the natural striations in the leather, and you can see variations of color within the same shoe. The beauty of this is that no one shoe is the same, and all exhibit gorgeous hues of cobalt blue to midnight navy. This style matches the class of a summer white dishdasha perfectly. It can also be paired confidently with a rolled-up skinny jean or khaki Chinos; such is the successful application of Italian sartorial styling.
If you fancy something a little sportier, the classic sneakers feel both bouncy yet firm underfoot, and look great too! The bold patches of red and blue leather against a base of ecru suede on a white base, sharply define the clean, fresh look.
If smart casual is more your style than sportswear, the derby deck shoes feature a double-woven leather design that comes in brown, black or navy. This debonair shoe is ultra lightweight and great for the coming warmer season. Wear without socks! Or, at least with invisibles.
The highly trained staff in Fratelli Rossetti have nearly three decades of retail experience between them. Take the time to enjoy this expertise where they can fit and guide you skilfully through the classic styles as well as the latest Fratelli Rossetti summer collection.
Fratelli Rossetti can be found on the ground floor of the Arraya Centre. For more information, please call 2299 7672.
To learn more about the brand, read our exclusive interview with CEO Luca Rosetti.