Looking to explore beyond the norms of fashion, Xalf turns to one of the most luxurious brands in the automotive industry as the inspiration for their latest collection. Presenting Xtraordinary, a bespoke footwear collection by Xalf with Bentley Motors.
Mention footwear made in Malaysia and you’d probably think of Bata (which by the way isn’t even really made in Malaysia) but mention locally made-to-order shoes and you’re bound to have heads turning – and Xalf looks to have that exact impact with their footwear.
The homegrown label pride themselves in creating bespoke footwear that are top notch in quality and design. Their aim, in essence, is to make you stand out from conventional mass-produced products hence the release of the Xtraordinary collection in partnership with Bentley.
On the idea behind this interesting collaboration, Creative Director Alfred Hor credits the automaker’s classy aesthetics as a natural influence.
“Bentley’s eye for the finer details and its modern classic style is admired by millions of people around the world,” adds Xavier Mah, founder of the bespoke footwear label. “We too, are in awe of Bentley’s elegance and wanted to create bespoke shoes inspired by the iconic brand.”
Flawlessly handcrafted from calf leather by only the best local craftsmen, the Xtraordinary collection is designed with versatility in mind to bring you anywhere and everywhere in style – just like a Bentley. As such they’ve taken on the automaker’s contemporary classic silhouettes, resulting in two designs:
Xceptional For Him
Made from 100% calf leather, Xalf included a glossy finish on the mid section of the shoe along with a matte finish all around – drawing the eye to the classic shade with a variation in its texture.
The shoelace design seamlessly incorporates Bentley’s logo while luxurious gold pipings along the body of the shoe further elevates the design. This sleek pair of footwear is priced at RM 4,500, an exorbitant yet warranted price tag to stand out from the average dress shoes.
Xquisite For Her
As for the Xquisite pumps, it is reminiscent of Bentley’s signature back silhouette. We see again the use of 100% patent calf leather finishing and gold piping, but this time reinterpreted into a sporty yet sophisticated look befitting of modern women.
It’s easy to see these luxe-looking pair matching any attire from day to night and because it is made-to-measure, they’re sure to be the more comfortable pair in an elaborate shoe cabinet. We also like how Xalf included an Easter egg in this pair – with a subtle “B” lettering designed onto the back. Xquisite is priced at RM 3,800.
The capsule collection will be displayed in Bentley Kuala Lumpur’s showroom. Each design is limited to only 50 pairs, exclusively made-to-measure.