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Alejandro Ingelmo: The Trendiest Thing to Happen to Maine?

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Lightning round! When someone says Maine, the words running through your head are probably lobsters, lighthouses, and L.L.Bean—not chunky, neon, or flatform. Leave it to New York's edgy Cuban shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo to reimagine quintessentially New England silhouettes (the boat shoe and loafer) and produce them here on our home turf. Though his "Made in Maine" collection is better suited for NYC's Lower East Side than the yacht clubs of Kennebunkport, we admire Ingelmo's nod to the regional tradition of hand-sewn footwear.

Each pair of the men's and women's loafers is made in Brewer, Maine, and will be available at Barneys and Neiman Marcus, retailing between $475 and $800. While some of the leathers are sleek and simple, there are also brushed neon finishes for an eye-popping futuristic-glam look.
· Alejandro Ingelmo's New Look is Made in Maine [StyleBistro]
· All The Pics From Alejandro Ingelmo's Made In Maine Collection [R29]
· Alejandro Ingelmo [Official Site]