This is the bottom of Lapo Elkann’s shoe.

The pic comes from Gant Rugger designer Christopher Bastin, who nabbed Elkann’s tuxedo slippers for the label’s holiday lookbook shoot. The inscription reads, “Dedicated to my friend Lapo Elkann,” in case you were wondering. Naturally, when you’re the heir to the Fiat fortune, you make a lot of friends.

It’s something to keep in mind the next time you’re talking shop with a world-class shoemaker. We’re guessing they charge extra for cursive.

—R.B.

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