VMAN Exclusive: Duke + Dexter x Playboy Take On The Modern Gentleman For Their Collaboration

VMAN Exclusive: Duke + Dexter x Playboy Take On The Modern Gentleman For Their Collaboration

VMAN Exclusive: Duke + Dexter x Playboy Take On The Modern Gentleman For Their Collaboration

Grab on to those cottontails, boys!

Grab on to those cottontails, boys!

Text: Kevin Ponce

What happens when you take one of the world’s most instantly recognizable men’s lifestyle brands, known for shocking nudity, groundbreaking interviews, and vivacious bunny playmates, and put them together with a British-born, handmade shoe brand that produces some of the most elegantly refined footwear on the market? You’ll get the new Duke + Dexter x Playboy collaboration, which in hindsight actually makes a whole lot of sense. Spotlighting Playboy’s undeniable influence and important role in leading the sexual revolution, the limited-edition collection contains eight original designs featuring vintage pin-up cartoons on high-quality loafers to embossed slippers of the iconic and enduring mascot of the legendary publication—all made in England at Duke + Dexter’s over eighty-year-old factory.

WILDE Sketch Penny Loafer

In addition to the lust-worthy footwear, the collaboration also includes two style cardholders and an exquisite silk robe in a monochromatic camouflage print, uniquely designed with British tailor Joseph Darcy. The partnership between the two brands further cements Playboy’s unwavering stance on continuously elevating gentleman everywhere and even nods to the long-standing history with England and their knack for British flair, having previously run one of the world's most successful clubs set across the country.

Playboy Sketch Card Holder

If that wasn’t enough to raise your bunny ears and make you interested, the collection’s campaign stars none other than model, actor, and next-gen gentleman Luka Sabbat in a lookbook shot by Menelik Puryear and styled by VMAN alum George Cortina on 35mm film at the infamous La Dolce Vita restaurant. The Gen-Z it boy is the perfect example of the unique heritage and characteristics of what Playboy was founded on—refinement, knowledge, and the modern spirit of a forward-thinking gentleman.

Luka Sabbat wears the DUKE Playboy Rouge Loafer

“It’s a privilege to team up with Playboy – an icon that’s relevance and reverence has stood the test of time. We’re really excited to show who the modern Duke + Dexter Playboy is–subversive, tasteful, and ultimately, aware. This collection celebrates the golden era of one of the world’s most iconic magazines, honouring its class and style in all the right ways with Luka Sabbat.” says Archie Hewlett, Founder & CEO of Duke + Dexter. 

DUKE Playboy Black Loafer

The exclusive 250 pair run of shoes and accessories ranges from $50- $340 and will be available to shop on www.dukeanddexter.com from May 26th. Already want your hands on it all? I know—you think I’d leave you hanging? Down below, you'll find a pre-order link to secure your items before they go live!

https://dukeanddexter.com/collections/playboy-early-access

Get ready to be dapper, bunny boys.

DUKE Playboy Rouge Loafer
Credits: Photo Credit: Courtesy of Duke + Dexter

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