Happy times are here once again as the year's end ritual of holiday parties draws near. Yet some of us dread the occasion since those prerequisite formal footwear for "black tie affair" aren't the most comfortable ones. Luckily, Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami, the co-founders of Common Projects, understand it all too well. Their solution is the Common Projects - Crepe-Sole Leather Brogues. Handcrafted in Italy, the design fits squarely into the classic wingtip lace-up style with its handsome brogue details and glossy leather construct. But instead of a leather or rubber sole, it has a blacken crepe sole made of natural rubber. Finished with Common Projects' signature golden serial number stamp, the Crepe-Sole Leather Brogues retails for $595 USD and will be available only through MR PORTER.