LC23, though once a simple shirt brand, has grown immensely in the years since their founding. Leo Colacicco, the mastermind behind the imprint, quickly began delving into artisan grade, Italian made garments, making them the perfect fit for the neighboring footwear purveyor Diadora. And after their colorful Peanuts-inspired set piece, the duo are now using the N9002 silhouette to celebrate yet another childhood icon: The Pink Panther. Clad on the heels of the upper’s sturdy Italian construction, the vibrant character smiles from cheek to cheek in its standard colors. Its surroundings, in departure, mark with a keen preference for grey and white neutrals — the latter outfitting underneath in smooth leathers and the former above in a luxe suede finish. Lining, treads, and the embroidered branding at the tongue then match that of the muse, finishing with quality and subtlety.