Archive for March, 2005


The Birkenstock Nairobi

Monday, March 28th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Birkenstock - Nairobi (Black/White) - Women's

Manolo says, somewhere out there, in the land of the ill-shod, is the deluded person who has paid $385 of the American dollars to put this on her feets.

The Manolo he can only weep at such error, especially when he considers that the same moneys it will buy this with the change left over.


Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Happy Easter!

Manolo says to his peeps, Happy Easter!


Grace Kelly, Bride

Saturday, March 26th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Grace Kelly,Bride

Manolo says, now that the poor Prince Rainier is on the verge of leaving this life, we begin to see the pictures of his wedding to the late Grace Kelly appear in the press. This it is only natural, as the marriage it was the event that made him more famous than his position as the hereditary ruler of the minor principality would have ordinarly justified.

The Grace Kelly and the Prince Rainier they were married in April 19, 1956, in the traditional Catholic ceremony. As you can see, the Grace Kelly she was perhaps the most beautiful bride–wearing perhaps the most beautiful gown– to ever marry a prince.

For the Manolo it is actually, literally, stunning to see how beautiful she was in this photo. The Rainier, he is not the bad-looking man, just average with his little belly, receeding hairline, and jowls, but the juxtaposition with this ethereal beauty, it is not flattering to him.

There is more about this gown at the Manolo’s Manolo for the Brides blog.


Trrill

Saturday, March 26th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the Manolo he has been for many of the weeks now intending to out shout to his internet friends at the Trrill, the best opera blog on the internets.

It is the two parts of the opera news and reviews, the one part of the pop culture, combined with the heaping dash of the snark. It is indeed the most tasty confection.


Suetonius on Nero

Friday, March 25th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Thumbs Down!

Manolo says, “He was about the average height, his body marked with spots and malodorous, his hair light blond, his features regular rather than attractive, his eyes blue and somewhat weak, his neck over thick, his belly prominent, and his legs very slender… He was utterly shameless in the care of his person and in his dress, always having his hair arranged in tiers of curls…

[…]

He thought that there was no other way of enjoying riches and money than by riotous extravagance, declaring that only stingy fellows kept a correct account of what they spent, while fine and genuinely magnificent gentlemen wasted and squandered.”


The Walmart Manolo

Friday, March 25th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the Manolo’s internet friend the Fat Mike has put up the amusing article under the title “Walmart Manolo” in which the Fat Mike he discusses his love of the shoes and the thinness of his wallet.

Although there is much that amuses the Manolo about the Fat Mike’s view of the wearing of the shoes by the men of size, there is one part that is especially pertinent for blog of the Manolo. In his post the Fat Mike has included the list of the ten types of the shoes that he believes every man he should own. Here it is.

The Guys Essential Pairs of Shoes — a list:
1) The black work/weddings/funerals/court appearances shoes
2) The city walkers
3) The workout shoes
4-6) The drivers — dark, tan & light
7-8) The sneakers — dark & light
9) The sandal
10) The shit kicker boots

Manolo says, this it is not the bad list, although the Manolo he would have the very difficult time limiting himself to just ten (or even 20, or 30, or 40) pairs of the shoes.

And, of the course, many of the Manolo’s shoes, they would be the custom made. Nothing is there that can compare with the custom made shoes for the man.

Yet, there are three or four places on the list where the Manolo he would reccomend the shoes that were not only not custom made, but were indeed surprisingly affordable.

#3 The Workout Shoes.

Manolo says, the shoes of the workout, they must the first and the foremost be practical. This is not the time for the crazy spring-loaded shock-absorbing air-bag-cushioning techo-shoes. You want the shoe that does the most with the least amoung of the fuss. And likewise, you cannot be swaning about in the fancy designer shoes, after the all, is not the first word in the workout the “work”?

This it is why the Manolo loves the shoes of the New Balance.

New Balance - M 603 (Navy)  Manolo Likes!  Click!
He himself has owned three consequtive pairs of the New Balance 603s.

#8 The Light-colored Sneakers

The Manolo he has recommended these before, but it must be said again, the Adidas Rod Laver, it is the classic sneaker shoe of the casual wear.

adidas - Rod Laver (White/Navy Nylon/Mesh) - Men's    Manolo Likes!  Click!

The Manolo he has lost the count of the number of the pairs of the Rod Lavers he has owned. Above the dozen, at the least. (Yes, the Manolo he is somewhat the creature of the habits.)

#2 The City Walkers

As for the shoes for the walking in the city, the Manolo he has become increasingly disposed towards the Mephistos. This monk strap, it has the beautiful classic styling that the Manolo appreciates.

Mephisto - Perino (Dark Brown Smooth) Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, the Manolo he has made a more lengthy and complete response to the Fat Mike at the Manolo’s Manolo for the Men Blog.


The Skimmer of the Lario

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Lario - D5020T (Nero/Flores/Fresia/Fuxia)   Manolo Likes!   Click!Lario - D5020T (Marocco/Topazio/Ambra)   Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo says, these unusual skimmers from the Lario they have captured the attention of the Manolo with their moccasin-esque detail and their rich suede.

He loves especially the brown with it’s Hermes colors, but thinks that the black it would better for the occasion of dressiness.


Spacey

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Space, the ridiculous frontier.

Manolo says, Sir Richard asks, Greetings earthling, would you care to touch my rocket?


La Donatella

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo can only say, ouch.


Valentino!

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Valentino Garavani Flip Flops

Manolo says, so simple, so beautiful, so perfect.


The Sergio Rossi Rainbow

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Sergio Rossi Shoes Spring - Summer 2005

Manolo says, these shoes from the Sergio Rossi, they are so outlandish and colorful that they made the Manolo laugh with the joy. They are happy shoes, although it would take the exceptionally confident and special super fantastic girl to be able to wear them.


The Manolo’s Crafty Friend

Thursday, March 24th, 2005
By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, this it is the sort of the homemade fiber art of which the Manolo he approves.












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