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The Wisdom of the Manolo | Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Wisdom of the Manolo

Is not the Hasselhoff most comfortable?
Manolo says, the Manolo he would like to remind you that the wisdom of the Manolo it is available on the t-shirts and the mugs and the various other items.

Perhaps it is time for some new sayings of the Manolo to be included on the shirts. Which is the favorite saying of the Manolo?

47 Responses to “The Wisdom of the Manolo”

  1. sarah July 28, 2005 at 6:04 am #

    i like ‘you are indeed super fantastic!’

  2. Ed July 28, 2005 at 9:42 am #

    Ayyyyyyyyyy!! Seems to always catch my attention

  3. Kourtney July 28, 2005 at 10:10 am #

    I would love to see a denunciation of the “thongs” or “flip-flops”. Their plastic/foam flipping & flopping has been accurately decried by the Manolo.

  4. Bis Nation July 28, 2005 at 10:12 am #

    The Bis Nation says that if the Manolo has a shirt entombing the Haselhoff with love, then perhaps he should do the same for the Daniel Day Lewis, capturing the very essense of why the Manolo, he want the Daniel to star in his movie?

  5. KathyJo July 28, 2005 at 10:21 am #

    Funky Little Fashion Troll

  6. Stacy July 28, 2005 at 10:32 am #

    The Stacy, she likes the ‘superfantastic’ idea above.

  7. Nadine July 28, 2005 at 10:33 am #

    WHy has there never been a classy/trashy t-shirt?

  8. Joe July 28, 2005 at 11:12 am #

    I think a picture of a Birkenstock or Kevin Federline’s be-socked, sandal-wearing foot with “AYYYYYYYYY” above would be great on a t-shirt!

  9. Sarah July 28, 2005 at 11:18 am #


  10. JayKay July 28, 2005 at 11:20 am #

    I have to agree with KathyJo about John Galliano being a “funky little fashion troll”.
    That cracked me up when I first read it!
    I do like “you are indeed super fantanstic” as this is how the Manolo signs all of his wonderful e-mail responses.

  11. Sharon July 28, 2005 at 11:25 am #

    I second the classy/trashy nomination.

  12. elayne July 28, 2005 at 11:30 am #

    I second (fourth? fifth? whatever) the “you are indeed superfantastic,” “AYYYYYYYYY!” perhaps with an illustration, and/or “Muchos besos.” I always get giddy when the Manolo gives me “muchos besos.” (c: — All to be prefaced, of course, with “[the] Manolo says.”

    The one Manoloism that still has the power to make me crack up *every.single.time*, however, is from the Gallery of the Horrors: “The Manolo, he was all whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.” Too bad that’s kind of long to put on a T-shirt, because I’d buy that so fast… LOL!

  13. Your Granny July 28, 2005 at 11:48 am #

    “you are indeed superfantastic” captures the spirit of the Manolo – the comfortable grace in passing judgement, and the kind heart. The Manolo is, it seems, engaged in helping people rise up.

  14. Shoebecca July 28, 2005 at 12:00 pm #

    It’s hard to choose just one! I love all the ideas above, but something that would really make me happy would be if there was a logo or something along with the sayings….a charicature of the manolo would be super fantastic, but alas, that would have the power to reveal his identity….

  15. paula July 28, 2005 at 12:16 pm #

    Ditto to “you are indeed superfantastic” and “AYYYYYYYY!”

    I personally LOVE… Manolo says, “careful grandpa, you don’t want to break the hip!”

  16. Stevie July 28, 2005 at 12:39 pm #

    I’m not putting in a request for a phrase, but I want to make a request for the products: Please more women’s shirts and tank tops! And maybe other products! I’m not a big fan of the 3/4 raglan tee but I’d love to own a Manolo shirt. :(

  17. La BellaDonna July 28, 2005 at 1:06 pm #

    La BellaDonna, she sees that the Manolo does indeed have the superfantastic totes, undoubtedly for the superfantastic shoes, but … perhaps … perhaps the superfantastic Manolo, he could produce a tote which has the beautiful prints of the different types of shoes? And the historical shoes? (one black background for the dark clothes, one white for the light clothes, because La BellaDonna, she has the need to coordinate.)

    That would be truly superfantastic!

  18. Apollonia July 28, 2005 at 1:10 pm #

    “The Manolo, he was all whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”

    Now this, I will purchase.

  19. Crabbygal July 28, 2005 at 2:14 pm #

    Ooooh, Apollonia’s contribution is fabulous.

    After that I’d have to vote for the “you are indeed the superfantastic.”

  20. Christina July 28, 2005 at 2:55 pm #

    “The Manolo, he was all whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”
    I’m with Apollonia: I would buy this. However. I’m about to buy a Flying Spagetti Monster(http://www.venganza.org/index.htm) T-shirt and/or mug, as well, so obviously my judgement is flawed. Maybe my vote should only be counted as 1/2 a vote.

  21. Norma Desmond July 28, 2005 at 3:39 pm #

    “Manolo says, carumba! All we need now is the Fabio and the tub of fried chicken.”

    The others are quite good, but the Norma, she likes this one best. She first saw it as someone’s sig line, and knew from afar that she would love the Manolo, whoever he might be. And lo! it has come to pass.

  22. AmyS July 28, 2005 at 4:32 pm #

    I second, third, and fourth Norma.

  23. Bis Nation July 28, 2005 at 5:21 pm #

    The Bis Nation also approves of the Fabio Line. The Bis Nation would adore that shirt and treat it with fragility and kindness. There is much love for the Fabio and the fried chicken…

  24. Pavel July 28, 2005 at 5:42 pm #

    Wait. The Manolo snubs the flip-flops, but the shoddy Cafe Press line gets a pass?

  25. the princess July 28, 2005 at 5:49 pm #

    the princess adores the fabio line. The fabio, the chicken- what a yummy time!

  26. Lisa July 28, 2005 at 6:59 pm #

    The Lisa, she loves:

    “Ha! The Manolo he laughs!”

    The Lisa, she always laughs with the Manolo when she reads these words.

  27. anonymous July 28, 2005 at 7:41 pm #

    my favorite quote:


  28. jenreads July 28, 2005 at 10:18 pm #

    I like and quote frequently “The Manolo says the showing of the belly is the privilege not the right.” The wisdom of The Manolo!

  29. AskMom July 28, 2005 at 11:33 pm #

    AskMom, she is stunned at the cleverness of the posters as well as the effciency of the Manolo’s puncturing of the vanity and the foolishness. A logo seems necessary and right for now, as the Manolo he is beginning to be recognized in the wider world…….

  30. Nomes July 29, 2005 at 2:46 am #

    1. “The Manolo, he was all whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”
    2. “You are indeed superfantastic”
    3. “The Manolo says the showing of the belly is the privilege not the right.”
    4. “Ha! The Manolo he laughs!”

    And what about… “Manolo says, every super fantastic girl, she needs at the least one pair of the boots of the cowboy”?

    And please please please can you make the Hasselhoff available in a mens shirt / baseball jersey / something I can give my bro? There’s only 5 months till Christmas! I think my brother would wear one in the different colours every day, he loves the Hasselhoff so.

  31. Agatha July 29, 2005 at 5:09 am #

    I’ll second Nomes’ suggestion, I’d buy all of them.

  32. Texasexile July 29, 2005 at 9:09 am #

    I love

    “The Manolo, he was all whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”

    I really need that on a shirt!!!!!!!

  33. Anonymous July 29, 2005 at 10:38 am #


    Does it bother you at all when people write comments using your method of writing, such as “boots of the cowboy” rather than “cowboy boots”? I enjoy reading your writing style (cause it’s funny), but for some reason, it bugs me when people write their comments to you in the same style. Just wondering.

  34. Tres Francaise July 29, 2005 at 11:27 am #

    When the Tres Francaise comments on the wisdom of the Manolo in the same writing style as his, it is intended as the homage, not the mocking.

  35. Manolo the Shoeblogger July 29, 2005 at 11:49 am #

    The Manolo he is not at the all offended.

    In the fact, he modestly enjoys the homage paid to him by those who would mimic his speech patterns. They have proven to be somewhat infectious, no?

  36. La BellaDonna July 29, 2005 at 2:10 pm #

    La BellaDonna, she is grateful to The Manolo for his understanding and kind indulgence. It is truly the homage, and it is the pervasive. It would be most difficult for La BellaDonna to write to The Manolo otherwise, as his influence, it is the overwhelming!

    She hopes the enjoyment of the Anonyous outweighs his vexation, because the followers of The Manolo, they will undoubtedly continue to write to him in his own singing cadences (as best they are able).

  37. Apollonia July 29, 2005 at 3:34 pm #

    The Apollonia, she suggests a shortened version of her favorite saying for to better fit on the shirt:

    “Whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”

  38. The Scarlett July 29, 2005 at 3:45 pm #

    The Scarlett likes “Ayyyyyyy!” as well as “Whatever biotch, I am the Manolo, and your shoes, they are ridiculous.”

  39. The Lisa July 29, 2005 at 4:38 pm #

    The Manolo, once again with this quote, proves that his wisdom knows no bounds:

    “Manolo says, it is a rule of the Manolo, that some of the times, the caution, the super fantastic girl, she must throw it to the wind.”

  40. McAfee July 29, 2005 at 10:27 pm #

    I love me some Manolo, but I can’t bring myself to wear a T-shirt that isn’t properly punctuated. Manolo, you’re a genius, but some of your catch phrases are missing essential commas. Add them and I’ll start shopping.

  41. Mary July 29, 2005 at 11:31 pm #

    “Manolo says, is there not something magnetic about the young, brilliant, and not so lumpy Depardieu?”

  42. VeddyVeddyBadAng July 30, 2005 at 12:50 pm #

    McAfee, have you read “Eats Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss? She seems to make the argument for fewer commas, rather than more (a British preference, I think). Plus, in certain situations, such as when writing creatively, the rules can be broken – to great effect. I’m also on the lookout for punctuation and grammatical errors, but I find nothing offensive about Manolo’s writing. Perhaps in his case, the errors, they enhance the meaning and better indicate the cadence of speech?

  43. elayne July 30, 2005 at 5:46 pm #

    McAfee, where are there commas *missing*? I’m a grammar whore myself, but I don’t see it. If anything, there are commas that appear to be extraneous, but are actually needed to successfully translate the speech pattern to written format.

    And… Just so Anonymous doesn’t feel alone, it weirds me out a bit to see so many other mini-Manolos, too. To each his/her own, and I’m happy that the Manolo is pleased by it, but I’m glad it’s not happening to me.

    I’m all asquee every time I see that another Manolo-fan has “voted” for my nomination (the “whatever biotch, I am the Manolo” line). I shall pee myself if it gets on a t-shirt.

  44. Joycie August 1, 2005 at 2:21 pm #

    I love the Manolo and he is the superfantastic! However, please add the larger sizes for the rubenesque, zaftig ladies who love the manolo and the shoes!

  45. medici August 1, 2005 at 6:47 pm #

    Please, “The Manolo says the showing of the belly is the privilege, not the right.” I live in Los Angeles, and would purchase several of the shirts with these words on them to wear on the weekends.

  46. The Trey Givens August 2, 2005 at 8:52 am #

    Someone tell the Manolo to look!


    The Hasselhoff is doing a sexy dance!

  47. rachel September 4, 2005 at 12:44 pm #

    The Day of San Valentino post is pure brilliance, but I especially like: “do not be the skate of cheap, buy the big bottle.”