The Next Carnivale of the Couture

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Manolo says, the next Carnivale of the Couture it will be held at the Final Fashion.

So this week I want to invite anyone who wants to join to describe that favourite outfit that you always like to wear still warm from the dryer. Bonus points if you’ve got pictures! What does your outfit say about you?

For me it’s my current favourite pair of jeans – wide leg, but not flared. I know these are totally out of style that’s why I like them. I shop so rarely I always yearn for trends and then by the time I’m ready to shop it’s already too trendy so I can’t bring myself to buy anything knowing that it will just go out of style again. Ok, basically I’m a giant tightwad, but you knew that.

Also my new argyle socks. I love argyle socks. I’ll splurge for socks. These babies were about $12.

The Manolo will not mention what he spends for the socks, as the answer it may well brand the Manolo as the voluptuary.

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29 Responses to “The Next Carnivale of the Couture”




  1. Mary Says:

    That reminds me of my dads horrified reaction upon finding out my fiance (now husband) spent $24 on socks. I still don’t think he’s recovered.




  2. Kai Jones Says:

    A pair of socks? Around $20, for good, mostly-wool dress socks that my husband will get a couple of years of wear out of is an *investment*, and one with a good return. The socks are comfortable, wear well, and machine wash and dry.




  3. jojo Says:

    It’s not the price it’s the fit! Who knew that socks could be so comfortable. I once bought a pair of socks on a trip to the UK when my luggage was lost. They cost 10 GBP, about $18 these days. They are simple black cotton socks, but made with a right and left foot. They are a dream! All my shoes feel more comfortable when I wear them. They are about 6 years old now, and a little faded. Who makes socks like these?




  4. Rob D. Says:

    I know a place where I can get a pair of socks for $35 a pair. I may be frugal, but I’m always willing to save for high quality.




  5. Nabushi Says:

    Jojo – Oh, my goodness. Three words: hand knit socks.

    (or maybe it’s just two if you hyphenate “hand-knit”)

    Find somebody who knits to customize socks for your, as Manolo endearingly puts it, feets. Cost of yarn + cost of knitter’s time + skill (might) = nice and expensive.




  6. Kim Says:

    Manolo, I don’t think you’d feel quite such the voluptuary if you knew how much I spend on YARN, just to go and knit my own socks. But this is the way to get the best fit ever in exactly the color and exactly the material ( cotton, silk, wool, you name it) you want.

    Jojo – find yourself a knitter!!!




  7. pc Says:

    Manolo,

    Just got here. Are you a man or a woman? That’s also a Turring angle. You’re page doesn’t lend itself to confident presumtion. This future, in some ways, is dissapointing. With eminent apologies to any of her fans or relatives who might take offense, yesteryear’s Julia Childs comes to mind as a possible historic case of misbeggoten identity.
    Manolo, if you’re male, at least you’re attracting beautiful women to this blog. I linked here from one, duh.
    With immenent apologies, Amelia Marcos also comes to mind. I said a turn of words two times close together. Heh Freudians! The turn had “come” in it. Speculate in your lurid world. You can’t do a hand-writing inspection phd’s. You realize you encourage thuggery in your persecution. Just because i don’t treat you like a queen doesn’t mean i’m a fag. Plus, alot of beautiful women like fags. The contrast makes em laugh. They also have empathy, they’re mothers, or came from one. Is that “indicative” of a mother complex. Sigmund was a little guy who had coke-bottle glasses. He should of had more sex. Heh, i read that Neitchze (s?) jerked off a lot. Worrisome thought. One thing about severe criticism is that if you can endure it, it makes you stronger. You’re glad you had the contrast to impel you to think. You recognize that the severely intolerant are likely arguing from deficiency rather then invoked reflection — cause you’ve survived and prospered, on the latter, and this had made you wiser and less offended. Not to say that you’re precluded from attempting to convince through peaceful means sometimes. We’ve allowed competitors property, have avoided the tragedy of the commons and have proved silly most every zero-sum game argument ever offered. The division of labor requries cooperation for its magic hand to work. Also a reasonable corralling of envy. Plus a lot more, but i’m not going to attempt a thesis here, also Christianity has a lot more, and a lot more i don’t know about, not that i’m wont to here it. The old sci-fi flick portrays in a limted way the consequences of too much knowledge. Some say it’s a take-off from The Tempest, i can’t offer collaborating evidence as the old-English slokem leaves me unimpelled (maybe that’s what Mark Twain meant by his invocation on adjectives, i.e., make em a noun). Seems the thought would be at least concurrent with Milton though.
    I read Aristotle, i know there’s contrast. Learning to read can be a sentence too.




  8. La Gémelle Says:

    Just now, La Gémelle she is thinking that she has entered the zone of twilight.




  9. Mimi Says:

    La Gémelle, you are not the only one.




  10. Scarpediem Says:

    That post should be excerpted in psychiatry textbooks before the admin deletes it.




  11. Dora Long Says:

    The wine and the keyboard, they are sometimes not so compatable pc.. By the way it’s Imelda Marcos dear.

    And to the other internet friends of the Manolo who are on the same page here- I agree, there are indeed some things that are worth paying the big bucks for. My theory being the closer the proximity to my tender skin, the more I’m willing to pay for quality and comfort.




  12. pc Says:

    Thanks for the correction Dora. The post was a little loose with no maliscious intent, yet also attempting at cogency considering the abstract nature — and i mispell the second word, sheeeeeeet.

    Seems like a classy site here girls. Don’t fret, don’t intend to be here often, just passing through. Heh, how about that super-model on the NY Post front page this morning — yummy. What kind of shoes was she wearing?




  13. pc Says:

    Correction, not the 2nd word, but “Turing”. I gotta get outta here, “somebody come and get me” (Buddy Guy).




  14. pc Says:

    One last mention, from the top to bottom category, no woman on earth knows how to where hats like Queen Elizabeth II. That’s a compliment however you want to interpret that — she’s a most gracious lady, and it’s her 80th Birthday.




  15. Cathy Says:

    Life is too short to wear bad socks.




  16. chelsea anne Says:

    PC-

    I’m confused. you’re administering a turing test to manolo to see if he ‘passes’ for woman? And then your hairpin turn to sigmund frued and nietzsche’s sex lives? And then your calling on Aristotle?

    It seems to me like you are maybe (such as i am) embroiled in finals, studying philosophy of mind and the classics, took psychology and a rhetoric course, and had an finals-week fatigue-induced aneurism when you opened the comments page. Not to poke fun. I’ve had similar brain-explosions. Not just similar in kind, but also in content, but mine where wittgenstein induced. and i try to keep my corralled to the back of the graduate lounge.

    Anyway: Pre-seizure: what were you trying to communicate to us in your crazy moon language?




  17. pbird Says:

    Everybody always thinks they’re all better now and don’t need those pills…




  18. pc Says:

    chelsea anne, thanks for the amusing anecdotal camaraderie, but you’d have to be more specific. An interesting critique of Wittgenstein, as a sidetrack to the focus of the text, is Rebecca Goldstein’s: Incompleteness
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0393051692/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8151262-2227302#reader-link

    ==
    pbird: i’m laughing with you, that is unless you want to institute the judicial psychology board that prescribes what is acceptable thought and what isn’t — with accompanying medicine; though i’d no doubt probably be in agreement with you on a majority of cases.

    An interesting aside (also accessed from the above cited text) is that Einstein thought that Godel had gone completely nutter because he had voted for Eisenhower . . .

    ==
    Cathy: pithy observation.




  19. pc Says:

    chelsea anne, thanks for the amusing anecdotal camaraderie, but you’d have to be more specific. An interesting critique of Wittgenstein, as a sidetrack to the focus of the text, is Rebecca Goldstein’s: Incompleteness
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0393051692/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8151262-2227302#reader-link

    ==
    pbird: i’m laughing with you, that is unless you want to institute the judicial psychology board that prescribes what is acceptable thought and what isn’t — with accompanying medicine; though i’d no doubt probably be in agreement with you on a majority of cases.

    An interesting aside (also accessed from the above cited text) is that Einstein thought that Godel had gone completely nutter because he had voted for Eisenhower . . .

    ==
    Cathy: pithy observation.




  20. pc Says:

    Heh, that double post wasn’t my fault, i got a “cannot find server” on the first “Submit Comment” — so i backtracked and hit it again. Geez (a term of speech, not referenced to the Ethiopian language), double post, how boo-ish.




  21. tbone Says:

    pc must be closely related to Guadalupe Vidal. And that is of me. Period.




  22. clever pseudonym Says:

    geez is a term of speech?




  23. your granny Says:

    “My theory being the closer the proximity to my tender skin, the more I’m willing to pay for quality and comfort.”

    Wise words indeed. Dora Long should have a cafe press store.




  24. 公司法 Says:

    Heh, that double post wasn’t my fault, i got a “cannot find server” on the first “Submit Comment” — so i backtracked and hit it again. Geez (a term of speech,




  25. Joyce Says:

    My, what an entertaining series of posts! One does not see the completely wild texts like this too often. Perhaps pc is the Valerie Solanas of fashion?

    And I must agree that the hand knit socks are a delight…I encourage you to make friends with knitters, and show them the appropriate appreciation for their creations. Surely one of us will be eager to knit a pair of socks for you.




  26. pbird Says:

    I am afraid no one appreciates us poor knitters anymore. I have almost quit knitting.




  27. sunflowery Says:

    Speaking of British socks, the retail giant, Marks and Spencer , carries socks in threes, so you can appease the almighty washing-machine-or-else-under-the-bed-oh-shit-i-can’t find-the-second-sock monster with a sacrificial offering of the one sock, and still have enough to wear when you need them!




  28. Retirement investment blog Says:

    No, I am sorry, guys, but I cannot understand buying socks for $24. I think that one can get a good pair of socks for much less and with the same quaility




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