Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Naturally as this it is the Day of Labor Weekend, there is only one topic that can be addressed.

Dear Manolo,

I’m from South Carolina and my mother would die if I wore white shoes after Labor Day.


Manolo says, it is that time of the year again, when the Manolo, like the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, is required by custom and tradition to emerge from his burrow and opine on the wearing of the white shoes after the Day of Labor.

As in the previous years, the Manolo must disappoint all of the Daughters of the Confederacy by saying that there is nothing wrong with the white shoes after the end of the summer.

Petty and inconsequential fashion dictums were meant to be broken. If they were not, all of the southern ladies would still be sporting the white gloves and extending their pinkies when they sipped the tea.

We are not the fashion automatons who shift our uniforms in lockstep with the seasons. We are the liberated fashion beings who are obliged to look our best, even if this violates the “rules”.

In the fact, the Manolo has only the single rule: If the shoe looks good, the shoe must be worn!

Here is the white peep-toe from the Via Spiga that will still look good next week.

Spruce by Via Spiga.   Manolo Likes Even After Labor Day! Click!