Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the latest column written by the Manolo for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

My high-school aged daughter asked me to ask you for suggestions to go with skirts. The child has to wear a back brace for scoliosis and wants something in low or no heels, with sure footing, and with a little bit of style.


Manolo says, ah, how the Manolo remembers his own traumatic few days in the high schoool, where the Manolo first discovered that not everyone on the football team appreciated the super fantastic shoes, shoes that the Manolo himself had constructed out of the old book bag he would not carry and the gym clothes he would not wear.

Children can be so cruel, and the gym lockers they are dark on the inside.

Still, such petty buffeting did not break the spirit of the Manolo, for he had learned that being super fantastic is as much the burden as the pleasure, and indeed the jealousy of the un-super fantastic swirled around the Manolo like the tails of the Edwardian frock coat he frequently wore to his algebra class.

Although, as the hulking Eduardo “El Bruto” Sanchez taught the Manolo in the schoolyard after class, sometimes it is better to wear the clothing that is appropriate to the time and place.

Here are the pair of the hip and sporty suede Mary Janes from the Lacoste that would be most appropriate for the high school girl who stands out but wishes to fit in.

Millie Suede by Lacoste    Manolo Likes!  Click!