Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I’ve been noticing a lot of large cuffed, pirate-inspired boots this season. I’ve always been a pirate-loving girl, and I was hoping you could suggest a pair.
Manolo says, Yo Ho! Yo Ho! The pirate’s boot for thee!
Apparently it is that time again, the time for the cyclical return of the pirate fashion, which comes back every few years dragging its puffy shirts, floppy boots, and crazy teased hair with it.
Yes, these things they look good on the Johnny Depp, who may best be described as the “master of his own fashion ship,” but trust the Manolo, such things will not look good on you. Unless that is, you avoid combining them all at the same time. If you wear the boots do not wear the buccaneer shirt. If you wear the buccaneer shirt, do not wear the Deppian mascara. This is the only way in which you can avoid looking exactly like the Adam Ant, circa 1981.
And so, with this warning in the mind, the Manolo would still recommend the purchase of the piratical boot, but only those that are not ridiculous in their swashbuckling exuberance.
Thus he would suggest the ironically named, Overthetop from the Stuart Weitzman, as being the pirate boot that would not cause your co-workers to snicker and call you Captain Morgan behind your back.