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Plastic Armor is The New Black! | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Plastic Armor is The New Black!

Manolo says, “First he girded his goodly greaves about his legs, making them fast with ankle clasps of silver; and upon his belly he set the cumberbund which Byblos had designed for him as the fashion frippery.”

17 Responses to “Plastic Armor is The New Black!”

  1. deja pseu June 27, 2007 at 2:11 pm #

    Looks like what we used to wear to play field hockey.

  2. Cat June 27, 2007 at 3:04 pm #

    Manolo, you are a god among men!

  3. Sharon June 27, 2007 at 5:27 pm #

    These to me are the height of ugliness. I would imagine they would take forever to tie up like that.

  4. LaVida2 June 27, 2007 at 5:48 pm #

    Now how is one to interpret retail fashion from such nonsense that comes down the runway.

  5. Cone June 27, 2007 at 10:05 pm #

    “Remember who commended thy
    yellow stockings, and wished to see thee ever
    -twelfth night, act II scene v

  6. sabrina June 28, 2007 at 12:47 am #

    Is he going to be up at bat next? That’s the only possible explanation for the shin guards…

    Of course, sliding into bases is going to be *murder* on that white shirt.

  7. toad June 28, 2007 at 1:34 am #

    I don’t think you could sell those to the SCA crowd.

  8. Obi's Sister June 28, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    He stole Beck’s shin guards!

  9. Phalene June 28, 2007 at 10:30 am #

    The effect looks like ‘samurai suit’. Am I the onlyone who thought this was pretty, if impractical?

  10. dillene June 28, 2007 at 11:09 am #

    Come to think of it, Achilles was pretty emo. I don’t know, maybe this is appropriate.

  11. chachaheels June 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    Plastic armour whatever…I can’t get past the dress socks whose toes have been slit open and pulled back on the foot in order to allow their use with patent leather thong sandals.

    The most terrifying thing I’ve seen in some time.

  12. abi June 28, 2007 at 9:36 pm #

    Yes, it does remind me of a samurai. The silhouette of the pants and the footwear are very samurai, and I do think it looks cool, in concept.

  13. MissMarj June 29, 2007 at 5:18 am #

    Socks & sandles people! Socks and sandles!

    *runs screaming to the hills*

  14. Sue F. June 29, 2007 at 8:36 am #

    I thought at first that it was a prosthetic leg.

  15. Ed Driscoll July 1, 2007 at 12:36 am #

    At last–the footwear that perfectly compliments the Utilakilt!

  16. steve.w July 1, 2007 at 1:00 am #

    Please forgive me as a new manolo devotee, but is the term “cumberbund or cummerbund”?

  17. taro July 2, 2007 at 10:10 pm #

    It looks like some sort of weird ninja-pirate hybrid outfit with influences from suck.