The Maestro Stumbles

Manolo says, many, many of the Manolo’s friends have written to him these past weeks asking him what thinks of the new mens shoe line being launched by his idol, the Maestro Manolo Blahnik.

When the Manolo first heard the rumor that the Maestro was making the men’s shoes, he was overjoyed. Finally, the genius cobbler of our age would produce something that the Shoeblogger could wear!

But, as one may guess from the fact that the Shoeblogger has delayed as long as possible speaking to this subject, the realization of the dream has fallen short.

Just look at this…

Afiyat from Manolo Blahnik,

Ayyyyy! The suede open-toed slingback for men? Noooooo! No! No! No!

Query: Is this the sort of shoe the impeccably tailored Manolo Blahnik would wear himself?

The Impeccably Tailored Manolo Blahnik

Answer: Clearly not!

Look here are some of the others…

The Bir by Manolo Blahnik

Leopard-print mandals?


The Meze by Manolo Blahnik

The green oxford?

Although the quality is undoubtedly high, this shoe, nonetheless, looks like something from the atelier of Stacy Adams.

Perhaps in the different, more subdued color combination, this could be worth wearing.

To say that the Shoeblogger is disappointed in this collection is the understatement. There is nothing here the he would wear, and he suspects the same is true of the maestro Manolo, himself. Indeed, the collection seems like the elaborate joke.

And now, we shall never speak of this again.