Manolo The Columist

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

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

Dear Manolo,

I am a young artist working in Seattle, and my company has instituted, horror of horrors, a new dress code! I have a pair of black wedges that I love, but I need some adorable (and affordable!) close-toed shoes to go with my new chocolate brown pants and skirts. Please help.


Manolo says, the Manolo is glad to hear that some companies are attempting to reinstitute professional standards of dress.

Things have gotten bad, very bad , so that to judge by the costumes seen in the businesses of America we would appear to have become the nation of indigent day laborers and infantile simpletons, clad only our tattered clothes and silly teenaged sports wear.

Indeed, if the trend continues, the Manolo expects one day to find his banker dressed in board shorts, flip-flops and the risqué novelty t-shirt, with the New York Yankee’s baseball cap jauntily perched upon his head sideways, and greeting the Manolo with the fateful words “What up, dawg?”

At which point the Manolo withdraws all of his money and moves to Montevideo, Uruguay, where at least the bankers still look like bankers.

Look, here is the Enemy from Franco Sarto, the hip and reasonably-priced, suede shoe-bootie available in brown or black.
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7 Responses to “Manolo The Columist”

  1. Annalucia Says:


  2. Victor Says:

    Stupid name, lovely shoe.

  3. megaera Says:

    Hasn’t the Manolo already fled to South America, land of the well-suited gentleman?

  4. Manolo the Shoeblogger Says:

    Yes, the Manolo is in Buenos Aires, but only for the few months, perhaps only until next May or so.

  5. jen Says:

    those are a must have! Manolo, I hope Buenos Aires is pimpalicious for you!!

  6. La BellaDonna Says:

    *Sigh* There is a hug in the heart of La BellaDonna for The Manolo. The firm for which La BellaDonna labors was allowed the day to celebrate the win of the local sports team, in the gear supporting the sports team, with the gentle reminder (no sneakers or jeans, please!). La BellaDonna, she pondered as hard as she was able the difference that sneakers or jeans would make to the business suitability of the Big! Red! Sports! Name! T-SHIRT!!! and, ponder though she would, no answer came to her. So she dressed, as always, in the Little Jacket and Skirt of Business. The courtesy of the firm, it was kindly meant, and there were many who appreciated it, but for La BellaDonna, it is just easier to wear the business clothes to the place of business.

  7. Sharon Says:

    Well these are lovely, and very practical for our winter weather too! Thank you Manolo :)

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