Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
I’m looking for a pair of sandals that would be suitable to wear to work in an office, but also comfortable enough to wear to and from the bus stop, which is several blocks from my apartment. Please help.
Manolo says, on the one of the hands, the Manolo appreciates the new democratic informality of the American workplace which encourages the employees to dress in the more practical manner.
And yet, on the other of the hands, freed from the commonsense guidelines of the previous generations, some have taken the notion of sartorial liberty too far, wearing to the office the sort of clothing ordinarily favored by carnival workers and oilfield roustabouts.
For the examples: Wearing the smart and attractive sandals at the place of the work?
Not just acceptable, but perhaps appropriate and welcome.
Wearing, the muscle shirt that reveals your homemade juggalo tattoo?
Not so good.
Deciding to no longer wear the pantyhose?
Acceptable by the new standards of our modern age.
Wearing the mini-tiny-micro skirt that allows the regional district manager to see your hidden balance sheets?
Here is the Cole Haan Air Vineyard, the handsome sandal that incorporates the special comfort-making technology. The Manolo is partial to the deep red patent leather, but it is also available in four other handsome colors.