Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
What would you recommend for a 33-year-old mother of four very rambunctious boys? I want something that’s sporty, but also is a little hipper and less matronly than tennis shoes.
Manolo says, what would the Manolo recommend? Boarding school!
Ha! The Manolo jokes!
Actually, seeing the young peoples with the large families always makes the Manolo happy, for they recall to him his own blissful childhood as the next-to-the-youngest of fourteen tatterdemalion gypsy children.
Such joy in numbers! Never did the teeny Manolo have to wait for his mother, Maria Jesus de Carmen, to arrange for him the “playdate” with the coddled child with the strangely Scottish first name, such as MacKenzie, or McIntosh, or McDuff. No, there was always someone available to kick the ball, or skip the rope, or catch the lizards and dress them in the little tin foil shoes which the Manolo had designed for them.
Of the course, the family of the Manolo was not rich. And more than once the fourteen children of the Maria Jesus de Carmen and the Gustavo went to bed without the meal. But such privations are nothing compared to the joy the Manolo experienced on those infrequent days when it was finally his turn to wear the family pair of shoes!
Manolo says, the driving moccasins should be the staple in the wardrobe of any stylish woman. Here is the Kenna driving moccasin from Ecco in the burnt orange color. It is also available in the seasonally appropriate “crispy white”.