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Manolo the Columnist: Aprelle from Ugg

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

Dear Manolo,

In mid-November, I’m attending a wedding in Montreal. I’ve already got my shoes for the ceremony and the reception picked out, however, I need something both stylish and warm to wear around town, while I’m there. What do you suggest?


Manolo says, the last time the Manolo visited Quebec, it was the few years ago, in the February, when the weather was clear, beautiful and freezingly cold, with the outside temperature hovering somewhere around seven thousand degrees below zero.

Of the course, this did not dissuade the Quebecois from racing their mobiles of snow through the woods at all hours of the day, wide-open throttle in one hand, semi-frozen Molsen beer in the other.

But such hardy outdoor pastimes are not for the Manolo. who, like the iguana, is the warm weather creature, one which prefers basking himself on the rock in the sun to having parts of his nose fall off from the icy bite of Señor Jack Frost.

But, to each his own, eh? Far be it from the Manolo to suggest that people who race snowmobiles and voluntarily eat the cheese-curd-gravy-and-french-fried dish known as poutine may in some way be slightly off.

Here is the Aprelle from Ugg, the wedge-heeled shearling boot that will keep you looking good and feeling warm until spring.

Aprelle from Ugg

6 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Aprelle from Ugg”

  1. Victor October 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I do believe there has been a shift in the space-time continuum–The Manolo has recommended a boot by the Ugg!

    Though I sgree the boot is not unattractive…I suppose even The Ugg, like the blind rally squirrel and his nut, can design an attractive boot.

    • Ellen W. October 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

      Somehow discovering that Uggs don’t *have* to be hideous makes the rest of them even worse.

  2. raincoaster October 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Ugg at least has the benefit of being real sheepskin. Take it from a Canuck, the acrylic pile is NOT warm enough.

  3. Miss Cavendish October 16, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    I lived on Montreal for a year (Sherbrooke at Crescent) and walked to work down a swirling wind tunnel to Westmount every day. Some extra Molson Canadian would have come in handy. But I’ve never tried poutine . . .

  4. Cone October 16, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Do you really need the sheep fleece in November?

  5. luna October 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    hey, don’t diss le poutine, c’est magnifique, albeit a heart attack waiting to happen