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Bette Slingback Platforms from Gucci For the Tuesday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Bette Slingback Platforms from Gucci For the Tuesday

It is Tuesday, and you are back at your place of employment, being gainfully employed, and for that you are thankful.

Thankful….ayyy! Look at the calendar! It is already the second week of November!

There is so much to do in the next two weeks. First you will have to order your free-range, humanely-dispatched, heirloom turkey from the butchers shop, you know, the shop with the hipster butchers who have the tattoos and the ironic handlebar mustaches.

Yes, these young butchers, who ride home each night on their fixed-gear bicycles, are generally well-intentioned, knowledgeable about the meats, and friendly, but still, you miss Stan, the old Polish butcher with the big belly and the twinkling eyes.

Things have not been the same since Stan sold out to these jackanapes and retired. Stan always had time for to flirt with the old ladies, and tell the little jokes, or to give you some beef neck bones for the dog. And the fresh kielbasa he made every Tuesday in the back of the shop was sublime.

These new people, they stock fancy Italian sausages, which they refer to by the pretentious term salume. But… the meat is still good, if more expensive, and you’ve developed the appreciation for the heritage breed animals.

So, you get out the phone and dial up shop to place your order, 15 pounds should be big enough, yes?

“Stanislaw’s Meats,” says the familiar voice on the other end.

“Stan? Stan is that you?”

“Yeah, it’s me, Mrs. G.”

“I thought you retired, Stan.”

“Nah. I got bored sitting around the house. The missus yelling at me all the time. So, I come back to work.”

“Didn’t you sell the shop?”

“I did. I’m just here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, helping out. These boys, they’re good butchers, Mrs. G., but they don’t know the first thing about sausage, so I’m making some kielbasa today.”


Let us give thanks for the small but vital pleasures of life, for good food and good people.

Speaking of the sublime things for which we should give thanks, shoes!

Gucci Bette Slingback Platform Sandals

Such as these Bette Suede and Mesh Slingback Platform Sandals from Gucci. And look, they are also available in the black, for evening wear.

6 Responses to “Bette Slingback Platforms from Gucci For the Tuesday”

  1. Victor November 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    That is a beautiful shoe, sir! And I hope our Heroine buys the butcher out of kielbasa and serves it at Thanksgiving.

  2. Ann November 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Good kielbasa is hard to find.

    • class factotum November 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

      I am lucky enough to have an uncle who is a fourth-generation butcher. He makes sausage, not salume, using the same recipes that his great grandfather did in Germany. Every year, I take a cooler up north, along with a few bottles of wine as exchange, and return to Milwaukee with a year’s supply of summer sausage, venison bratwurst, breakfast sausage, and venison bacon. No kielbasa, but it’s not that hard to find a Polish butcher in Milwaukee. I am very, very fortunate.

  3. Victor November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I’ve come back several times to look at those shoes, and I think what I like most about them is I suspect they would look nearly invisible when being worn, and the young lady wearing them would appear to be tip-toeing on air. And that image makes me smile.

  4. Lisa from SoCal November 10, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    Such the pretty shoes!

  5. Adrienne November 12, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    Love this shoe its such a classic..