Manolo the Columnist: Cate the Great from Sorel

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

Dear Manolo,

For Christmas, I’d like to buy my little sister, who’s a first year student at a university in the upper Midwest, a new pair of winter boots. Can you recommend something warm and stylish that won’t break my bank?

Chloe

Manolo says, each year when the weather turns chilly, the Mediterranean Manolo begins to look for the handsome fur coat. Sadly, the two most readily available styles for the men are best described as the “Yukon Prospector” and the “Euro-Pimp Ski Trash”, neither of which suits nor excites the Manolo.

And thus you now understand why the Manolo prefers to live in the place where the temperatures rarely drop below the 60 degrees of Fahrenheit, because he is allergic to the way Gore-tex looks.

But there are many other peoples who love the frosty mornings, when the skin on their faces freezes to zippers of their puffy, down-filled plastic coats. Still, winter is not without its pleasures, chiefly among which are the joys of wearing furry boots while imagining that you are Julie Christie waiting for Dr. Omar Zhivago to arrive at your secret winter dacha.

Here is the Cate the Great from the Sorel. Not exactly Dr. Zhivago-ish, but still cute, fun, and extremely practical for dealing with the frigid Midwestern winters.

Cate the Great from Sorel

3 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Cate the Great from Sorel”

  1. Jane2 December 2, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Sorels are the boot of choice for the frigid northlands…insulated, great grip power on the soles. This style shows how far Sorels have come from the near-Ugg horror of yesteryear, when wearing white Sorels made the feets look like they should be mushing a team of slathering Malamutes.

  2. La Petite Acadienne December 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    “Sorels are the boot of choice for the frigid northlands…insulated, great grip power on the soles. This style shows how far Sorels have come from the near-Ugg horror of yesteryear, when wearing white Sorels made the feets look like they should be mushing a team of slathering Malamutes.”

    …on the Moon.

  3. blackbird December 3, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Allergic to the way Gore-tex looks…a most excellent comment.