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Manolo the Columnist: Giorgio Armani Two-Tone Wingtip Brogue | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Giorgio Armani Two-Tone Wingtip Brogue

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

Dear Manolo,

What are the hot shoe trends for 2013?


Manolo says, from what the Manolo has seen in the various spring shoe collections of the major designers, the hottest trends will be the outrageously tall 6 plus inch heels in the super hot colors, like puce and verdigris, made from the skins of exotic endangered animals such as the lesser tree sloth and the greater pangolin, shoes which will sell in the $4700 and up range.

The Manolo’s sources among the with-it crowd also say that mix and match will be all the rage, as super skinny ladies of mode will seek to wear different shoes on the different feets, perhaps the Jimmy Choo stiletto snakeskin sandal on the left foot, and the Louboutin embroidered satin flat on the right, or vice versa. Hobbling will briefly replace strutting on the catwalks of Paris and Bucharest, and pedestrian accidents will skyrocket in parts of lower Manhattan.

In late March, the widespread front of Swarovski crystal spikes will move into the tri-state area, causing panic buying among matronly women on the Upper East Side, who will pile into the Saks 10022 Shoe department to load up on the 9 inch Giuseppe Zanotti wedge heels in the metallic color known as “”samovar””.

By early April, crystal spikes on mis-matched shoes will be out, out, OUT! Ugh, how can you wear that, it is so last minute?

Manolo says, chasing fashion trends is out. Developing your own personal style that is timelessly you is the new black!

Here is the Giorgio Armani leather and patent, two-tone wingtip brogue, just because.

Giorgio Armani Two-Tone Brogue

7 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Giorgio Armani Two-Tone Wingtip Brogue”

  1. Nancy January 4, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    The style I need is mismatched EARRINGS. I’ve got dozens …

  2. marvel January 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    “Tri-state area?” Is that a Phineas & Ferb reference?

  3. Livia January 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    Oh, Manolo! I want these shoes now! I see them with a pair of deep navy trousers and a crisp white shirt. With shoes like these you need nothing else to be the coolest person in the room.

  4. The formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne January 5, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    I’d like to see a pair like that for men, as well, instead of the boring black or brown wingtips…

  5. WDS January 7, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Those are lovely shoes you have pictured there. Mix and match for shoes, I hadn’t thought of that but we will wait and see if it catches on.

  6. Miss Cavendish January 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    I have a pair of mismatched sandals by Camper. One sandal is a dove; the other, a leafy olive branch. They aren’t kute, either! :-)

  7. Donald January 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I agree with the one poster, I’d like to see the man’s version of that wing tip. Lower the heel a bit, little less aggressive with the brogue detailing and it’d be a real nice man’s shoe. I really appreciate the contrast color stacked heel, that always looks so killer. Rubber sole too, so probably pretty comfortable.