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Manolo the Columnist: Air Talia Wedge from Cole Haan | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo the Columnist: Air Talia Wedge from Cole Haan

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

Dear Manolo,

I’ve got this great summer internship at cable news network helping in the newsroom . I’m supposed to dress professionally, but since this is my first time in a professional setting, I’ve got to buy some new outfits. Can you please recommend some shoes that are not too expensive?


Manolo says, it would have helped if the Manolo’s friend Emma had mentioned for which of the various news networks she was interning, as it would have made the difference in what the Manolo would recommend. For the example, at the MSNBC the Manolo imagines that it is all sweaty people with bad haircuts in bulky sweaters and sensible shoes, while at the Fox News it is puffy frat boys in bowties and icy blonde beauties with big hair and cultured pearls.

Of the course, the Manolo could be completely mistaken, and that in fact, the production of the cable network news is more like the making of the tofu, in that it all comes out of the same unappetizing vat of flavorless bean goop. Only at the very end, do the crazy chefs add the little bit of flavoring and tons of the MSG to produce the All-American Fox News Tofurkey, or the Progressive MSNBC Vegan Hotdogs.

In this case, the Manolo would imagine that the same people work behind the scenes at both places — likely dressed in the sweat pants, tattered novelty t-shirts, and hairnets — as they go about the business of scooping out our daily ration of heavily-spiced, meatless news substitute.

Here is the Cole Haan Air Talia Wedge in the very becoming maple sugar color, perfect for the summery office work.

Cole Haan Air Talia 40 Wedge

4 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Air Talia Wedge from Cole Haan”

  1. Daphne June 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Dear Manolo: I *love* your blog. You seem to know what I want to see in the latest shoes and you provide it.

    Here’s a topic you might want to consider for future posts/articles – the plight of the superfantastic woman who (unfortunately) has wide feet. There are a lot of us. We spend our lives lost in a world of B widths. Many better quality C to D width shoes look like they’re made for bowling alleys or (if we’re lucky) Nurse Ratchet. What are we to do?

    Thank you for listening. You rock. Thoroughly.


  2. Julia June 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    You’re descriptions of the different workplaces are very humorous and had me laughing out loud. Still, it really is very hard to know what shoes to wear in order to fit in at a new work environment. I would probably opt for a more professional look (like heels) for the first day and see what everyone else is wearing for future reference

  3. Meghan June 17, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Great blog! I love the advice you offer for shoes. I would have to agree with Julia on this one. Observing what other people are wearing in a particular workplace and going off of that is a good idea.

  4. Julia Byers June 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Great post! I love the humourous descriptions of the different workplaces and of course the advice! I agree that those shoes would be good to wear on the first day of work. Not too fancy and not too casual!