Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s latest column it is now available at the website of the Express of the Washington Post

Already the controversy about this column is has begun!

Dear Manolo,

I’m a physician, one who like most doctors spends many hours standing, can you suggest something comfortable and stylish?

Many thanks,


Manolo asks, when did the doctors first begin to dress like the mental patients?

Is it now mandatory that every physician now appear everywhere—the surgery, the hospital, the bank, the country club—wearing the green pajamas and the ridiculous plastic “comfort” clogs?

Yes, the Manolo knows that they are called the “scrubs”, but are they not the same institutional pajamas worn by the troubled residents of many psychiatric hospitals?

Worse, it is not just the surgeons who are wearing the scrubs. All of the doctors are now doing it. Even the Manolo’s own celebrity podiatrist—the man whose most tricky operation involves the rasp and the recalcitrant bunion—even he has begun to affect this disconcerting style.

Perhaps this happened at that moment when the nurses began to dress like the circus clowns, in the ridiculous and gaudy polyester prints that have mostly replaced the starched white uniforms of the past.

Happily, there are the few, like the Manolo’s friend Lucia, who know that if one is a professional, one must dress the part. This it is why the Manolo would suggest the Nanico from the Bruno Magli, the handsome and professional shoe that will inspire the confidence in your abilities as the professional.

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