Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.
My son, who recently graduated from law school and found a job at a good firm, knows about having high quality dress shoes for the office, but he doesn’t know what sort of shoes would be appropriate for the many casual social events that his new job requires.
Manolo says, look it is the adorable new lawyer leaving the nest! See how he struggles to spread his wings!
Once, so recently, your tattered and smelly Classic Vans skaters were all the shoe you required for the socializing, mostly because you only went to the functions at which your talent for the one-handed keg-stands could be properly appreciated.
But now you are grown up, and you are being invited to the adult parties where the fancy martinis and the scotch on the rocks are being served by the stern senior partners with their steely grey hair and their sinewy second wives.
Ayyyy! You are out of your league, boy! And those Vans, they do not belong here, you are not working for the office of the publics defender!
Thus the Manolo would suggest the traditional tassel loafer from the British mod icon, Ben Sherman.
Yes, they are not the most exciting shoes, and they cannot fully express the joy you feel at being alive. But do not worry, six months of the lawyering will cure you of that.