Manolo the Columnist

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

Dear Manolo,

I will soon receive my graduate degree. What better occasion for a truly super-fantastic pair of shoes than this day, when they are the only thing peeking out from under the gown as I walk across the stage? I want something that has Presence: none of these little stiletto deals, but a very special shoe with exuberance, panache and substance. Like me. Please advise.


Manolo says, the Manolo hopes that his soon-to-be newly graduated friend has the gainful employment awaiting her at the end of her exuberantly panacheful walk across the stage of education.

Otherwise, it is out into the recessionary world where jobs are scarce, and every cappuccino jockey and movie-theater usher has the doctorate in comparative literature. And these are the lucky ones, as the philosophy majors are standing on the street corners with cardboard signs announcing their availability to “engage in Kantian dialectics for food.”

The Manolo also hopes that his friend’s new degree is in something more useful to the current economic situation, something like bankruptcy studies, or post-structural penny-pinching.

Here is the Two-Button, Round-Toed Pump from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Available in three super fantastic colors, these substantial and panache-laden shoes are not your typical stilleto dealio. And look! They are on the sale, nearly 50% off of the usual price. Thus, you can begin your new life on the note of fiscal responsibility!

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