Manolo says, this it is one of the reasons the Manolo he loves the internet, shoe blogging for the gardeners!
Manolo says, here is the article from Times of the New York about the increasing popularity of the boots of the Cowboys.
Western boots worn out of season represent “a really strong trend, one that still is gaining momentum,” said Michael Atmore, the editorial director of Footwear News, a trade weekly. And to judge by the number of boot makers who have added Western models to their lineups, Mr. Atmore said, “a lot of companies are banking on the look for spring, summer and fall.”
It is something of a paradox that the Western boot, a classic emblem of Americana, derived much of its latest currency from the streets of London, where style-setting neo-bohemians like Kate Moss and Sienna Miller were snapped earlier this year wearing boots with flounced tunics or peasant skirts. Stateside, early adopters, flaunting boots as counterweight to the summer’s wispy skirts, led to a spike in sales.
The clamor for summer boots prompted the Frye Company to raid its archives and reissue discontinued looks like the Daisy Duke, its onetime signature Western style. The company, which is privately owned, does not release sales figures but forecast that its boot business would more than double this year. Jim McCormick, the president of the company, said that a substantial portion of that growth “is reliant on brisk sales of boots in the traditionally slow months from February through August.”
As often as not, the most prized boots are vintage models.
Of the course, this it is not the news to the Manolo. He has long said that every super fantastic girl needs the pair of the boots of the cowboy, and he has always recommended the most traditional of these boots, something like these handsome boots of the Lucchese below, because these traditional boots have always, and will always, weather the fickle winds of fashion.
These boots they will be worn for many years to come.
Manolos says, the Manolo he is often asked the question, “Manolo, what sort of the shoe should I absolutely not wear?”
This question, it is so easy to answer. Under no of the circumstances should you ever wear the ugly shoes or the cheap shoes.
The Manolo, he knows that the temptation for the cheap shoes, it is great. What with the rent and the foods and the many different bills, you are finding it difficult to get by on what “the man” he pays you.
Yes it is the knee-length boot, in the black. It’s not the best looking boot, but you only have fifty of the dollars, and like all of the super fantastic girls you need the boots in the black knee-length, so you ask the shopgirl to get it for you in the your size.
Manolo shouts, NOOOooooo!
Do not, under any of the circumstances, give in to the temptation and buy this boot!
It is the cheap, cheap, cheap, manufactured in the China with the plastic and the leather made from the roadkilled pets! It will not fit properly, it will fall apart quickly, and it looks only okay, not the super fantastic.
Manolo says, you will always regret the purchasing of the cheap shoes.
Manolo he reminds you that the cheap it is different from the inexpensive, from the bargain. Who does not love the bargain? The bargain, it is the classic, super fantastic shoe at the good price.
The cheap it is the the awful shoe at any price.
Manolo says, the second sort of shoe you should never consider the wearing of, is the ugly shoe.
The Manolo he does not need to say any more.
Manolo says, one of the places of the online that the Manolo he has recently discovered for the bargain shoe shopping is the SmartBargains.com. This place it often has the beautiful designer shoes at the inexpensive prices.
For the example, this pair of the classic Prada riding boots, they are over 50% off of the usual price.
Yes, as with many of the interent shoe bargains, the selection of the sizes it is limited. In the case of these boots to only the size six or the size seven, but if this it is your size, this it is the quality item that will long be the part of your wardrobe.
This open toe pump from the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Guache, it is only available in the size eleven, but this shoe it is selling for 65% off of the regular price.
The selection of the shoes at the SmartBargains.com it is not especially wide, however, the prices they cannot be bested, and until the end of the month of the May, if you purchase more than the $300 of the American dollars worth of the goods, the SmartBargains they will give you the additional $30 off of the purchase price! This it is indeed the most super fantastic and super smart bargain.
Manolo says, if the boots of the cowboys they are too rustic for you, there is another, more uptown option that the Manolo he has recommended in the past.
Manolo says, the cowboy friends of the Manolo (yes, the Manolo he has the cowboy friends, from the Tejas. Does not everyone?) the cowboy friends they call these boots “The Goat Ropers”, because they are used by the cowboys to rope the goats.
Ahh, says the Manolo, but are the cowboys from the Tejas who are roping the goats wearing the Isacc Mizrahi goat ropers? The Manolo, he thinks not.
Manolo says, these boots, like the boots of the Lucchese below, they are simple and traditional, although the Isaac Mizrahi he has put his own spin on them.
Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.
I have a question for you. I am a girl with rather large feet (11-12 american sizing), and I’m looking for a pair of cowboy boots. They can’t be too jokey or too fake, and they can’t call attention to the large size of my feet any more than necessary. Any suggestions?
The Manolo he has received many letters from his internet friends over the past few weeks begging the Manolo for the help with the big and the wide feets. In the next day or the two, the Manolo he will provide some assistance.
For the now, however, the Manolo he wishes to speak of the boots of the cowboys.
Manolo says, it is one of the rules of the Manolo that every super fantastic girl, she needs at the least one pair of the boots of the cowboy. And if you are to own only the single pair you would be wise to to make them very traditional, so that when the fashion it changes (and it always changes) you will not have the pair of the hot-pink ostrich leather boots sitting idle in the closet.
For the Manolo, the boots of the cowboy they are about tradition and function.This it is why the Manolo he loves this basic, very traditional boot from the Lucchese.
It is so plain, but also so handsome that it calls to the Manolo with it’s palpable scent of the sagebrush.
The colors in this boot, they are rich, and the decoration it is not, as the friend of the Manolo has said, “jokey” or “fake”. They are the good choice for the super fantastic girl who cannot resist the colorful boots.
By the way, just because the Manolo he has recommended the boots of the cowboy, it is not the license to go all praire chic on the Manolo, with the billowing skirt of denim and the jade jewlery and the and faux native American touches. Please, do not let this happen to you.
Manolo says, honor the spirit of the boots of the cowboys; keep your clothing simple and elegant when wearing them.
Manolo says, if you are looking for the shoes on the internets and you are not looking at The Bluefly, you are not looking as carefully as you might be.
Manolo says, you must go to the Bluefly and look at the shoes, as they have shoes from many of the most super fantastic designers, like the Prada, and the Jimmy Choo, and the Christian Louboutin. Yes, perhaps their selection it is not terribly wide, but the bargains they nonetheless abound.
Manolo says, one of the places the Manolo he loves to look for the super fantastic boots is at the website of the Gotham City Online.
Yes, on the one of the hands, at the Gotham City Online the sizes of the boots and the shoes available, they are frequently limited. However, on the other of the hands, the prices they are unbelievably low.
For the example, these super fantastic boots from the Coach, they have been reduced by the Gotham City over $130 of the American dollars, however, the are available only in the Americans sizes 8.5, 9, or 10.
Manolo says, there are many other bargains to be had at the Gotham City Online, from the JP Tods, and the Marc Jacobs, and the Michael Kors, and the others, however one must always be prepared to be disappointed by the capriciousness of the sizes available.