Tod’s Jackie

Tods Womens Shoes - Spring-Summer 2007 - JACKIE

Manolo says, it is no secret that the Manolo intensely admires the casual shoes of the J.P. Tod’s, and this red patent leather shoe, the Jackie, only further increases the Manolo’s admiration.


By the Light of the Silvery Tods

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Manolo says, Your silvery beams, will bring love dreams.


Sneakers for the Dentist to Be

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

Dear Manolo,

I have quite a challenge for you. I am currently a full time dental student and as required as part of my clinical uniform I must wear frighteningly disgusting seafoam green scrubs. White sneakers are also part of the uniform. Can you suggest a pair of all white sneakers (with non-colored logos) that are stylish and functional for every day?


Usually in Heels

Ayyyyy! The dull conformity of the working day uniform, how the Manolo hopes that when you become the lady dentist you shall eshew such blandness in favor of the color and style.

If the money were no object the Manolo would put you in these marvelous silvery sneaks from the J.P. Tod’s.

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Beautiful, no?

However, since you are the poor student, busily racking up the gigantic student loans, the Manolo would recommend something lest likely to rupture your bank.

Dynamis from Lacoste  Manolo Likes!  Click!

Here is the Dynamis from the Lacoste. Yes, it has the tiny little lettering in the color “tomatine” low on the shoe, but otherwise it is white and stylish.

Besides, such silly rules as this were meant to be ignored.

Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, the Manolo’s most recent column for the Express of the Washington Post it is now available for the downloading. Today, it is the shoes for the super fantastic scientist.

Dear Manolo,

I’m a scientist, and my work in the lab requires much standing and walking back and forth. When I was a grad student I wore sneakers, but now that there is a title next to my name, I’d like to wear something more elegant.


Manolo says, oddly, the Manolo he personally knows many of the brianiac scientists, and he would have to say that sartorially they are the sorry lot, perhaps second only to the mechanical engineers and the German fashion designers in terms of fashion faux pas per minute.

Thank goodness for the lab coat!

And so given the usual standards of dress which the scientists adopt, the Manolo he cannot but be cheered that his friend would seek out professional counsel in the matter of feetwear. It is with such minor victories that the battle against ugliness is won.

Of the course, this quest of the Manolo’s scientific friend, to find the comfortable but also super fantastic and affordable shoes, it is the search for the Holy Grail.

We who are but the humble servants of the shoe, we spend of our lives looking for this elusive and majestic relic, and she who has located it truly has found the “pearl of great price”.

The Manolo he does not say that these shoes from the Stuart Weitzman called the Buckminster (like the Buckminster Fuller!) are as unto the treasures of heaven, but they have the reputation for comfort, and they are in the opinion of the Manolo stylish enough so as to shame the scientific colleagues into wearing something better.

Buckminster by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!

P.S. The Manolo he would also recommend this shoe below from the J.P. Tods as being suitable for the serious and diligent scientist who wishes to be stylish

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P.P.S. Engineer Chic!


The Loafers from the Tods

Manolo says, suddenly the Manolo he has become obsessed with the loafers, and has been looking at the loafers from many different of the designers. And as always, the Manolo he comes back to the casual loafers of the J.P. Tods, they are among the best of the best.

J.P. Tods Womens Loafers Shoes Fall - Winter 2005/06    Manolo Likes!  Click!

Tods Womens Loafers Fall - Winter 2005/06    Manolo Likes!  Click!

For the example are not both of these, the top in the suede and the bottom in the embossed faux-crocadile leather, quite handsome?


JP Tod’s for the June Gloom

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Manolo says, the June Gloom it is especially thick this morning, but that does not mean that the sun it cannot be commanded to appear, but only if we wear the most summery of the shoes, like these sophisticated sandals from the J.P. Tods.

Shoes For The Dancer’s Toes

Manolo says, one of the Manolo’s many internet friends has asked the Manolo the question.

I’m looking for shoes to wear this summer/spring, and adore the light, flirty sandals that many designers have created. Here’s the bad news: I’m a dancer, and while my feet look fine (thank goodness) my toes are a mess! After all of these years of dancing, they’re crooked, scarred, and some of my toenails are rather ugly from all the damage they get…

Are there any pretty, flirty, and above all, stylish shoes for this spring/summer that don’t show toes or show very little? I’m getting awfully tired of watching all of my non-dancer friends wearing sandals in the summer while I seem to be stuck in heels or my dance shoes…

Ayyyyy! The toes of the dancers, they can indeed be most “gnarly”. Yet, at the same of the time, the dancing en pointe it gives one the lithe and comely frame and the legs that are the envy of the friends, no?

Is this not always how it is with the life? Into it both the blessings and the curses they come.

Manolo says, this question, it has proven to be one of the more difficult ones that the Manolo he has attempted to answer. On the one of the hands, there are many of the pretty and flirty shoes for the summer this season. Yet on the other of the hands, the summer shoes of prettiness and flirtiness that cover the stank nasty toes, they are indeed most difficult to find.

However, it is not in the nature of the Manolo to fail where the shoes they are concerned. So below are three of the toe-covering shoes that perhaps meet the requirements of the Manolo’s internet friends.

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These shoes from the JP Tods they are not so much the “flirty” as the sporty, yet with the kitten heel and the Tod’s hardware, they are dressed up and ready for the afternoon gathering at the yacht club.

Isaac Mizrahi - Taya (Natural Straw)    Manolo Likes!  Click!

This mule of the woven straw from the Isaac Mizrahi, it has the light and airy feel, like something for the tropics, that is if the tropics, they were on the Upper East Side.

Pucci  Mule        Manolo Likes!  Click!

Manolo can only say, flirty? Pucci makes the smiles!


Tods for the Summer

Tods Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005

Tods Womens Shoes Spring - Summer 2005

Manolo says, who knew that the JP Tods they could produce such simple, elegant and indeed beautiful sandals for the summer wearing.