Words By S.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Anti-Fashion.

Filed under: Shoes — S @ 7:52 pm

I’m not the most fashionable person.  I know what I like, I have my own style that is somewhere between ultra conservative and zany.   Clothes rarely do much for me – I can put together a decent outfit when I want to, but I err on the side of jeans, more often than not.  I am, however, a sucker for a good pair of shoes.

For a while, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Oxfords and “old man” sneakers.  While my appetite for Oxfords has yet to be satiated, today I got my very first pair of “old man” sneakers, and I could not be happier.

 

Shall we call this the appetizer portion?

I have fond memories of my grandfather wearing shoes like these at all times (save for when it was obscenely hot, and then he would wear sandals).  I would play in them during visits – put my tiny feet into his gigantic size 13 sneakers, slap on his hat and grab his pipe, and then clomp around his house pretending to be him.  We would laugh and laugh.

Now that I have a pair of my very own, I can fully understand why he wore these endlessly.  Perhaps the next greatest thing is that they’re so cheap!  I intend to purchase many more pairs that I will then paint and dye and decorate.

Here’s to my new loves!

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