03 May 2010

Belgian Shoe Delight

"These dainty shoes can be a shock when initially tried on; they seem slightly camp, but even the butchest of men could not fail to be impressed by how comfortable they are. While slipping on a pair in delicious chocolate-suede, I attempted to glean from the shop's manager, who his customers might be. Of course, he was far too discreet to divulge, though I did surmise that they do include some of the most powerful individuals on the planet. Being a little down at heel myself, I chose to have rubber soles added to the bottoms of my pair to increase longevity--such luxury does not come cheap."

Mr Classic, Jeremy Hackett (2006)



Reggie Darling said...

Perfectly expressed. I bought my first pair in my early twenties, and have been wearing them ever since. I must have half a dozen pairs today. They become an addiction.

K.S. Anthony said...

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

I've been enamored w/ Belgian Shoes ever since running across a mention of them on Dandyism.net.

(tempest of applause)

ADG said...

Amazing that they were only twenty something bucks back then...also speaks to how long they've been around! Everyone knows that I'm completely nonobjective when it comes to these little enigmatic foppish slippers.

v. Braun. said...

Wahh, they just look so comfy, when I'll be in NYC I'll maybe check them out.

Best, J.G.v.B.

Summer is a Verb said...

Had to swing by and see if the rumor was true and indeed 'tis. 25 bucks...if only. Wouldn't have to sneak them in the house at that price point...XXOO

Lisa said...

They look so soft, but I'd totally destroy them with my procrastinating feet.