8 hours ago
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It must be something in the air.
The execrable Jack Nicholson, Greg Kinnear classic "As Good as it Gets" was on the other night. There is absaposalutely no other reason to mention this other than watching it again reminded me how much I liked saddle shoes. I had forgotten this since the original 1996 release. Nicholson, spends much of the movie in a beat to hell pair that looked so right.
Mrs. T and I were out over the weekend and encountered a young woman in a brand spanking shiny new pair of brown and white saddles that in my heart looked awful, but I didn't let on. Few shoes look worse than out of the box saddles, not even bucks, not even white bucks. We told her, all the old people things, how good her shoes looked, how you rarely see a youngen wearing them, how we remember our last pair.
She politely listened and trumped by telling us how Tennessee Thomas has made them popular. As if we had any clue who Tennessee is. If you know, don't let on.
This pair, the photo liberated from Giuseppe of An Affordable Wardrobe is the last pair of saddles I have owned. They went with everything, just didn't fit well, so they were shipped off and now lead a happy and productive life in Boston.
To my mind's eye, for casual wear saddles work best in brown and white with the red rubber sole. Dressier choices exist.
Roberts is the place to go.