The reception given to the photo of Alan Flusser here the other day made me hesitant to share my Manhattan souvenir, a pair of Belgian Shoes Mr. Casual in fuzzy leopard. Flusser wrote about them in, I believe, the first Style and the Man and I have wanted a pair ever since (they complement, if that is the word, pajamas of any color). The problem was that whenever I inquired they were out of stock and had a six month backlog.
I stopped in the Belgian Shoes store on east 55th the other day and, lo and behold, there was inventory on hand. Blame the Great Recession. Or Mr. Flusser. He may be inured to it by now.