Monday, November 29, 2010
Butterflies are on my mind these days, the slipon shoes with crossed straps above the apron like the bespoke pair by the Parisian maker Antony Delos in the photograph. W.S. Foster is in town today, hopefully carrying the re-made pair of dark brown casuals that have been in the works for going on two years. If the new slipon last they made for me seems to be doing its job, well I might be able to use one more pair of shoes to replace some monks that Edward Green never managed to make fit. In chestnut, if they have the leather.
On the other hand, butterflies are not formal enough to wear with suits, nor are slipons constructed to stand up to any kind of weather. And Foster's casual design is to my mind one of the best looking shoes of its type on the planet. It is too formal for moleskins and cords but would be fine with the odd jacklets and suits that I wear most of the time anyway. A second pair with more brogueing might do an equally good job of replacing those monks.
With any luck I will not be able to reach a decision.