It is rather sudden but we are just about back to Fall, the adult equivalent of back to school, and that will mean for me anyway a change from the slipons shoes of summer to the laces and buckles of the new season. Fall is my favorite time of the year - the worst thing about it will be that the young women of New York will stop wearing their summer dresses and we shall all be the poorer for that.
I will rather hate to stop wearing the pigskin slipons in the photos and their ilk, though their season still has some months to run. On the other hand it is time to look forward to cashmere knitwear and flannel trousers, tweed jackets and madder neckties, covert coats and homburg hats. Which reminds me to write Stephen Temkin and order a midnight blue lord's hat, to be ready not terribly long after fall arrives.
Speaking of women and shoes, which we were in a way, a friend reminded me of Caroline Groves, the English lady who makes bespoke women's shoes. If you have not seen her work, her online gallery is well worth a look. The feathered models will not be wearable on the street when fall does arrive, however they seem to me to be the type of things that a woman would carry in a bag and don when she got where she was going anyway.
Photos by Rose Callahan