|by Marc Fisher|
In a recent trip to Macy's I hit the shoe clearance section (literally the greatest place on earth) and I found a couple pairs of shoes much too necessary to leave behind...plus they were 75 percent off.
The first pair is pictured above; I was mostly drawn to that simple leather tassel a la Acne pistol boot. I've never been here for blatant knockoffs so I was pleased that the tassel detail was pretty much the only borrowed feature. I also appreciated the hiker-boot soles, which are perfect because I'm really rough on my shoes with all the walking I do as a car-less person in a car-driving state. They're made with a high quality, wonderful smelling, distressed leather and that classic silhouette means I'll definitely be wearing them until I'm 60...then maybe I'll swap them out for orthopedics or something.
|...and there will be a next time.|
When I got to the register, the slimmed down Santa Claus-looking salesman informed me that there was a pre-sale promotion going on that would give me another 20 percent off. However, I couldn't pick up the shoes until five days after my purchase because the sale event wouldn't happen until then. 'Twas no problemo of course; there isn't a single pair of shoes I buy these days that I ever really need, regardless of how much I convince myself. The grand total came to about $50 for two pairs of shoes valued at about $330. I was very pleased.
The first time I wore the boots was on Thursday for a work-social thing; the clean cut, yet rugged design made them really easy to style for a casual, but professional situation.
Spring weather is finally starting to come around and I remember Thursday being the perfect mix of warm sunshine and cold breeze. I definitely didn't have to put a real coat on, but this grampa blazer has a good helping of wool in it and that scarf kept my boney chest from shivering. Finally, I think all the neutral tones here kept the cheetah print/tribal print/pink shirt combo from being all the way cray, but I always go for a mild dose of tackiness-because I can.