guys, how many shoes do you own?
correction – it would probably be more telling to ask, what shoes do you own? a pair of nike or adidas? maybe a tattered pair of converse? a pair of rubber (…or maybe leather) flip-flops? since this is texas, it might be fair to say you even have a pair or two of cowboy boots. well, m’boy, it’s time for some man-shoes. er…excepting the cowboy boots – cowboy boots, that you actually wear and use, are manly-man shoes. no, that pointy-toed, western-esque, faux leather, stacked heel shit you find in expensive stores doesn’t count; those wannabe’s are girly-man shoes. run. away. so… i guess what i really mean is, middle-of-the-road-between-boy-and-manly-man-and-far-away-from-girly-man shoes.
it’s time for some serious questions. do you have shoes for a job interview? for that job once you get it? a wedding? a funeral? for your great aunt mildred’s tea party next sunday? no need to panic. check these out: these are the latest offerings by george esquivel, of southern california. begun in 1994, all his shoes are made-to-order, by hand. in addition, the leather he uses is sourced from the same place venerable fashion house louis vuitton buys its leather. of course, another serious question you should ask yourself is “do i have enough disposable income?” if not, it can’t hurt just to take a peek.