The Iconic film, " The Leningrad Cowboys Go to America" (1989)
featured footwear that no doubt might have inspired the rather tame
boots you seek:
Does one actually interview for graduate school today?
I applied to and was accepted to one of the top departments
in my field without my ever meeting any one. I only visited the campus to
decide whether I would attend. This was in the 70s and the "slobification"
at elite universiries was already underway.
I have a T &A that is about twenty years old.
Admittedly, it's not worn that often, but it still
looks great. I doubt that my recently-acquired
Finamore's will last nearly that long- hand
stitching looks delicate.
I was in Rome and Naples,Milan and Venice Fall 2014.
I didn't notice any particular dominant style of dress shoes,
except that slip-ons were fairly popular with business dress,
eg. suits and sport jackets. What I did notice that Naples, Rome
and Milan have obvious local differences in jacket cut. Naples
really showed a predominance of the Neaqpolitan style- natural
shoulders. The weather was still warm so non wool odd jackets
were common. Many seemed unstructured. In...
Well done!! Trust your very good instincts.
Quick question. You are in Honolulu. I've been there
twice. Most recently 2 1/2 years ago to an event, my childhood
friend's grand daughter's Bat Mitzvah. My friend is a professor
at the u of Hawaii. The party was big and expensive: Open Bars,
Various Buffetts with different types of Cuisine, live music, etc.
There were probalbly 150 attendees. I might have been the only
adult male wearing a coat and tie. My friend is an...