Damn. I've been spending more and more on clothing the last couple years. I own several pairs of decent shoes (mostly AE, some Magli, some Ferragammo). But I guess you guys are going to goad me into getting some made just for me
. The Vass sound great, but a bit pricey. It's not that I can't afford it, assuming that I put a bit (hah) more of my pay into clothing- it's just that I generally prefer to put my money into stocks and bonds, thank you very much. I think that love of shoes might be threatening my retirement
. Speaking of shoes, I was wearing a nice Zegna casual shirt (light blue, small black and white pattern, rumpled, sleeves rolled up later in the evening) and some nice Zanella off white linen trou (wrinkled, later in the evening, of course). I wound up on someone's porch, drinking cheap beer at 3 in the morning. I was informed (by a girl) that it was not permissible to wear anything other than slides with linen pants in Florida in the summer. This after the girl had felt both my shirt and my slacks, lovingly- I was by far the best dressed guy there (frightening, as I was seriously dressed down- a jacket would have been really out of place, and the untucked wrinkled thing was the only way to slip some decent clothes by the T-Shirt police). Anyway, is it really wrong to wear a cordovan penny with a light linen trouser and a rumpled shirt? Must one wear a slide with that in Florida? I don't like showing my feet, off the beach, and I had just tossed on the penny out of habit.