Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett
I arrived to the office today to discover that I was wearing a different shoe on each foot. On the left, the Alden Long Vamp loafer in dark brown calf. On the right, the Alden Leisure Handsewn in Color 8 shell. In my defense, I doubt anyone would even notice as they are the exact same shoe, just with slightly different vamp heights and of different materials. Can we call this sprezzatura? I think I just sprezzed myself.
No big deal. Early in my career, I went directly from breakfast at home, five minutes away, into an Embassy staff meeting still wearing the napkin in my collar to protect my tie. The Ambassador and other Senior Officers who were given to wry (and cutting) understatement had a field day. I reacted with my customary aplomb.