Originally Posted by Sartorian
Don't you tie your shoes with a bow? What about
s? And don't forget bows are for clowns, too.
Not the same thing at all. I mean, I suppose the bow tie - although honestly, my favorite part of a bowtie is leaving it untied at the afterparty.
Are you seriously claiming shiny pumps with bows aren't girly?
Originally Posted by Andre Yew
I think you're just trying to be difficult now, but just in case not, make sure you wear that long-tie the next time you wear your tux if you think bows are so inappropriate for a man.
I'm not wild about bowties either. I think that they look awful 90% of the time. That may be a function of clip-on ties or general in-expertise, I don't know. IN any event...I genuinely think the pumps look silly. Not gay, just silly. I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm trying to imagine a situation in which they wouldn't look like a joke. I'd be happy to see pictures that prove me wrong, but for me, I would look ridiculous, perhaps because I would be so self-conscious about them.
Originally Posted by Sator
Pumps were originally men's court dancing shoes. Women adopted them only much later - centuries later to be exact. In fact far from being merely 19th century, pumps are the oldest wardrobe item still worn by men, as they date back even further in time all the way to the 16th century. When you compare the subtle bow to the extravagant rosettes worn on court shoes back then, they are the last word in understatement:http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/images/...EDorset)01.jpg
For me, it would be a shame to lose this extraordinary continuity with the past just because women has usurped the right to wear them. As such I consider them de rigeur with evening full dress. I also agree that they look extremely understated and no courage is required to wear them. Just do it.
That's quite a picture. The heels on those are something. I don't know - I understand the continuity thing, but...sometimes, there's a reason things stopped being popular.
Originally Posted by Manton
There is a strong possibilty that none of these comments has been meant seriously. We're sort of on a gay bender around here lately.
Is it gay if it bends to the left or to the ri...
Oh, I just can't do it.