Archive for November, 2009
I was surprised at how much H&M had stepped it up (oh dear, can’t stop with the shoe puns) when I visited the posh Midtown branch on Black Friday. Most pairs were around $25 to $30-something bucks.
Wanted, NYLA, Juicy, Steven and Pour La Victoire motorcycle-inspired boots are for sale at Century 21.
In my search for a pair of over-the-knee boots, I took the Guess Rumala High Heel Over-the-Knee Boots for $139.90 for a test drive.
First test: Did they actually come up over my knees? Check.
The leather was of a decent quality. For some reason, though, when I put them on, they bunched strangely over my ankles and right under my knees.
The bend-at-the-knee test: I could bend my knee decently because of the lower back, but it wasn’t ideal.
The walking test: Did not pass. The heel, unfortunately, was not so comfortable for some reason, even though it was only 3.5 inches.
The search continues.
Just wanted to give an update on the scene at Bloomingdales as of last week. There were a ton of mid- to upper-range shoes on sale, hitting prices from 61.99 to 81.99 for typical flats to over $100 for booties.
(I love how the girl on the right has one pump and one boot on. I was wondering which one was hers and which was the store’s. I think the boot is hers, judging from her outfit and the weather, but I could be wrong).
On the sale rack shoes:
Most of the following shoes are on display as full price. Marc Jacobs, RoseGold, Tory Burch and Corso Como are just a few of the brands available.
I am ridiculously enamored with department store windows, and the recent windows at Bloomingdales are action-packed and for once feature men in colorful, playful settings.
Bloomingdales and DC Comics have partnered together to celebrate DC Comics’ 75th anniversary with a line of t-shirts and cuff links. The D&G and Adidas shoes paired with the outfits were perfect. The modern man needs a great sneaker to keep him not just mobile and comfortable, but dapper in almost any casual situation.
Check out the comics on these kicks.
The t-shirts, cuff links and other accessories are available on Bloomingdales.com.
Here’s to more colorful, fun, whimsical men’s clothes and shoes in the windows.