Blahnik Brogues

November 30, 2007
After a lengthy vacation from menswear-seven years to be exact-Manolo Blahnik has returned with a six-piece footwear collection for the boys. The collection packs quite the punch despite it’s rather small scale, ranging from the pinnacle of excellence-red suede Oxford brogues to the somewhat questionable-leopard print sandals. Of course, then there’s the bluest of blue..suede sandal/brogue hybrid shoe which I could hail as being oh so innovative but prefer to well..leave well enough alone.

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The brogues as I’ve already made blatantly obvious are-for me-the high-point of the collection, bearing in mind I’ve only, yet, seen half of it. A yearning to combine them with some chequered pants has suddenly surfaced. But not and I stress this, not of the clown or chef variety. These require the most subtle of patterned pants to enhance the cheeky humour-a heady grey and black combo I reckon.

Braces come to mind too, although, perhaps that might be veering somewhat too far on the circus side of things, you decide…

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  • WendyB November 30, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    I love that red shoe!

  • Suzanna Mars November 30, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    That, uh, blue half-brogue is rather dubious, isn’t it. I didn’t realize at first that it had a peep toe, giving it a summery aspect to match the sling back. The question of pedicure comes up.The red brogue reigns supreme!

  • riz December 1, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    WOW!! Really?? What great news. I must tell my bf immediately.

  • a. ( December 1, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    The red ones are fantastic while the rest is pretty … special. When I saw those sandals, tarzan and a lacking pedicure immediately came to my mind. Not very appealing.

  • TenderGirl December 2, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    the red is pretty…but a little special..a little hard to wear…

  • Thomas December 4, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    Those sandals are terrifying.

  • Poshpalette December 5, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    cant wait for it!

  • Bobble Bee December 7, 2007 at 4:58 am

    it’s funny i’ve never been a fan of blahnic no matter all the hip about his designs but his shoes for men are amazing. Thanks for posting it!