You may have heard that Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik will expand his empire with a men’s line. We’re not sure that’s the best idea. Nor does men.style.com executive editor Tyler Thoreson:
I wouldn’t wear them. I can’t imagine guys wearing them. They’re of limited appeal, I think. He’s a master cobbler, and so you probably won’t find a better made pair of shoes anywhere, but the style isn’t going to be for everyone.
Indeed. The only people we can see in those puppies are horribly rich, horribly tacky homos and, possibly, an overzealous, over-primped twink.
Blahnik attempts to deflect criticism by pointing to his horrendous creations’ “craftsmanship”. His pleas haven’t convinced What Not To Wear‘s Clinton Kelly: “This is not about craftsmanship, it’s about, ‘Hey look what I have on that you don’t have the balls to wear.'” And we all know that’s what short shorts are for, not blue suede slingbacks.
Ugh!I saw a man wearing slingbacks a while ago at the airport in Montreal and they looked nice but these for some reason…Big no-no!
hells kitchen guy
reminds me of that great line from Phil. Story: You have to be rich as a Lord to live in a dump like this.
I think he’s been making women’s shoes too long. Those aren’t gay, they’re girly.
… I think they’re cute.
they look as cheesy
…as the women’s shoes that Carrie Bradshaw wears on Sex and the City…give me a break.
Prepare to be mocked mercilessly if you dare to step out in public with these shoes.
Who cares. Some people like to have fun with their clothing. Big deal. I’d wear them… if I got them for free and my toes weren’t so ugly.
I’ve seen some of the range that will hit our shops soon and from what I saw they were nice, they obviously choose the most outlandish pair for this pic
What could you possibly wear those with?
fanboi – I can picture a foppish, middle-aged, gay fashion-slave wearing these with overpriced white linen pants and an equally overpriced gauzy, printed, silk button down shirt. Finish off with overpriced designer sunglasses. Display in an “exclusive” tropical locale, accessorize with a colorful drink in a martini glass and a scornful yet immobilized-by-botox expression. Hair implants optional.
But perhaps I’m being judgmental.
So, Gregg, what you’re trying to say is .. Elton John?? 🙂
I absolutely LOVE foppish, middle-aged, gay fashion slaves! They are a hoot. What I wouldn’t give for a a night on the town with (the late) Charles Nelson Reilly. What I can’t stand is people who pick others apart because of their clothing and mannerisms.
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