o much for 70° and May in the middle of March. It hit 80 during our warm spell and totally channeled the way Chicago feels in June. Mind boggling! Of course, by evening I was pulling on legwarmers and grabbing my leather jacket before I stepped out into the chill winter air. Some might complain. But the way I see it, it gives me the chance to change up my wardrobe. Forget the day-into-night fashion ethic. I love putting together an outfit for the sunny part of the day...built around a sweet pair of shoes...then trading in that look for something that will keep me warm at night...including my feet. I'm getting to wear more of my clogs as a result. And you gotta know I love that!
A reminder from Multnomah Leather Shop
Bless you, Mark Casperson. I like the way you think.
It may finally be Spring: I just finished this Saddle Shoe for a guy in New York. Just to remind your readers that all of our shoes are available in Men's sizes, not just the Black and Brown ones....
And to the gentleman in New York who bought himself this very cool pair of saddle shoe clogs from Mark and his Multnomah Leather Shop:
Dude, you rawk!!!
A guy blogging about clogs on a Friday
Long time readers of Every Clog Has Its Day will remember meeting Frederik Sisa in posts past. He's not only a dedicated follower of fashion, he also analyzes and critiques it as part of his thoughtful blog The Fashionoclast. As a man who loves wearing clogs, I found him to be just the sort of person I wanted to get to know. And the more we traded comments and e-mail, I discovered he was someone I also wanted to get to know better.
At the end of last year we hatched a plan to combine our mad skillz as bloggers to run a joint interview with Isabelle Segonzac-Estrade, the owner and craftsperson behind the stunning French footwear known as Les Sabots d'Isa. Her designs were profiled previously on ECHID over a year ago. How embarassing. At the time I intended to follow up sooner with a full-fledged interview with Isa. But it's taken me this long to do her justice. Or rather I should say it's taken the French speaking skills of Mr. Sisa to help me get my questions written and added to his so that we could both present this intriguing shoemaker...beginning with the first half of the interview published on The Fashionoclast today...and concluding with the second half to appear here on ECHID on Monday.
This Guy Day Friday is being kept brief to allow you enough time to bop over to Frederik's site and read about this woman who loves the luxury of life far from the city, who loves working with her hands, and who fell in love with clogmaking the moment she entered her father-in-law's workshop.
Of course, I would be doing Guy Day Friday fans a disservice if I didn't give you a glimpse of some of the men's styles in the Les Sabots d'Isa catalog. Her site is in French so you'll want to look for the "mixtes" link that takes you to the page that shows styles available up to size 47 and 48. Mon dieu! C'est fantastique!
[On my feet as I blog: Jeffrey Campbell Litas (in the flocked paisley colorway known as Black Coffee) when the sun was out, XRAY clogs from Bernardo Footwear when I went to a rehearsal in the evening. Variety isn't the spice of life. It is life.]