Don't Tread On These
Don't let the name fool you. You need neither tonsure nor vestments for these. Spring is in the air and at the danger of sartorial sacrilege I say sport these sans socks! They're fully lined with calf, the uppers are cut in sumptuous suede, and there are but a few left! The monk in blue suede is a shoe to be stopped in, and stopped you will be. There will be stares, in some extreme cases there will be salivation, but above all there will be envy.
When Adam looked down at his unshod feet in the Garden of Eden I daresay he might have wanted a pair of these to slip on. They are so beautiful that Saints would have sworn sacrilege and averted their eyes. The Amalfi suede is as soft as velvet, and whilst they may be blue in colour, Dennis Hooper and his cronies will leave you be.
The slim cut is sure to keep you looking svelte and stylish, even if the rest of you has not quite caught up. What's more they are as much at home on the beach as they are on the streets. This is a shoe for the slide into summer. A shoe to swing in a hammock. A shoe to carry you in warm sun. They are the full stop at the end of a sartorial sentence. Wear them with linen, wear them with denim, hell wear them with whatever you want, once you pull them on I doubt you'll want to take them off.
But above all, take a line from the southern states, and if anyone should stray too close, remind them gently: Don't tread on these.
Tommy RZA, Mayfair Correspondent
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