The Shoe Snob Blog

August 9, 2012

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English Eccentricism – Yellow Trousers!

While England is a country that has been deeply rooted in sartorial conservatism and tends to have a very strong idea of the way that ‘one should dress,’ there is another side of that coin that prides itself in the act of being eccentric. And while being conservatively elegant is something nice, it will never turn my head the way in which a well-dressed eccentric will. That being, my good friend Geoff here (who is a cloth merchant that frequents The Row) was bet that he would not have the courage to wear these amazingly bright, yellow trousers. But being a good ‘ol East London lad who doesn’t care what people think, he gladly accepted the challenge and even threw in a nice bright tie to add to the mix. Overboard? Well, that depends on who is judging. All I know is that it made me look twice, in astonishment, and commanded pictures to be thrown on the blog for all of you to put your two cents in…..All I can say is that while I may have not worn them the say way, I can admire the fact that he did it, and did so with a decent pair of shoes on: His favorite Cleverleys…..(however they were desperate for a polish!!)