Guest Post: Saddle Up
March 2, 2010 § 6 Comments
Today’s guest post is compliments of Will in Denver, founder and writer of Momentum of Failure. (his Tuesdays with a Pretty Girl weekly post is pretty fantastic, by the way) His goal: bringing top drawer fashion to the mile high city one bow tie and stylish shoe at a time. Will is presenting Pair Diem with this pair of natty saddles. Read below and decide whether you’ve fallen for their old school charm.
There’s a certain charm and quiet professionalism attached to a pair of saddle shoes. Having gone to private school most of my academic life, I was used to uniforms and general “kempt” look the schools expected of students. While I couldn’t wait to shed these garbs at the end of the school days, I look back at them now and think, “We really did look sharp.” And when I see what the kids are wearing today, I feel almost fortunate to have learned how to look somewhat classy at an early age. I’m a little older (and only mildly wiser), still get flustered by the pretty girl, but I find myself reliving the look of those elementary days, cemented even more by Johnston & Murphy saddles I just acquired. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, what can I say? I even cuffed, as that was cool around the playground.