What do saddle shoes and kilties have in common? They’re both featured in the Laurence Fellows-penned image above from the Esquire archives, and they’re both not on my Christmas list.
Regular readers will know my aversion to both footwear atrocities. But then again I dig bit loafers. De gustibus, et cetera, et cetera.
Below is the text that ran with the illustration. — CC
The Yales, Princetons, Harvards and others of their ilk have a way of formenting new fashions with startling regularity. So, while the campus fashion news is still sizzling, we’ll serve it up to you piping hot: khaki color hat, in low crushed model with lighter-shade stiched felt on brim, wows them at New Haven… Striped Shetland jackets loom as heir apparent to plaids… Fringed tongue shoes bespeak the country trend… Crochet-knit silk tie is runner-up to the favored foulard. Staple good taste and still A-plus rating: covert slacks, saddle strap shoes, striped oxford shirt with buttondown collar, gabardine suit. This particular gabardine suit, however, deserves a headline all by itself. Its Colonial tan is one of the smartest of the new shades and, putting it well toward the head of the headline class, one of the newest of the smart shades.