John McCain Wears Nice Shoes
The flack department at HuffPo emails to tout Isabel Wilkinson‘s post, “A Week In John McCain’s Shoes — His $520 Ferragamo Loafers, That Is.” It documents, in extensive detail, McCain’s wearing of a pair of black calfskin Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Pregiato’ Moccasins, which retail at Nieman Marcus for $520.
Apparently, this goes to show that McCain doesn’t buy his shoes at WalMart. And is a hypocrite?
In response to Barack Obama’s foreign tour, McCain spent much of his energy last week emphasizing his focus on domestic issues. What better way to show his American pride than to tour the country in Italian leather?
No word on what shoes Obama wears. I’m guessing, given that he’s a youngish millionaire with a sense of style, that he’s wearing expensive shoes, too. At any rate, while Allen-Edmonds and other American manufacturers make some nice shoes, I can’t imagine many Americans will be upset that an elderly gentleman who can afford it wears comfortable Italian loafers.
Fashion-wise, I prefer lace-ups, including Allen-Edmonds, with a suit. I do, however, own a pair of chocolate suede Ferragamo bit loafers (perhaps Nirvanas, but I’m not positive) that I bought last summer in Florence for substantially less than $520.