A public spectacle? You bet!

6 Jan

I took the Mike’s out for their public debut last night.

What a debut!

I had tickets to go see Empire at the Spiegeltent and was walking through the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park before the show.

The reaction to my footsies was fantastic!

Nearly everyone I passed looked down and simply stared at the shoes.

I passed a child, who tugged on his Mother’s arm excitedly. “Wow! Mummy! Look at the man’s shoes!” A fashion guru in the making, there.

I was then accosted by a small group of middle aged ladies, who politely asked if they could take a photo of me with them. I kid you not.

One of them then noticed the parrot motif on the trousers and got down to have a closer look.

Now if there was a photo taken then, I want to see it. A man in bright yellow shoes, standing in the middle of the walk, with two women standing either side of him and a third bending down in front of him peering at his… trouser leg.

I fought my way through the adoring throng and finally made it to the Spiegeltent, where I was immediately accosted by one of the performers who asked where I had bought the shoes.

Of course, I mentioned my good friends at Squire Shoes, and our recent collaboration for the upcoming Summer collection, and happened to mention that these were a hand made one off pair made especially for me. I then had to ask if they had a side entrance so I could fit my swelling head.

All in all, I had at least half a dozen people ask where I got the shoes.

Quite the impressive debut, if you ask me. Hell, even if you don’t ask me, it was still impressive.



Shoes – Squire

Trousers – Paul Smith

Shirt – David Smith

P.S. The show was fantastic, in case you were wondering.


2 Responses to “A public spectacle? You bet!”

  1. homerstyle January 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Reblogged this on homerstyle and commented:
    Loving these kicks! Adding them to my acquisition list.

    • shoesmaketheman January 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

      They should be available online from August of this year. Keep an eye out at Squire shoes. Link on the right, as usual.
      Thanks for the reblog, and thanks for following!

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