July 31, 2008

Found + Bought = Happy purple espadrilles

I have a thing for these brightly colored, rope-soled shoes known as espadrilles. I prefer them in bright sunshine colors (I have 4 pairs) paired with sear sucker shorts sans the socks. Espadrilles are the summer footwear of young classic men, cheap and come in zillions of colors. They’re also very light on the foot and comfortable, perfect for a leisure day at the beach or just hanging around somewhere. I remember my grandfather (Lolo Maning) telling me that they are in fact the sign of identity of the posh Spanish, known as Pijos". Espadrilles became the 'play shoes' for European style-makers like Coco Chanel in Biarritz , Picasso and Dali in the Costa Brava. If you want a pair of handmade espadrilles without traveling to Spain, visit + AC32 ( same owners of Firma), Tips and Toes nail salon and weekend bazaars all over the metro.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! nice insight! never knew the story behind espadrilles... thought it was just the predecessor of wedges :p but its cool ya' know... where'd ya get your trivia? (i mean, other than ofcourse, your Lolo Maning) :D -crish

BUDDHA BANANA said...

hey Crish, thanks! Reading too much fashion magazines I think did help me and some insights from my parents and grand parents. I still have loads of Flaunt, wallpaper, ID, Esquire, Details, GQ, InStyle, Elle and local magazines like Preview and Meg and don’t know how to store them..

The Archer said...

Hi! I;ve been searching for these shoes when I chanched upon your post. Is it ok to ask where you bought your espadrilles in Manila? Thank you.

ME BUDDHA BANANA said...

Hi Archer! I actually got mine at AC +632 in Greenbelt 5 2 years ago. You can also get them for half the price at Makati Cinema Square