Shoes Looking?

Squeakaholic July 3, 2012 0

A big chubby ‘Hello’ to all the hip, the sheik and happening people out there. It’s been a while since I have written for you. How have you all been? Has life been treating you all well enough? Oh… wait. I’m so sorry. I had mistaken you guys for my regular blog readers. Apologies.

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Please don’t roll your eyes at me. But if you choose to do so, can you please look away from your iMonitors or PC-pads when doing so? That way, I would feel less self conscious and be composed enough to continue writing. You wouldn’t expect a blogger for a fashion section to have any sense of humour right? Case and point.

It is nice to meet you all. I am eagerly waiting for the day where we get to know one another a little better. And should you wish you refer to me as your friend, buddy, consultant or Mr Squeak #4, I would not hold it against you – I’d embrace it as though I were a kid running through the soft toy section of Toys R Us (Disclaimer: I did not get paid for this comment).

But if you totally object to calling me any of the above, then ‘The guy the with Burberry Jacket’ will do. Burberry London to be concise. Each time I think back to the days where I would commute to work in outerwear that would make me cringe to even see in my wardrobe today, my body trembles in trepidation. Although somewhat conspicuous, let me tell you – I almost weep each time I slide my arms through the sleeves of said jacket, button up the buttons, tie the waist strap to hug my body. Also, the fact that it retails for over a thousand pounds on is enough to make you feel a million dollars.

Enough about me! Let’s talk fashion (or lack thereof). So there has always been the perpetual argument where some would cheer for Team Comfort whereas the rest would err on the side of Team Fashion. Which do you prefer? One of my pet hates is people who travel to work all dazed and confused. I say this because I am not sure whether they intended to dress for a rigorous exercise routine but accidentally put on a business suit instead of a pair of shorts and a singlet. What is with that? Their attire could have costed them hundreds even thousands of dollars yet when coupled with a pair of joggers – I would not even care if the suit were by Zegna.

So where do we draw the line between fashion and comfort? Obviously we wear suits because our employers expect it from us. Having said this, I know deep down inside you all feel a little better about yourselves in a suit compared to a pair of old jeans and a worn out polo shirt. So why ruin it?

In this day and age, the list of names whom make trendy business footwear that provides support and comfort are almost limitless. And to those who do not wear leather, there are a few websites that sell all types of accessories and footwear made from synthetic leathers. Google it and you shall find them. So please don’t comment and say it is too difficult to be bothered about appearances.

On a serious note, I empathize with those whom have chronic foot problems. Most possibly due to inferior support from your shoes. My only suggestion would be to see a specialist. Once recovered, spend a little time to find a shoe that fits well, provides all the support and comfort you require and most importantly, a pair of shoes that look good! You deserve it.

Keep in mind that all these words come from someone who was recently shy, thrifty and conforming to the trends that did not conform with fashion. What I’m trying to point out is that it is never too late to stand out. Whether you are a uni graduate, a single 30 year old, a father of three or a single mother – you can look impeccable! Trust me, the extra compliments really do provide a great uplift. Try it! Let me know how you go.

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