Do you know that the Spanish army once marched not on their stomachs but on espadrilles?
When I read that, I thought, big mistake, get those soldiers some robust leather hob nail bootees at once, there is embracing rustic charm and then there is plain old suicidal folly.
The espadrille took its first steps on the feet of peasants; my own feet are never happier than when encased on a soft jute footbed. All through my younger years every holiday would start with my arriving with a suitcase of shoes which would be tossed aside for a pair of cheap slip on espadrilles which I could actually walk in.
And, I probably fancy most men, and women, who wear Wayfarers. JFK wore a version, loved him. Audrey Hepburn, loved her. Tom Cruise, Risky Business, handsome dog. Jack Nicholson, bad boy. Michael Anthony Hall? You're a bit young for me, walk on by.
Well, we are 'cruising' into Memorial Day weekend and I’m off to Catalina an island of sybaritic pleasures
So, will you embrace the art of rope this summer?
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