After having some pretty cold weather these last few weeks in London, the sun (and warmth) finally came out today, which almost gave the feeling of a Spring arrival. Now, I must say that I have a real love/hate relationship with our world’s seasons. I love the heat and hate the cold, but hate the clothing for the Spring/Summer and love the clothing for Autumn/Winter. Sounds weird doesn’t it? But about one of the only things that I really really like for the Spring/Summer 2012 season is the return of the boat shoe. I always look forward to seeing what the boat shoe companies are going to come up with every year in hopes to find something that I really like. This year’s upcoming big one is called The Patriot by Sebago, of which any proud British gentleman (and possibly lady) will be able to adorn his country’s flag on the sole of his shoe. I can’t say that I am particularly a big fan of wearing flags on my clothes, but nevertheless, I quite enjoy the rest of this shoe, from the clear sole to the bold lining colors, and just the colors in general. It’s quite amazing to see how much of an impact Sebago has been making these last couple of years, first in the States, and now here in England. I can only be excited about their future collaborations and concoctions! For those that share my passion for a nice boat shoe and fancy this one, it will be available from mid-May, and will be exclusive at John Lewis.
Bearing in mind that in troubled times, such as wars, the Union Flag (like the national flag of any country) has been the rallying point of many brave men who have died to defend it I find it abhorrent that it should now be trodden underfoot. To me this shoes a total lack of respect and I for one would not buy these shoes.
Justin FitzPatrick, "The Shoe Snob"
I had a feeling that this subject might come up and I can totally understand (and agree with) what you are saying, which is why I don’t fancy having any kind of flag on my clothing. And while I would not wear this neither, as I am not British, I still do like the rest of the shoe…for a nice summer pair.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
ooh the white one with powder blue sole just stole my heart ^^ now i can’t sleep well till i bought it lol
I dont like boat shoes in general unless you are on a boat, I prefer bowling shoes. boat shoes to me are like the harry enfield character , blazer, rugby shirt chinos boat shoes