Flotsam & Jetsam No. 44: My Fincy Walks

AS A break from the usual fountain pen, I’m treating myself this Christmas to a new pair of shoes—and “new” here means literally, refreshingly new, as almost all of my shoes come from the resale shop, or ukay-ukay, and look fit enough to march through the pig farm with.

This time I opted for something a wee bit fancy, and settled on these “Fincy Walk” (that’s what they call them) shoes by Clarks–just about the softest and toniest shoes I’ve worn in years, fit to be danced in. I am not worthy! (But I’ll wear them, anyway, to my next poker game—they’ll go nicely with the fedora, and my chips may walk away from me, but these won’t.)

4 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam No. 44: My Fincy Walks

    • hi, tess, good to hear from you! i checked out your website and saw what a good and productive time you’re having down there in florida! i’m back home so we’re having a nice, cozy pinoy christmas, and i hope you are, too!

  1. Nice leather. Will shoe polish work on them or do you need special leather conditioners? My grandfather was, and my father is, a “shoe/leather man”. Unfortunately, I did not bother to learn when the knowledge was ripe for the picking. A decision I now regret.

  2. thanks! to be safe, i’m using leather conditioner with this pair, at least until the leather acquires a natural sheen. it’s sort of pre-polished at the tips and at the heels to give it an accent, so we know that the leather does shine up. but i’m in no hurry–i think this is the kind of leather that will age nicely. i wore them all day the other day to break them in, and they were really comfortable to walk in.

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