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Fashion: More men seek out high heels
upi ^ | May 22, 2010

Posted on 05/22/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono

LONDON, - High-heeled shoes for men appear to be making a comeback, British shoe purveyors say.

The London department store Selfridges reports sales are good for boots that combine pointed toes with a Cuban heel, The Times of London says. Sam Lobban, a Selfridges buyer, calls the style "flamboyant, but in an edgy, cool way."

"Heeled boots are the epitome of this and seem a natural turn for our customer -- rock'n'roll twinned with elegance," he said.

James Taylor & Sons reports its customers want the extra inches a "man heel" provides without any obvious fashion statement. Owner Peter Schweiger told the Times many of his customers bring in wing tips and other conventional shoes to get lifts that will discreetly elevate them a bit.

But some men do not mind letting others see the trick.

"Sometimes people bring in shoes which we raise for them, back to the brothel creeper way of things with two inches of crepe under the soles," Schweiger said.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: boots; crossdressing; highheels; jpb; poofters


1 posted on 05/22/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

The title scared me until I saw the picture...*wipes sweat from brow*


2 posted on 05/22/2010 12:27:44 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: JoeProBono

If its got heels and it aint cowboy boots its just plain gay.


3 posted on 05/22/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: JoeProBono

They were called “Beatle Boots”.


4 posted on 05/22/2010 12:29:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Dallas59

My chukka boots have heels.


5 posted on 05/22/2010 12:31:42 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: JoeProBono
Them Texas Cowboys have been doing that for a long while ... :-)


6 posted on 05/22/2010 12:32:36 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: JoeProBono
What?

7 posted on 05/22/2010 12:32:41 PM PDT by mainsail that (Vote Obama: Get 15 salaries and retire at 45!)
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To: JoeProBono
Paging Mr. Crist, Mr. Charlie Crist, please report to the shoe department. Your purchase is ready for pick-up.
8 posted on 05/22/2010 12:33:16 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: JoeProBono

In my old rock and roll band days, we used to wear these things. We bought em cheap from NY shoe stores Flagg Bros (Yes FLAGG Bros, not FAG Bros, LOL). They were so poorly made and so uncomfortable for so long they hurt your feet for months if not forever. You could go lame wearing those “Beatle Boots”.

Now, I mostly loaf around in my loafers. No meatloaf for me.


9 posted on 05/22/2010 12:33:43 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: Perdogg
Lol...when someone puts high heels and "men" in the same sentence...I think of...



I'm just racist that's all.
10 posted on 05/22/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: JoeProBono
And for them Texas Cowgirls ...


11 posted on 05/22/2010 12:36:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mainsail that

12 posted on 05/22/2010 12:38:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Texas Cowboys have been in the "high-heel business" for a long time ... :-)


13 posted on 05/22/2010 12:40:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: garyhope

14 posted on 05/22/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I like the dude, he knows more US history than our own President.


15 posted on 05/22/2010 12:42:20 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Star Traveler

16 posted on 05/22/2010 12:44:09 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
I like my brown Corcoran jump boots. They shine up like glass...


17 posted on 05/22/2010 12:45:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

18 posted on 05/22/2010 12:46:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

19 posted on 05/22/2010 12:51:31 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: JoeProBono
North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas ... :-) ... created by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade ...
20 posted on 05/22/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: JoeProBono


21 posted on 05/22/2010 12:57:32 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: JoeProBono

Traffic - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys


22 posted on 05/22/2010 12:59:10 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: All


23 posted on 05/22/2010 1:00:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: manic4organic

24 posted on 05/22/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Arrest me ... :-)


25 posted on 05/22/2010 1:05:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mainsail that

Cheers!

26 posted on 05/22/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Star Traveler

27 posted on 05/22/2010 1:42:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Star Traveler

Those are gorgeous.


28 posted on 05/22/2010 1:45:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I like ‘em, too ...


29 posted on 05/22/2010 1:55:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

That girl has the most beautiful hands.....tapered and feminine.

The rest of her is pretty nice, too.

:^)


30 posted on 05/22/2010 2:00:16 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: manic4organic

I’d forgotten that song - loved it back when.


31 posted on 05/22/2010 2:24:22 PM PDT by Natural Born 54
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To: Dumpster Baby
What's the real story behind this :)


32 posted on 05/22/2010 3:14:33 PM PDT by mainsail that (Vote Obama: Get 15 salaries and retire at 45!)
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To: JoeProBono

I remember Beatle boots. They’re not half bad if they’re a good fit. And they did look snazzy with some of the better men’s fashions of the time, such as polyester Nehru jackets and Star Trek sideburns.

And this was a great secret of men’s fashions that has been forgotten. Men wore fashions, and needed to wear fashions, because women’s fashions were fantastic.

Bright colors and contrasting colors, patterns and materials, miniskirts, elaborate and stylish footwear, serious hair styling, etc. Think of the “alien women of Star Trek”. Ordinary men’s clothing looked as drab next to it as dirty overalls.

And it was part of the whole Mod/Googie/Space Age/Atomic Age/Bachelor Pad/Populuxe art, architecture, interior and exterior design, technology and music. Which was stupendous, and only failed because much of the materials used weren’t durable enough, and the creativity petered out.

This turned into the rather cruddy 1970s styles, lost its futurism and idealism, like the flower children who turned into dirty, stinky Hippies, who then became Yuppies, and utilitarianism replaced style.

Pity, it was great while it lasted.


33 posted on 05/22/2010 4:04:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It lives on in our Get Smart dvds.


34 posted on 05/22/2010 4:22:33 PM PDT by married21
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To: JoeProBono

When we went to Russia in 2007 a lot of the younger men wore boots with such pointy toes that they almost curled up.

Everyone wore boots and some of the styles were so flamboyant that I did a page in my sketch book of just boots.


35 posted on 05/22/2010 4:57:07 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Natural Born 54

Long song, but Traffic was great!


36 posted on 05/22/2010 5:17:10 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: married21

And Gerry Anderson’s U.F.O. series, Laugh-In, the Smothers Brothers, and movies like Cactus Flower, Modesty Blaise, Candy, Blow Up, and the early psychedelic period, as depicted by Hollywood.


37 posted on 05/22/2010 5:29:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: culpeper

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t the point of the heels on the cowboy boots, to make them snag in the stirrup well? Not a fashion statement, but the utiltity of the boot!

(Pardon the grammar...blame Irish Mist.)


38 posted on 05/22/2010 5:45:10 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a

I believe you are correct Mrs. A.


39 posted on 05/22/2010 7:29:40 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Loved my black ones...good support and looks smart


40 posted on 05/23/2010 10:17:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Yorlik803

For 10 years, I always wore my black ones in garrison, and jungle boots in the field. When I resigned my commission, I started working in an office where a lot of people wore cowboy boots with dress slacks. Since I was more of a paratrooper than a cowboy, I bought a pair of the brown ones and wear them regularly :-)


41 posted on 05/23/2010 10:27:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cloverfarm
"When we went to Russia in 2007 a lot of the younger men wore boots with such pointy toes that they almost curled up."

Ypu got to have some way to kill the cockroaches in the corners.

42 posted on 05/23/2010 10:28:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: central_va

That’s a pretty low bar, though.


43 posted on 05/23/2010 10:30:56 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Cloverfarm; JoeProBono
>>When we went to Russia in 2007 a lot of the younger men wore boots with such pointy toes that they almost curled up.

Ever watch any vidoes by the Leningrad Cowboys? Now *there* is some *style* for you! Heh!


44 posted on 05/23/2010 10:36:42 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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"Ever watch any vidoes by the Leningrad Cowboys? Now *there* is some *style* for you! Heh!

As far as I am concerned the Leningrad Cowboys should win all the Grammy Awards from now until eternity.

Cause well, music don't get any better than that!

45 posted on 05/23/2010 10:40:18 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

We should probably find some fashion awards to give them, too!


46 posted on 05/23/2010 12:34:06 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I wore my black ones while working for a EMS.Everyone wore Carolinas, but they looked cheap. The Real Jump boots were great because i have bad ankles and the support they had save me on a few occasions.
Never been into Cowboy boots...but then again in Pittsburgh,never really saw the need for them.


47 posted on 05/23/2010 1:37:07 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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