Skip to comments.Pope Francis Visits Downton Abbey: The Papal Wardrobe Controversy
Posted on 03/20/2013 4:54:00 PM PDT by NYer
Not a fun concept, but it shows the shoes are definitely not there for fashion.
Either that, or an episode of TLC's What Not To Wear!
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Considering the character I’m not sure comparing Pope Francis to Matthew Crowley is the best idea.
After all we all know what happened to him, don’t we?
OH MAN I love DA NYER THANKS FOR THE LAUGH ROFL
I really wish he’d stick with the red shoes because I got so many good laughs watching people make fools of themselves whining about the Pope’s red shoes.
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: - ) Wait until he emerges on the balcony one hot summer day, wearing sandals .... wait .... let's make that 'red' sandals. It's been a very long time since sandals were de rigueur in the papal wardrobe, probably not since the 3rd or 4th century. It's also very franciscan. Now these can't be just any sandal. Prada would be too fashion forward; Birkenstock might be more appropriate or perhaps they could be made from recycled materials. Imagine the media handling of this!!
Wow, you're so right !! I hadn't even thought about sandals.
Like the sandals an elderly Jesuit I knew wore with SOCKS in the winter no matter how bad the snow was or how cold it was. Now, THAT'S a trend setting fashion statement since the only people doing that now are irritating tourists in the warmer parts of the US and along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Yeah, Birkenstock copies in red by Prada and thick, fuzzy, SOCKS, with colorful little trout or teddy bears on them. Oooooo, and that "look" would have to be accompanied by the huge, red, floppy, hat people were recently laughing about when there was a picture of Burke wearing one.
And to really light up the whole ensemble, a dingy, black, umbrella, the size of a beach umbrella to provide shade and stay cool even in the heat of the day.
I may not miss the red shoes all that much after all.
Interesting. Even more so as it illustrates how some of these papal fashion choices are not completely arbitrary.
I think symbols are important and I’d like to see many of them come back. As a Catholic, I like the idea of priests wearing cossacks and the Pope wearing a tiara. These may be symbols to some but there is a great teaching opportunity in them.
Likewise, when my son grows up I am going to teach him about the symbols of the United States and its military. From our flag to the state flags, to military customs and symbols, to the Great Seal of the United States and the other symbols that are derived from Western tradition, like the fasces, which shows up on many of our monuments.
Symbols and their meanings help connect the generations and are part of an enduring culture. The left has been trying for years to crush the physical examples of tradition and history in their quest to remake everything formless valueless.
I wouldn’t pass that on this Pope I think he is type wear sandels
I think he’s doing just fine with the trappings of the office that he has accepted. Each man in that office is different, and no one should try to force some ‘tradition’ on him that he doesn’t like, or makes him uncomfortable. Pope Benedict was used to the finery, because he’d been in Rome for so many years, before becoming Pope. Pope Francis is, by all accounts, a simple man, and I think he should be given space and time to find his own way with the customs and traditions that have grown over the years.
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