Morning style merchants. Winding down about now, right? Nope. Not me, am winding right up. Particularly wound up about trudging about in quite nice shoes yesterday while getting properly dumped on by the clouds. Shouldn't matter, but this sort of thing does bugger the shoe-forecast up somewhat. Are we barking up wrong tree even contemplating fine footwear for normal life? Think on shoe fans. Said Pradas are now in stuffed newspaper re-habilitation. Early signs are good, but still it's not what ya need. Meanwhile, am researching something of a sub-trend for SS13. Correspondent, or two-two Oxford shoe styles. The fella below is the Canterbury from Edward Green in 'Cloud' two tone format (click). Now that's a lovely outlook.

I've always loved a correspondent, but they're not for everyone. Maybe for the thing I'm doing I should play all low key takes of the genre, like the delightful 'Cloud' guy above? Got leery ones from Ralph, modern ones from Mr.Hare, but maybe this story is about under the radar corres' for real men? Maybe.

Meanwhile, down on the other bit of Jermyn Street, went in to firm up my long pending made-to-order shoe creation at JM Weston. Still can't quite decide on colour way. Am defo going correspondage, but which arrangement? My ordinal plan was Burgundy/grey, but the reality of putting the fabrics together changes things. Now twitching slightly about maybe grey and grey being  more sophisticated.  But then, this is a one-off shoe indulgence, maybe I should push the canal  barge out a bit?

Boot version is a brilliant, elegant thing, don't you reckon? Am genuinely interested in what you lot think colour wise. Except for the views of a couple of the more spiteful so-and-sos. Just been told grey/grey might be more chic and less try-hard, by a double serious Mugler-wearing, lady style-connoisseur.

Talking of shoe ladies, have a semi-similar pair of Berlutis to be re-coloured, and this might have a bearing on that, as it were. Olga's always going on about being able to change the colour of her customers' shoes. Well lets see eh? Told you things were winding up. Am actually doing a piece on made to order shoes too, so its not just fannying about for the sake of it. Heavens no. Heavens opened again today, so the shoe parade stays on show indoors.

Some people call this style of shoe a Spectator. Talking of which, at the Louis Vuitton Christmas drinks last night in their penthouse rinse-pad above the shop on Bond and Clifford, Andrew Neil, of The Spectator, did appear with a small, attractive entourage. What can this mean? It means something significant, but can't say too, too much just now. I rather liked his use of evening scarf and stripe tie combo- didn't get near enough for a banter. This is the sort of thing we need to get involved with here on S&E, no? More on this Spectator based matters and others coming soon. Until then, let it rain.

Stubbs is out in The Metropolis.

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