Terry’s wife Liz told me that the flag shoes were originally designed in 1972, but that this particular pair was made for the 2004 opening of London’s Dover Street Market, the retail store created by Rei Kawakubo of the label Comme des Garçons.
I started wearing the shoes this weekend — with the holiday falling on a Wednesday, it’s really 4th of July week, right? I enjoy Same Time, Next Year dressing, so, because I wore my Castelbajac sailor outfit for last year’s Independence Day weekend, I wore the same
costume outfit for dinner with MrB on Sunday. I considered wearing my Castelbajac nautical shoes but decided the de Havilland flag shoes looked better.
My saluting skills need work. My back is to the flag and my fingers are all over the place. Humph. Well, happy 4th of July to all my U.S. peeps. If you’re not in the U.S., have a happy day anyway! And thanks again to the de Havillands of London for my patriotic new shoes.