I like my bluchers so much. I wear the hell out of them, I have never seen anyone else have the same set by Sperry, they are comfortable as all get out, and I got them for a cool $15 at Marshall’s. One of those rare finds I have really yet to emulate save for the Topsiders I found there awhile back. In the insomnia-riddled hours this morning accompanied by two fill hours of Saved by the Bell (Johnny Dakota episode included), I decided to give them a buff and a shine. They aren’t sparkling like new, but they are scuffed and warn just right.
The weekend was one for the books, I can tell you that much. Between dinner with Eli, brunch at Racine’s, double digit hours spent in the park, enough Budweiser to choke a large elephant, karaoke bars, hanging from rafters on rooftop patios, getting hassled by rednecks, vodka/Powerades at 4am and a massive sunburn in the shape of a polo, I can say that I am indeed tired. But dammit if it wasn’t the perfect “send off” before starting at the new job after a long weekend.
But after all the running around, I have to say that my Sperry Topsiders have seen better days. While they made for the perfect park shoe, transitioning nicely from the grass to the bars, I will say, now, I need another pair. Beaten and tattered, tried and true, they do look sort of mean all war-wounded out (see: Walt putting holes in the bus in Slapshot). But with the start of a new job and the want to look my best for my new coworkers and clients, I got to find a shiny new pair. Want vs. need. I know the difference. Nordstrom Rack, I’m about to be all up in your shoe section. Thank goodness a location is en route to and from the new office.
Onwards and upwards, friends. 2010 is the year of new beginnings, bettering your life, and generally just kicking ass. Do it to it, and do it to the best of your abilities. And then more.
An idea-packed lunch Saturday with the illustrious Eli Getson yielded some famous results of creativity, cemented plans, and a future so bright, the use of protective eyewear is a must. Having no plans afterwards, I randomly checked out a Marshall’s location in the ‘burbs. Among the knock off iPod accesories and Polo Club Association gear were a slew of authentic Sperry Topsiders. Still on cloud 9 from the meeting, I went ahead and snagged the navy/white and brown/white colorways. Summer is coming as is the Yacht Party*.
* Yacht party details coming soon.
I know what you’re thinking: “But, Will. Modern Amusement is one of your favorite companies. As is Sperry. Why would you add these beauties to the Garage Sale?” Well I will tell you. It’s not easy. But time has come to spread the joy onto someone else’s peds. Simple as that, really.
Alright I’m a filthy liar. I told you I wasn’t going to be gracing the aisles of Nordstrom Rack this past weekend, when, spur of the moment, I totally went. As you know it’s always a hit or miss. This time there was a gaggle of meluti-colored Sperrys and a few pairs of Converse. All in all, it was just okay. Save for the sky blue Sperrys. I really should have snagged those. See the finds after the jump. Continue reading
I haven’t worn my Sperrys in awhile due to the fact that I bought those Sebagos and haven’t worn them out much. And since I’ve moved into the game of rotating my wardrobe more often, I’ve been killin it with different footwear everyday. But what were once $100, The Broken In Suede Sperry Topsiders (now $78) at JCrew.com have gone on sale. I see no better reason to snag yet another pair of my favorite style of shoe. Of course, I am going to Nordstrom Rack this weekend. SO perhaps I will wait to see what they have…
I had this pair of neon-blue Globe’s when I was 14. I remember them so well because they marked the hell out of my griptape everytime I ollied or kickflipped. I also remember them because I hadn’t before and haven’t since owned such a bright colored pair of shoes. I’d certainly wear a pair of these Sperrys made for Jeffery NYC ($120), so long as my uncle’s dog doesn’t have them meet their maker in the same way as the Globes.