Wednesday, January 27

What's Foulard wearing on his feet?

For the past 8 years, my consistent, almost-every day choice of footwear has been the Blundstone BL 063 boot in black, AKA 'The Cuthbertson'. Blundstones come from Australia, though they're made elsewhere now, and the company has been around in one form or another since the late 1800's.

My preferred model is their 'dress' version of the boot, with a more chiseled toe, and a leaner look. Since I've started wearing them, I've bought other boots and shoes, but keep coming back to my Blunnies (as they're known). Mainly, this is because I walk to work and back every day (and also walk almost everywhere else I go), and nothing is as comfortable as these boots. After a year or two, they tend to wear out, and I have to get a new pair. The toebox stretches out a bit after wearing them for a long time, so they look a little less pointed (at least to my eyes), but in general, they look good for as along as they last, as long as I polish them every once in a while.

Now they've introduced a stylish brown suede version--very nifty! I plan on getting a pair this spring, in time for the end of the rainy season in Seattle.


  1. I was not familiar with the word "toebox"!

  2. See--my blog is very educational!

  3. I still remember the day I realized my 7th social studies teacher's shoes were, in fact, short boots, and your picture reminded me of him. He (Mr. McCracken) was very cool--he rode a motorcycle to work and jumped out of helicopters to fight forest fires during his summers off.

  4. Yeah, the boots make you fell like you could, if necessary, kick a door in. Sadly, I never got the chance, even when Beebo got herself locked in the laundry room.

  5. Hey, McCracken is also the name of the creator of the PowerPuff Girls (Craig McCracken).

    There was a cool teacher at my high school who also rode a motorcycle to work.

    It's funny that the day you realized Mr. McCracken's shoes were actually boots is such a vivid memory for you!

  6. Oh yeah! I ended up unscrewing the doorknob from the inside to get out of the laundry room.

    But if that hadn't worked, I'm sure you could have kicked the door in! :)

  7. Guy Foulard, you are my favorite fop!