My slippers are featured in the New York Times

So, this is what I really intended to write about earlier.

One of the great difficulties in living where I live is getting the newspapers. I try to go to town only once a week. But Ralph and Brenda also go at various times. Whoever goes buys an assortment of newspapers.

Last Thursday’s NY Times ( the “Style” section) featured emerging trends in fashion. And there, on page E5, is a picture of Signe Conway, who wanders around Manhattan in her bedroom slippers, something the Times calls an “emerging fashion trend.” What makes this notable is that these are MY bedroom slippers–L. L. Bean’s shearling slippers with outdoor soles.

Brenda and I just talked about this. Bedroom slippers are something you buy for everyone you love but never for yourself. This year I bought myself the first real pair of genuine slippers I’ve ever owned. Now here they are featured as a fashion trend.

When I bought them, Ben said, “You can never wear those outside.” But I have, many times, and they’re none the worse for it. Now I really feel vindicated. This gorgeous young woman is wandering around one of the arguably most sophisticated cities in the world in my bedroom slippers.

QED: Quod erat demonstratum. I rest my case.


2 Responses to “My slippers are featured in the New York Times”

  1. Phil Ferris Says:

    It’s nice to know that I am not in a club of one when t comes to wearing slippers out of doors.

    On many a Christmas I received a new pair of slippers before my current pair needed replacing. The current pair would become my outdoor slippers, for popping out to a shed or our coal bunker.

    I have never been a follower of fashion, prefering comfort anytime. I can now get credit by proxy and tell people that I carry out correspondence with someone at the cutting edge of fashion.

  2. mklekacz Says:

    Or perhaps on the cutting edge of mental instability, you never know for sure. . . ;^}

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