Ed Driscoll

The Valenki

The Manolo, he offers the sound advice, as per the usual per:

Manolo says, recently the Manolo he has been hearing much talk about the Russian Valenki boot as being the next Ugg, the next ugly boot to be the big trend.

Here, allow the Manolo to nip this in the bud.

If you are the shuffling, toothless, 100 kilogram Russian babushka with the head scarf then by all the means, wear the valenki. If you are not the Russian granny then, in the opinion of the Manolo, you have no business wearing the Valenki.

Trust the Manolo, nothing says, Comrade, I have in my soviet-era apartment stockpiled 500 rolls of the low-quality toilet paper like the Valenki.

Do not be the babushka, do not wear the Valenkis.

Hard to say which is sillier–the Manolo’s typically pithy blogging-as-performance art-writing, or the dreadful boots he’s writing about.

Perhaps the answer, it is simple: read the Manolo, avoid the Valenkis, repeat the dosage.