Thursday, July 24, 2008

Steve & Barry's: What To Buy

Before the store goes away, try and get some of these:

As you can see, Wonderwall by Laird Hamilton is a men's line for the surfer/skate dudes in your acquaintance. Although my man threatens me all the time with a skateboard purchase, I think I've convinced him he's too old to start (I'm not an ageist, this is for the safety of the general public). But the clothes he can wear, particularly when they're cute, very inexpensive, and well-made. The Wonderwall line has soft cottons and nice design elements, like pull strings on the inside of the cargo shorts and lining in the board shorts. The graphics are cute and the prints are stylish. I've got my eye on a palm tree T-shirt for myself.

This is, unfortunately, not me and my husband.

The flip flops (above, also come in tan) got a big thumbs up, as the soles are fabric. Important for those who have sweaty feet in the summer. I didn't know I was married to a foot-sweater until this Fourth of July holiday; he wore his cheap rubber flip-flops and was sliding out of them during a long walk. Finally he had to take them off and go barefoot. Ewww, barefoot in Brooklyn.

So load up on Wonderwall before it disappears, and maybe resurfaces elsewhere. But if Mr. Hamilton's line is (hopefully) picked up, everything will not be $8.98. We've learned that doesn't quite work.

I'll end with a little love letter to the great surfer:

Dear Mr. Laird Hamilton,

If you're great line survives, can you please convince your lovely wife
[Gabrielle Reece, pictured above] to design one for the ladies? Thanks,

Fashion Herald

Steve & Barry's,
Manhattan Mall, level 2, 33rd & 6th Ave.


Kira Aderne said...

I love flip flops, perfect for our best relaxing times!

a kiss!!!

Sharon S said...

Aaah, poor hubby, hope he sorts out his footwear saga-LOL!!!

Cammila said...

Those shorts are so cool!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, good idea Miss Fashion. It didn't occur to us to grab some of the stuff before it is really, really gone. Duh!
(And we thought that was you and Mr. Fashion in the photo.)

Tricia said...

i know, disappointing, TP! But we're not quite that ready for our bathing suit closeups.

Anonymous said...

Flip flops and flats what can be better for holidays and comfort!!!!

Hugs from Angel.

ButterflyDiary said...

I swear by flipflops. I would sleep in them.

Couture Carrie said...

Laird is my boyfriend. Just kidding! Hope his line does well; he is so awesome!

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

OMG!!! Thanks for your comment, I was beginning to think no one would get it. I saw him make the brilliant Wall Street comment on the news and I thought this shouldn't go untouched. You've made the two hours of writing yesterday's post worth it.xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Those trunks are awesome. I can't get Mr.OM into anything remotely "surf" looking. He isn't into that culture, alas.

Tricia said...

thanks for all the comments, guys, enc, if you are near an S&B check it out anyway, some of the shirts aren't too surfer and there are good cargo shorts. my man hates baggy clothes but is too big for the skinny hipster look, so the wonderwall is perfect.
IM - that was one of the funniest posts of yours yet, and that's saying a lot! i may have to remind readers to check it out today...