Friday, September 21, 2012

Old Man: Oscar Wilde and Camp Mocs

It's no secret that I love the nonsense over at Maxminimus. This time, he's raised a stink because he had Rancourt make up some green shell cordovan camp mocs.


Apparently, some people think it's ridiculous to make six hundred dollar (just a guess here) shoes that were intended to slosh around a campsite.


But it reminded me of the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray.

"We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless."

So go ahead and look at those babies. Because, while they are useless - and I'm sure ADG's not going anywhere near the woods in those things - they are beautiful.

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