Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Situation




Bill's mood today: Generally good.
Weather: Stunning and 70 degrees.
Pairs he tried on before this one: One other one. I was going to wear my "Day of the Dead" ones, but my daughter told me it didn't go very well with my YouTube jacket so I changed.
Reason he picked this one: My daughter thought it would look best with my "New York Black" outfit.
Likelihood he'll wear them again: Excellent. This is my third or fourth time wearing them.
Comfort Factor: Excellent.
Stares in the building: A few, hopefully appreciative.
After wearing these today, Bill will: Go to a panel discussion on newspapers at Columbia School of Journalism where I am being offered up as salami and I am a vegetarian.
Tell us about the shoes Bill: These are Nike Air Force Ones. Very comfortable and well made. They are actually a women's size 12, there was never a men's release of these. These are the zebra series...these are white zebras with black stripes I think. I got them on the Lower East Side of New York. Perfect for evening wear, lounge lizard type sneakers...fitting for going to Columbia University to speak.
And the socks? [Dear reader, John forgot to ask about Bill's socks today. So we will never know why Bill chose to pair these shoes with these particular socks...if Anjali hadn't been working from home today because she was fasting, then we would have had an answer to this question. Anjali is far more thorough with this questionnaire than John.]

Anjali and John think....
These shoes would be most appropriate for: According to Bill, lounging like a lizard.
If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: Snooki on a date. Snooki wearing sneakers. Say that ten times fast.

Likelihood to get Bill fired: None. Unless he is dating Snooki. And she gets up to some of her shenanigans.
Additional Commentary: We apologize for the sock situation. Anjali will not leave John unsupervised again.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Keeping us in stitches.


Bill's mood today: Happy to be here with my buddies.
Weather: Good right now but supposed to turn rainy and windy.
Pairs he tried on before this one: None, but I brought three other pairs for sale so I wanted to show them off before I took them to Flight Club consignment store to sell them. Go check them out there if you like them!
Reason he picked this one:
It's getting close to Halloween, and I am getting in the spirit.
Likelihood he'll wear them again:
Excellent, after all, Halloween comes every year!
Comfort Factor:
Excellent.
Stares in the building:
Actually a few! People like them!
After wearing these today, Bill will: Probably take my kids shopping for Halloween decorations.
Tell us about the shoes Bill:
They are called Air Force One Nike called Uptown. Nike has done a few special Halloween themed ones, and this is one. I have three pairs, some you have seen here. They are Frankenstein themed. See the cool slash stitching on the side?
And the socks? Regular white socks. You don't want to mess with Frankenstein!


Anjali and John think....

These shoes would be most appropriate for: An appearance on the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: Frankenberry. Wrong color, right species


Likelihood to get Bill fired: None. It looks like he's holding it together. (The stitches, get it? It's a sad day when we have to explain our jokes)
Additional Commentary:
Bill is selling some other shoes. See pictures below. We haven't had a chance to feature them yet which is making us sad. We don't know what's in the box.




Thursday, September 2, 2010

Going dotty




Bill's mood today: Pretty good.
Weather: Hot. 92. I am hoping that the hurricane doesn't come our way. So lame.
Pairs he tried on before this one: Uh none, although I looked at a few to find the right one.
Reason he picked this one: I thought Anjali would like them.
Likelihood he'll wear them again: Excellent.
Comfort Factor: Very good.
Stares in the building: Maybe a few.
After wearing these today, Bill will: Listen to Pam Samuelson talk about statutory damages.
Tell us about the shoes Bill: They are called Nike Air Wovens. Remember I had the confetti ones? The seam is woven on the side.
And the socks? Socks I wore to match my messenger bag. I have the Android color scheme.

Check out Bill's matching shirt and bag. Fine there isn't any green in the shoes, but the black and white of the shirt carry through to the shoes and the black and green carry through to the bag. Trust us, it works.


Anjali and John think....
These shoes would be most appropriate for: Going dotty.
If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: It's Britney, bitch. They might work better with that shirt than those boots. Goodness.


Likelihood to get Bill fired: None.
Additional Commentary: Bill was right. Anjali does, in fact, like these shoes. Thanks for wearing them Bill.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Going Ape S$*!



Bill's mood today: Good.
Weather: Weather is hot and sticky.
Pairs he tried on before this one: None but I looked at one or two.
Reason he picked this one: I thought they were loud.
Likelihood he'll wear them again: Good.
Comfort Factor: Good.
Stares in the building: I think a few. They're loud enough you know?
After wearing these today, Bill will: Go out to lunch with Iris and the group.
Tell us about the shoes Bill: They're Bathing Ape, which on one level are a knock off of Nike Air Force Ones. And it shows why sometimes claims of intellectual property rights would be counterproductive because while they are substantially based on Nike Air Force Ones, in fact the aesthetic is very different. It is very Japanese. The colors are garish. And I don't think people who would buy Bathing Apes wouldn't decline to buy Air Force Ones. And to Nike's credit, Nike never complained.
And the socks? Socks are plain because the color of the shoes are so outrageous.

Anjali and John think....
These shoes would be most appropriate for: Bathing with an ape.


If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: Manis the orangutan. You know, Clint Eastwood's sidekick. (Don't you people have Wiki?)


Likelihood to get Bill fired: None. Although the shoes are indeed loud.
Additional Commentary: In case you were wondering, an orangutan is an ape and among the most intelligent primates. Anjali and John read Wiki which makes them feel they are also among the most intelligent primates. Also, did you see that nuttiness of the guy who jumped down the airplane slide at JFK airport yesterday? He went ape s$*! too and probably could rock a pair of these shoes.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A seperate(d) peace



Bill's mood today: Good, good. Mild difficulties getting into the office because the trains were a little late in Connecticut and when I got to Grand Central, they had to take some guy off the train.
Weather: Weather is nice.
Pairs he tried on before this one: Uh none. I looked at maybe one or two others, but I saw this one and I thought this was a nice nostalgic pair since it was my first pair of limited edition shoes.
Reason he picked this one: Because they were a nostalgic pair and I thought it would be nice to go back to the roots.
Likelihood he'll wear them again: Likely.
Comfort Factor: Excellent.
Stares in the building: None, but they are a little subtle. I think. A little.
After wearing these today, Bill will: I will meet with an engineer from Zurich.
Tell us about the shoes Bill: They were the first pair of limited edition sneakers I got. I got them at Dave's Quality Meats in Noho, which is very close to where CBGBs used to be. That area has now become quite gentrified. What I like about the shoes is that they are assymetrical and have lots of different textures and designs. So you could look at them as camoflauge but if you were part of the sneaker cognoscenti, then you would appreciate their complexity.
And the socks? Socks are undistinguished. They are beige, which go with my sneaks and my pants.

Anjali and John think....
These shoes would be most appropriate for: Whatever this guy is up to.


Or perhaps with this dress if you are feeling more feminine.


If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. She looks like she wants to kick some ass.

Likelihood to get Bill fired: None. We are in a time of peace here at the office.
Additional Commentary: Anjali is a little scared of Angelina Jolie. She looks like she wants to kick everyone's ass all the time. Even when she is in a ballgown. And that scares Anjali. But now Anjali is taking kickboxing and she thinks she might be able to take on Angelina pretty soon. Or anyone else who tries to mess with her. Consider yourself warned.

We missed you too, and we promise never to leave you for so long again our loves....Love John and Anjali. And Bill. And his sneakers.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Annnnddd.....we're back!



Bill's mood today: Good.
Weather: I would say acceptable. We have air conditioning in here.
Pairs he tried on before this one: None, I was rummaging around in the basement and saw these and thought they would be perfect with my Wallace & Grommit T Shirt.
Reason he picked this one: They go color wise and thematically with the rest of my clothes, sort of a tan look, a bit like bowling shoes like the ones I wore on Thursday...I'm continuing the theme.
Comfort Factor:
They're pretty comfortable.
Stares in the building:
None. It's Monday and people are charging back from the weekend.
After wearing these today, Bill will:
Go to lunch with Tom Tyler, author of "Why People Obey the Law".
Tell us about the shoes Bill: They are Reeboks. They are Jean Michel Basquiat. I got them from the Houston Museum of Art which had an exhibit and the shoes came out at the same time. A limited edition. It started the phenomenon of milking dead artist estates by licensing tangential things. In this case it is licensing his name and the "M". The souls have a design, you rarely see them unless you are being rude in the Middle East.
And the socks? Gray.

Anjali and John think....
We have been gone from here a long, long time. John blames that new baby of Anjali's. Anjali says John knew the password on Blogger.com, and could have done a posting at anytime. John said he just couldn't bring himself to do it without her. John and Anjali don't ever want to be so rude again to our readers by not having a posting for so long, so as soon as Anjali gets back in a few weeks, you will see more of us. And Bill. And these crazy shoes. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Seeing Spots


Bill's mood today: Ok, but a bit sore. So it makes me a little bit cranky.
Weather: Clear but cold.
Pairs he tried on before this one: None although I looked at one or two.
Reason he picked this one: Anjali hadn't seen them and I thought she would like them.
Likelihood he'll wear them again: I think pretty good.
Comfort Factor: They're pretty comfortable.
Stares in the building: A number of them. Sort of hard to ignore them.
After wearing these today, Bill will: Get a sandwich. And start bemoaning Anjali's absence.
Tell us about the shoes Bill: They are Nike Air Force Ones. Nike went through, like many of us do, a polka dot phase. And this is theirs. Life in the polka dot world. I have some other polka dot ones, woven ones that are very comfortable.
And the socks? Socks are sort of grayish black.

Anjali and John think....
These shoes would be most appropriate for: Wearing with this dress if you are feeling a bit sporty.


Or perhaps this one if you are feeling more flirty.


If someone famous wore these shoes, they would be: Cruella de Ville.


Likelihood to get Bill fired: Unlikely. They are a happy shoe.
Additional Commentary: John is off sunning himself in Mexico. Bill and Anjali are freezing in their office. No fair.