March 13, 2015 § 6 Comments
Ben Benjamin Appointed By United States Secretary Of Labor As Special Employer Representative To Meeting In San Juan, Puerto Rico.
March 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
A year into this blog and I’m still searching for the year that my grandfather went to Puerto Rico. I found another news clipping recently, but again with no date. My guess is sometime in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. He bought his house in Florida in 1957 and retired from I. Miller shoes sometime after 1955…back to the library.
March 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
February 26, 2015 § 2 Comments
Starting this blog renewed my interest in photography and lately I find myself here drifting away from my original intent — to explore and learn more about my grandfather’s role in Women’s Footwear In America. So in an attempt to be true to my subject, I started a photography blog. Please check it out.
February 22, 2015 § 4 Comments
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February 9, 2015 § 8 Comments
I’m obsessed over cold weather gear right now. This is our third week in a row in New York that we’re starting it off with another winter storm. I thought I would share my research on the most popular boots in the city.
L.L. Bean struggles to meet demand for boots | SFGATE.com
New York Today: What’s the Local Version of a ‘Wintry Mix’? Feb. 9, 2015, New York Times City Room Blogs.
Friday, when I was leaving my son’s school in the morning, I was stopped by a local reporter who was doing a story on traffic in the area. After we finished talking I looked down and noticed she was wearing the boots I’ve been wanting for the past 3 years, The L.L. Bean 10″ Shearling Lined Boot. Somehow as a mom I could never justify spending that much on a shoe I would only wear occasionally during the winter months. I finally decided this week I would get them and found they’re back ordered until June. I asked her how she liked them and she told me that they leaked and not to buy them, that she was sending them back. She said they were very warm when her feet weren’t wet. I can speak from my own experience that L.L. Bean has great customer service and guarantees their products, so I’m sure she will have no trouble returning or replacing them. The second most popular boot is Sorel. Unfortunately every online site was sold out in my size so I finally settled on a pair of Keen boots after reading the reviews. I will have to post back with an update when they arrive. My favorite boot for the past two winters has been The Emu Leeville boot. I would replace it, but I think it’s been discontinued in the US. The third most popular winter boots on the street are Uggs. In addition to these 3 below I’ve listed some of my favorite brands. I’d love to hear what your favorite winter boot is, jackets and gear too!