Why We Love Stacy Adams (and you will, too)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Posted by In God We Trust NYC at 1:57PM
Many of you regular customers (hey guys, love ya!) have been sporting Stacy Adams for years. And, while we know all of you will be back for more, we figured it can’t hurt to try to convince the un-initiated that these are the world’s best footwear for the price. Here goes:
We started carrying them because our fearless leader, Shana, is a thrift store junkie, and she found a beautiful vintage pair of Stacy Adams Madison boots somewhere upstate. A short Google search later, she discovered that Stacy Adams is still making the exact same Madison style that they’ve been making for over 100 years. They also make some other styles which are entirely insane (that some people online have referred to as pimp shoes, although we wouldn’t really know anything about that. But if you’d like to, you should really check out this list of “Pimp’s Rules” found on on a man arrested for said profession)
Anyway, back to the task at hand. Because we love them so much, we wanted to write a little post about them. Firstly, they are wicked comfortable. You can ask any of our regular customers, or you can just take it from me, the author, who just barely fits into a mens’ size 6.5 and has worn them almost every day for three winters straight. Seriously, and I wouldn’t lie to ya, so comfy. Secondly, what’s not to like about a simple, classic style that hasn’t gone out of fashion in over 100 years and is totally not ever going to go out of fashion? Thirdly, we did a little research and found out some awesome stuff, namely that:
-The company started in 1875 in Brockton Massachusetts. That is old.
-They were a popular item in 1960s Detroit, for the same reasons they are popular in 2010s Brooklyn-- they are classy looking, comfy, and inexpensive. I, personally, appreciate almost anything related to Northern Soul, especially this song by the Detroit Land Apples.
-They had a brief resurgence during the 1990s swing renaissance. Yeah, remember that? It was nice to see the kids all dressed up in skinny suits and midi skirts after all that plaid flannel and torn denim. And who didn’t love the movie Swingers? We all loved Swingers.
-They are beloved by Snoop Dogg, who mentions them in this song (which is not the world’s greatest Snoop song, but hey, they can’t all be Aint Nuthin’ But a G Thang). “We stay on point like Stacy Adams.” Ringing endorsement, no? He suggests wearing them while donning a three-piece suit and looking for a prostitute, but we would never suggest that here. We can definitely endorse listening to the profanity laced song, though.
-Tom Waits ALSO references Stacy Adams in a song. I mean, there can’t be all that many things that Snoop and Tom have in common, amiright? Besides the fact that they are both kinda like cartoon characters or muppets or something. Here is the song, Tom Traubert’s Blues, in which he says his “Stacys are soaking wet” (or something like that-- I, for one, and I know this is not a popular opinion, have always found it very hard to take him seriously ‘cause he sounds like that one muppet on Sesame Street that had black fuzzy eyebrows and horns)
-We’ve had some customers that are professional actors inform us that they wear them as dance shoes after their wardrobe masters fit them with a zipper. Comfortable enough for the chorus of Guys and Dolls?! Comfortable enough for you!
-We sell the shoes for $130 and the boots for $155. That’s a whole lot of awesome history at a very fair price-- which is why so many of our lads have come back in for another color, or the boots in addition to the shoes, or to replace their old ones that have been worn to death.
This concludes our ode to Stacy Adams. We carry them at all three stores, and you can find them in our webstore here.