I love summer. I mean LOVE it. Every spring I long for the ability to leave home without a coat, dunning a short skirt and tank-top. And then every August it gets so hot here that the reverse sets in. Time for cooler breezes, smart jackets, and the latest and greatest in closed toe footwear. Although I try not to fall for every passing trend, I can't help myself when it comes to this year's focus on menswear shoes. Check out my new brogues! The red alligator heels were my Grandmother's. She bought them with her own money from her first job, at a very expensive $30. Wow. Naturally I'm thrilled they fit me in size as well as style.