BEFORE & AFTER Since Herr Karl can't find the time to make a men's Chanel collection himself, I'll have to make my own.
The first step is a pair of classic men's shoes. Whenever I find vintage Florsheim wingtips in my size, I buy them-- they're built like tanks and comfortable. The second step is a decoration. In this case, I saw a display of women's shoe clips that I remembered the Chanel-esque clip-on earrings I had squirreled away. Lastly, my crafty mind darted to the bronze spray paint I just bought on clearance and the whole thing came together. My partner says that the Chanel is "too much," which means they're perfect.
Now if I only had a place to wear them besides Home Depot.