THE MARK OF EFFETE PREPPIES | FEAT. NEIL STEPHENSON

Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany’s by Marian Keyes
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“The bellhops seem particularly delighted by his makeover. Or perhaps it is just that he is wearing leather shoes for once: topsiders, which he’s always thought of as the mark of effete preppies, but which are actually a reasonable thing for him to wear today. ” 
Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon (Avon, 1999)


Sperry
Topsiders

“Ask a Soviet engineer to design a pair of shoes and he’ll come up with something that looks like the boxes that the shoes came in; ask him to make something that will massacre Germans, and he turns into Thomas Fucking Edison.” 
Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon (Avon, 1999)


Adidas
Kobe II


 

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