I realise it’s been a few days since I laid bare the *soles* of another shoe family, so I hereby fling forth the fabulous footwear family known as the Brutinis.
The Brutini family’s patriarch, Giorgio Brutini, had a fine Italian background but struggled to be accepted due to his pastel pink skin hue and unusual texture. There was a brief but torrid affair with a hippie crocodile somewhere along the Brutini bloodlines that is seldom spoken of, but has resulted in outbreaks of the most fantastical skin tones and textures in various descendants of the family.
Giorgio feared that he would be forever lonely, never to sire little loafers of his own, but then he met Mama Brutini (her maiden name is inconsequential). Amazingly, Mama Brutini was just like Giorgio! Someone in her family had also done the dirty with a crocodile, as she was the same texture, but a lovely royal blue and black colour. Hoping this was just a coincidence, they checked and double checked that they weren’t related, confirmed they weren’t, and fell madly and utterly in love with each other.
I could go on to describe that first night of wild abandon, the twisted tongues and salacious lacings, but I won’t. What I can tell you, that shortly after that wonderful night, Mama gave birth to triplets, each one having it’s own individual colour!
Now the fashion police at the time weren’t overly happy at having a whole family of crocodile skins walking around, fearful that Giorgio may become too big for his yet to be made boots. Before they could catch him, he escaped to India where he scored a job as a manufacturer’s model. He was very successful for a time, which is why you may see a number of Brutini copies walking around nowadays.
The family moved to Australia to happily settle here in the shoe duplex in Sydney via a short stay in the USA. You would think that with all that travel they would have cost me a bomb to bring them in, but surprisingly, they all have come in at under $100 per pair. Great value once you also consider the quality of each member of this very cool family!
The above story may not be true and in fact may be merely the workings of the mind of a man with way too much time on his hands.