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June 25, 2007

Can you breathe in those things?

Checking in from the O.C. because, like it or not, the West Coast eats Florida's lunch on trends.
So what's big here? Ridiculously tight jeans on guys. Some people call 'em "emo jeans" because Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz wears 'em (reportedly girl's jeans).
The trend was started by, of all people, skateboarders, and many skate companies are selling teeny little jeans for teeny little guys, like these Volcom Sheckler jeans, named for teenage skateboarding whiz Ryan Sheckler.
Maybe it'll only catch on over here because the weather's so awesome. Seriously, can you imagine wearing these things in our hot, sweaty weather?
-- G.G.S.

POSTED IN: Men's Clothing (25), Trends (7)

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June 6, 2007

I scored a pair of FitFlops!

What are they, you ask? Why, only the hottest fitness shoe in the U.K. According to the FitFlop official Web site: "The FitFlop's uniquely built multi-density midsole activates muscles midstep to help tone your thighs, your calves and your glutes. FitFlops are biomechanically engineered to absorb shock, lessen joint strain, and recreate the gait of barefoot walking -- but with a powerful new built-in micro-wobbleboard workout-enhancing effect."
Frankly, I hadn't heard anything about them until I got the e-mail last week from Bath & Body Works. But when I read that the $39 flip-flop style shoes sold out overnight across the pond, I had to have 'em and ordered them straight away (that's what they say over there). And just like that, they were sold out.
So, no, you can't get them at B&BW, but you can pre-order a pair from Bliss Spa for $45 (ya snooze, ya pay more). But they won't be available until mid-July.
If you absolutely can't wait, there are quite a few pairs on eBay, where they've been selling for more than $80.
So I got 'em in the mail today. Very comfy, easy to walk in. A miracle worker? We'll see.
-- G.G.S. (no, those aren't my legs -- don't I wish!)

POSTED IN: Shoes (53)

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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