First, constructions of the Je Ne Suis Pas Parfait Wunnewil-Flamatt Et C’est Presque Pareil Shirt Apart from…,I will love this shoe varied by geography, reflecting the individual characteristics of each region’s tribes. Some subarctic tribes used a single piece of soft hide to cover it, for instance, while Great Plains tribes treated the moccasin as a modern-day outdoor shoe, even using a separate leather sole on the bottom. Nowadays, moccasins are still being made, and are most popularly designed as the soft-sole type. They’re typically made of leather, and their flexible construction—where the sole comes up to the side of the foot and is joined by a puckered seam at the toe area—makes them an ideal indoor slipper. It’s pretty much the bourgiest house slipper one can ask for because indigenous artists—both of the past and present—cover the upper vamps in decorative motifs such as beading, quillwork, or embroidery. They basically double as an art piece.
This fanciful take on the Je Ne Suis Pas Parfait Wunnewil-Flamatt Et C’est Presque Pareil Shirt Apart from…,I will love this shoe is what I grew up accustomed to in my childhood. In my teen years, I’d schlep around the house as a grumpy, emo high schooler—yet I’d be wearing the most beautiful handmade moccasins. It’s something I probably took for granted, treating them as though they were just an everyday sock. But now that I’m working from home and practicing social distancing, my collection of moccasins has become even more of an everyday staple—and my appreciation for them has skyrocketed. I’m currently staying back at my parents’ house in Canada, and a quick deep-dive into my childhood bedroom’s closet has unearthed a gold mine: at least five different pairs of handmade moccasins. I’ve been wearing them every single day to work from home in, only occasionally slipping on real shoes to do a quick solo walk around the house. My current favorite pair in the rotation is made by a family friend, Rita Goulais. They are lined in black fur, and the toe vamp has an embroidered bear claw on it. Other moccasin styles I’ve rediscovered in my room include one with a beaded feather on the top, while another style has a fringed trim and a beaded Ikat-print detail. It sure beats walking around in my ratty Adidas socks—they not only keep my feet warm, but add instant panache to my work-from-home fits.