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The Importance of Wearing Ernest

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Patrick Hemingway, the 82-year-old son of writer Ernest Hemingway, says his famous father would approve of a new line of shoes by Thomas Raymond & Co. named after the Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning author. Patrick tried on a pair of loafers Friday at Schnee’s Boots and Shoes in Bozeman, Montana and says the best part is he can wear them without socks, and that his father also hated socks. Beyond the pluses of sockless footwear, Jeff Gorham president of sales for Thomas Raymond & Co says  “Hemingway’s name is just iconic, it’s a beckoning back to true Americana. He’s both a real romantic and a man’s man.” Thomas Raymond & Co. is launching the Hemingway line of men’s footwear and plans to distribute them to 12 different retailers around the U.S. this fall. The Hemingway shoes are made in El Salvador using bison and calf hide and cost from $150 to $235. The footwear is divided into angler, literary and sportsman collections –  reflecting Hemingway’s love of hunting, fishing, writing and – apparently – leather boots. Patrick Hemingway says a lot of celebrity endorsements are phony but this one is the real deal and ancestrally approved.

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Above (All): Ernest Hemingway

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