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Too Soon Part Two

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Check out Bed Stu's “Gulf Coast Cleanup” collection of oil-slicked leather footwear. Gross, right? Just looking for press? Too soon? Not even cute? Probably all true. But, hey, 100% of the profits from the sales of these greasy shoes—coming in November—go to restore wildlife in the Gulf. So, that's nice—but will anyone buy them? 100% of nothing is nothing. All that said, we doubt Bed Stu will be greeted with as much controversy as Vogue Italia's "Water and Oil" spread. [Selectism, previously]