I'm a big fan of pointy shoes. Joe Strummer said, rightly, that "you have to have pointy shoes so you know which way you're going." Very wise. For there is nothing worse than being lost in the world of men's fashion, confronted by row upon row of square-ended and frankly, square generally, shoes with little or no character. Winklepickers are, for all intents and purposes, straight to the point, and, I think, cool enough to cross the once immense gulf between punk and mod. What's cool is cool, full stop.