We're stunned at the appearance of Fall and Pre-Fall merchandise, but alas, thus is the pattern of fashion. Every season, like every one else, we scratch our heads and look at our watches, like, 'Hmm...already?'. The answer is always, 'Yes, already'. That said, these flannel pumps by Louboutin feel appropriately timed. If we're going to wrap our minds around shopping for anything remotely cold weather-appropriate in the middle of a New York City heat wave, it's going to be the basics. What we mean when we say basic, especially when it costs near a thousand dollars, is classic. These pumps are surely not the sort of shoes you bring home and regret having acquired. They would smashing with skinny denim, with pencil skirts, with those colored tights we saw from Proenza and the like. They would, in other words, be a wise investment and one that can surely sit in your closet for a few months without making you all sore that you can't wear them just yet. Some things are worth buying now and, at the same time, worth the wait.