Thursday, May 22, 2008

True/False

Defend or refute the following assertion:
Cowboy boots with slacks: When it works it works. When it doesn't it really doesn't.*
Points will be awarded for veracity, tenacity, audacity, and bombastity.

* Hmm, is it really about the cowboy boots/slacks combo, or is it about the cowboy boots themselves? Can one more broadly say? "Cowboy boots: When they work they work. When they don't they really don't." What would a wears-cowboy-boots / wears-slacks / creates-a-successful-ensemble Venn diagram look like? Hmm...

7 comments:

  1. mothgirl3:03 PM

    Hello? Are you calling into question the fashion sense/sex appeal of the Zydeco community? Because, um, the boots define it for me. The boots and the accordion.

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  2. It would look like ex- VA Senator George Allen(aspiring Republican 2008 presidential candidate) calling a campaign worker for his opponent "Macaca"!!!

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  3. These are, in my opinion, perfect examples of the works/doesn't work dichotomy. For Zydecists -- works. For George Allen -- doesn't work. I suspect it has to do with which direction you're traveling on the country/city-slicker axis. If you're country-going-upscale you stand a much better chance of success than if you're city-slicker-going-down-home. Just an off-the-cuff analysis.

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  4. mothgirl7:49 PM

    And so if an urban New Orleanian goes to Zydeco Night at Rock'n'Bowl to hear --and try to dance to -- Chris Ardoin, and wears the black cowboy boots she bought (and wore) when she lived in Wyoming, where is she on the axis?

    'Cause that's what she's doing tonight.

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  5. Mothgirl can do no wrong.

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  6. You know what's a funny word? "Slacks." I'm not the best judge when it comes to style questions, but I think tucking the slacks into the boots is generally considered unacceptable. Also, cowboy boots with shorts? Awesome look.

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  7. I know I guy who, for twenty years or more, wore cowboy boots and sweat pants. Every day. In Wisconsin.

    Somehow, there's a point where you just don't argue with someone's personal style. It just is. You know?

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