Thursday, May 22, 2008


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...


  1. Anonymous3:03 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.

  2. Anonymous3:36 PM

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

  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.

  4. Anonymous7:49 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.

  5. Mothgirl can do no wrong.

  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.

  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?