Gallant Above the Ankle, Goofus Below
September 22, 2009 5:53 AM Subscribe
posted by DU to clothing, beauty, & fashion (97 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Long story short: I am reluctantly dressing up a little at work, at least temporarily. Basic non-denim pants (khaki? chino? I don't really know the diff) and white and/or blue buttoned, tucked-in shirt. Belt, no tie.
AND: Sneakers. White cotton sweat socks and sneakers. And not dressy sneakers. Plain, grass-stained, everyday, used-to-wear-them-with-jeans-and-a-T-shirt sneakers.
My wife gasped with shock that I would even consider it and mocked me. However, the first couple of days I was stuck since my nice shoes are too big now and were giving me a blister. During that time, I noticed there's a fair number of people here dressed similarly. I saw a guy yesterday who could've been my clone. Without paying too much attention, I counted something like 4 people wearing some form of sneakers along with a buttoned shirt tucked into non-jeans.
Additional fact: I am a NERD and also work among them. Oh and if it matters I also fit in with everyone else in terms of haircuts (short) and visible tattoos (none).
One hypothesis is that these other sneakerers are a fashion vanguard. Another hypothesis is that we are all equally deluded. I am somewhat interested in that question. But mainly: Do they provide me with enough cover to get away with continuing to wear the shoes I prefer?