Sunday, January 27, 2008
Jeez, boat shoes.
Boat shoes are a strange and polarizing item of footwear. I myself have hated them for a long time, until I flipped through an L.L. Bean catalogue about a week ago. (Yes, my family receives the L.L. Bean catalogue. I got a Fair Isle sweater from it two year ago - don't judge!)My immediate stream of consciousness went a little like this: "Oh look, its those ugly boat shoes again. I would only wear them if I was an arrogant New England preppy guy named Chase. Hey wait, those boat shoes look like the sturdier version of moccasins. I LOVE moccasins! Maybe I would wear those normally? I think I just lost all punk rock credentials..."
And that is precisely how my attitude towards boat shoes softened up a little. I probably won't be buying a pair any time soon, but if a magical fashion fairy offered me a pair for free, there's no way I would refuse. Then I would wear them to a punk rock show (not that there are any good ones around here), because wouldn't it be so PUNK ROCK to wear preppy shoes at a venue where everyone else is wearing Converse or Doc Martens? I'll save my Doc Martens for the next time I'm yachting, thank you very much.