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Thursday, July 27, 2006
If life keeps teaching me one lesson repeatedly it is to never trust men who wear those slip-on shoes with the the fake gold metal bit across the arch of the foot.

I don't know why this seems to be the case but if I think about it then the rule holds true almost across the board.

Does anyone have any similiar bizarre clothing stories or prejudices?
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 8:54 am  
  • At 11:20 am, Anonymous Winston said…

    Hey, I recognize those shoes. They're Florsheim and I have a pair of that exact model. And I'm a pretty good and trustworthy bloke... Well, kinda, sorta, sometimes...

  • At 11:35 am, Blogger dusty said…

    I do not trust men that wear white belts. they are usually liars and very bad golfers...

    Thats my story and I am sticking to it :p

  • At 8:49 pm, Blogger Kim Ayres said…

    It's not something I've really thought of before, but slip-ons are defintely dodgy footwear. Trying to look cool but coming across as lay. I mean, they're just clogs with backs aren't they?

  • At 11:52 pm, Blogger enigma4ever said…

    And if they wear those lovley shoes with NO socks, and they have a gold necklace on, and a RING shadow ..RUN >>>RUN.....and run faster...
    ( oh, and yeah, Dusty - the white belt definently Not a good sign, add matching white slip on shoes ...RUN And RUN...)

  • At 9:28 am, Blogger sumo said…

    I just know they wouldn't look good on me.

  • At 9:57 am, Blogger TheCultureGhost said…

    Very astute observation. I concur. I would say those who have tassels on their shoes should be monitored (not the tassels, but the wearer).

    Seersucker is genuine cause for alarm in my books.

    There is a look here in the States among minor to mid-level managerial fodder: suit pants or slacks, some horrific checked or pastel pus colored shirt and a tie from the discount bin at Mervyns. It is a ghastly look yet identifies these people as if they had a taxonomic label on them. And they are most certainly not to be trusted. In fact, you are much safer if you shoot them on sight and explain later to the authorities.

  • At 9:47 pm, Blogger Keir said…

    Anyone wearing anything Nike loses. Adidas, Puma and the rest pretty lame too. Women wearing anything with writing across the butt. People who dress according to their desire to look like they just walked off an MTV video shoot. Little girls who dress like hookers depress me. I'm turned off by people who have hairstyles. Dyed hair is almost always dumb. Etc.

  • At 1:37 am, Anonymous Mickey Z. said…

    The suspender/bowtie combo is a killer.

  • At 12:26 pm, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    i was NOT expecting this when i called up your blog

    you almost made me wet my pantaloons

  • At 5:20 pm, Anonymous Mickey Z. said…

    Anytime the word "pantaloons" can be used in a conversation, it's a beautiful thang.

  • At 4:17 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The infamous camel toe is a realy passion killer, as are muffin tops (that roll of fat that spills out over some women's too tight pants) rugby shorts on men that don't wear underwear and socks and sandals. Need I say more?

  • At 6:58 pm, Blogger SafeTinspector said…

    Anyone who wears a Rolex, fake or otherwise, is a prig.

    I'm also not a fan of but-pack wearers.

    Oh, yeah, and T-shirts with obscene jokes. Like "Muff Diving Instructor" or "Suck my Balls".

    I think it is universally true that anyone wearing cotton fabrics are distasteful. It shows disdain for our little cotton weavil cousins. The treatment of these weavils is tantamount to murder.

  • At 8:02 pm, Blogger pissed off patricia said…

    men who wear dark socks with shorts are a fashion disgrace.

  • At 1:14 am, Blogger Lew Scannon said…

    White men in dark suits with red ties, I don't trust them at all.

  • At 3:58 pm, Blogger Philip said…

    Anything that leaves the belly free to flop out like something not quite dead enough.

  • At 6:49 pm, Anonymous Mickey Z. said…

    Michael: You have quite a good idea for a successful novelty book here. If you don't pursue it, I will. The Devil may wear Prada but has he ever heard of "muffin tops"?

  • At 2:29 am, Blogger miken said…

    You are so right on this. I think slip-on shoes indicate a fundamental laziness, anyway.

    (ps - my word verification string was 8 characters long. It's like a sobriety test for posting comments!)

  • At 4:28 pm, Blogger Keir said…

    Hey Michael will you be thumping any time soon? Or don't they have tubs wherever you are at the moment? Hope no one offended you here (maybe you wear seersucker or white belts...?)

  • At 9:27 pm, Blogger JOS said…

    Yeah..get to thumping that tub.

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