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post #31 of 76
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Where are you from Lasbar? Never been to Texas before? crackup[1].gifstirpot.gif

Don't want to..
post #32 of 76
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Don't want to..

Fair enuf - just messin' with you.
post #33 of 76
While I agree with the criticism of the boots and suits look, this is one of those sartorial phenomena that will NEVER change. Certain politicians and businessmen in Texas will always do it. It's not pandering, it's not a game, it's just Texas.

And Lasbar, I've been to Europe many times and seen how Texas is kind of a cartoon there. All I can say is you'd have to visit to see why so many people here love it. If you come to Houston, I'll even buy you one of our favorite bumper stickers with the slogan: "Texas. It's bigger than France."biggrin.gif
post #34 of 76
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Originally Posted by Guero View Post

While I agree with the criticism of the boots and suits look, this is one of those sartorial phenomena that will NEVER change. Certain politicians and businessmen in Texas will always do it. It's not pandering, it's not a game, it's just Texas.

And Lasbar, I've been to Europe many times and seen how Texas is kind of a cartoon there. All I can say is you'd have to visit to see why so many people here love it. If you come to Houston, I'll even buy you one of our favorite bumper stickers with the slogan: "Texas. It's bigger than France."biggrin.gif

Not gonna lie. I've done the boots with a suit look before. I've seen it so many times it's normal to me. The big thing is the heal can't be stacked too high or else it looks really ridiculous.
post #35 of 76
Seems like most who do this wear plain boots, though, not anything colorful, elaborate, with crazy stitching. And when Bush wore those it was most certainly pandering. It's almost like the TV conception of Texas dress-up. :-/
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post #37 of 76
kevin rudd does it with his home-country boots

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post #38 of 76
Rudd looks worse than Bush and Perry, IMO.

I don't say that because I'm Texan or Republican, but because those R. M. Williams boots are really casual and not at all practical for wearing in a semiformal or formal way. I wear mine with jeans and have just grown accustomed to those hang tags in the front and back of the boot catching on my pant leg. All the time. If I were wearing a suit or, worse, a tuxedo, and had to constantly pull my pants over the tag on my boots, I would not be happy. Cowboy boots are much longer and don't have those tags, so at least when you stand your pants still fall to their designated spot.

ETA, Perry must be doing something right, sartorially speaking, because Chris Mathews said he dressed "like a clown." I love "Hardball", but Mathews is the last person I would look to for style advice.
post #39 of 76
i thought boots and suits was a common look in Texas.
post #40 of 76
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Originally Posted by Guero View Post

While I agree with the criticism of the boots and suits look, this is one of those sartorial phenomena that will NEVER change. Certain politicians and businessmen in Texas will always do it. It's not pandering, it's not a game, it's just Texas.

And Lasbar, I've been to Europe many times and seen how Texas is kind of a cartoon there. All I can say is you'd have to visit to see why so many people here love it. If you come to Houston, I'll even buy you one of our favorite bumper stickers with the slogan: "Texas. It's bigger than France."biggrin.gif

Bigger is not always better..

Think about women for example...

Thank you for the invit but no thanks ...

Prefer San Francisco ,Miami or New-York...
post #41 of 76
The suit and boot look is very common in Texas. I see men do this every day both downtown and at the Capitol. The french cuffs are less common but can still be seen daily as well.
post #42 of 76
Thread Starter 
He was rocking a brown suit on the campaign trail yesterday...rebel!!!!
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He was rocking a brown suit on the campaign trail yesterday...rebel!!!!

Scandalous!

I once had a suit made of a chocolate brown and black pick and pick (I know it's not a correct term). It was my favorite winter weight suit for many years. Of course in those days my hair was dark brown as well.................with the passage of time my hair is not so dark as it used to be however................it seems that 'softer colors' now look better on me............................sarcasm.gif

Too bad he doesn't have the dignity nor good sense to let his hair do what mother nature intended for it do.............that dye job looks stupid on him.
post #44 of 76
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Rudd looks worse than Bush and Perry, IMO.

I don't say that because I'm Texan or Republican, but because those R. M. Williams boots are really casual and not at all practical for wearing in a semiformal or formal way. I wear mine with jeans and have just grown accustomed to those hang tags in the front and back of the boot catching on my pant leg. All the time. If I were wearing a suit or, worse, a tuxedo, and had to constantly pull my pants over the tag on my boots, I would not be happy. Cowboy boots are much longer and don't have those tags, so at least when you stand your pants still fall to their designated spot.

ETA, Perry must be doing something right, sartorially speaking, because Chris Mathews said he dressed "like a clown." I love "Hardball", but Mathews is the last person I would look to for style advice.


RMWs are really slick, like a wholecut
most cowboy boots have hideously high heels, gaudy shape and decorations on them
post #45 of 76
I thought that mid-brown suit, sky blue shirt, and gold tie ensemble looked pretty good. Much better than what most politicians wear on the campaign trail: much more approachable-looking than a shirtsleeved Mitt Romney. Same with this ensemble:

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If he'd only button that coat and wear a white hank, that would be a great look.
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