I have been enjoying opportunities to break out and wear some of my newer cowboy boots to work in my new-old-new-but-old office. (It is hard to explain, but let’s say that over the past 25 years, I have worked in the same building for different employers but in about the same space. The old place and colleagues have not changed, but my boots have!)
First day back, I wore…
…subdued, non-attention-getting dress black Lucchese goatskin cowboy boots, with dark grey dress trousers, striped grey shirt, and … no tie. Bleccch… I hate ties.
Everyone who knows me welcomed me back, and I noticed many of them check out my boots. I have a reputation for always wearing boots — but as expected, no one said anything about the boots.
Second day back (yesterday), I wore my Black Jack cream/blue python cowboy boots with a pair of dress khakis, blue striped shirt, and no tie. (I am soooo glad that I do not have to wear noosy-neckties!)
Today, there is a dusting of snow on the ground. I am wearing lug-soled Chippewa Firefighter boots with a pair of clean (new) black denim jeans, dark blue shirt, and I was seriously thinking about wearing a tie — to attract attention “up” from the jeans — but then again, I have a reputation to protect. I also did not want to have to perform CPR on my officemates, who would faint (or worse) if they saw me wearing a necktie (sly smile).
On winter days like this, no one complains about wearing jeans. In fact, I expect all the guys at work to be similarly attired (except the always dapperly-overdressed gay guy down the hall, but that’s another story… we gay guys truly are “all types.” LOL!)
Life is short: wear boots to work in a professional office!