Recently, I opined (they pay me to do that) about my desire to own cowboy boots but my fear that, for men, they might qualify as underwear because much of the boot never shows.
Though the fact is irrefutable, some of you chose to refute. (Is somebody paying you to do that?) Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson offered sartorial and self-defense reasons for me to get boots, starting with “white socks look fine with a suit when you’re wearing boots. Not so much with shoes.”
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