According to the Texas Land Commissioner, absolutely nothing gets you out of wearing cowboy boots.
Commissioner Jerry Patterson dished out sartorial advice to Austin American-Statesman columnist Ken Herman, who had cast doubt on his ability to pull off a a boot, and in doing so, Patterson panned Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) new look.
“I lament the fact that our governor could now pass for a West Coast metrosexual and has embarrassed us all with his sartorial change of direction,” Patterson wrote to the American-Statesman.
Perry apparently stopped donning boots due to back problems, which Patterson said was a “feeble excuse.”
“Tell Rick that boots can be purchased with normal heels,” he said.
Plus, Patterson said that cowboy boots are a great place to carry a knife, small gun or “a small flask, giving rise to BYIB (bring yours in boot).”
[H/t Betsy Woodruff]