My friend Chris has issued a proclamation that all who read his blog should post pictures of themselves wearing rolled jeans. Why? Because it screams "I lived through the 80s and you can't take that away from me."
I've gone one step further, adding sandals with black socks to my already-fashion-challenged photo.
By the way, I was actually guilty of wearing black socks with sandals once. Here's how my fashion gaffe came to be:
I got home from a meeting, and immediately (as I always do) removed my shoes. I removed my pants and replaced them with shorts... but prior to taking off the socks, realized it had begun raining.
Earlier in the day, I was cleaning out the gutter and had left some materials and the ladder up against the house outside. In order to hasten the movement of those materials into the garage, I threw on a pair of sandals that happened to be sitting by the door.
So there I was. Shorts, black socks, sandals. I wasn't outside for, I swear, 30 seconds... but during that little window of time, our neighor Liz and her daughter Meagan drove by. Down rolls their window, out comes the wolf whistles, screams and hysterical laughter... and I was a branded man.
They will never let me forget that fateful day. They are both bitches. And of course, by "bitches," I mean... you know, bitches.