dress crox?

Saw this foolishness last night on the train. Apparently, this gentleman couldn’t bear the thought of appearing dressed-down in his rubber slippers.  Opting for a refined touch, this topcoat and sweater vest adorned man, made formal his garden slippers by pairing them with matching dress socks and khakis. Much like polishing the brass on the Titanic, this noble gent’ made a leap of faith, daring to dress up an already failed style. Considering the temperature was 10-20 degrees below freezing (with windchill) last night, from a functional standpoint, the thin dress socks and hole-filled plastic/rubber clogs were probably not the best choice.  Feel free to leave comments explaining any and all possible reasons for this behavior.

otherwise respectably dressed

otherwise respectably dressed



8 Responses to “dress crox?”
  1. JJ says:

    My guess is that he’s been on his feet all day and his REAL shoes are in his bag/briefcase. Although the bag in the picture doesn’t seem to have enough room to carry shoes…

  2. Dennis says:

    My two assesments:

    1. The lower half of this man’s body is making it’s own style choices and is clearly at war with his top half.

    2. A series of bong hits in the morning had our subject a bit dazed as to whether he was going to Bonaroo after the office.

  3. Daniel says:

    He gets half a point for meticulous color coordination, however! Of course he loses a couple hundred for wearing the atrocities in the first place.

    Also love the dirty old newspaper making stealthy inroads on the crocs–urban reality at its best.

  4. problemgirl says:

    What’s his left hand doing?

  5. Fabio says:

    He lives in Fairfax or some other suburban haven/hellhole where crocs, Cheetos and Kensington laptop/messenger bags (that is what it is, isn’t it?) are the height of sophistication.

  6. Joseph says:


    Who doesn’t want to be comfortable when they get off work? People who allow fashion to trump comfort are not really fashionable, but rather insecure. I grant you that he could have found comfort in a more fashionable way, but he obviously didn’t care what anyone else thought and I have to give him credit for that.

    Now, where will the next inane rant be directed? I’d like to suggest loafers, since their sole purpose is to help tasteless men with bad feet be more comfortable in a semi-professional environment. While we’re at it, how about a critique of fashion experts who have nothing new?

  7. eliza says:

    hello joseph.

    you know how i am most comfortable? no pants, boyfriend’s t-shirt, and fuzzy bunny slippers. there is, however, no excuse for leaving the house like this. much like this gentleman and his crocs. he would probably be even more comfortable on his evening commute if he unzipped and let his balls out for some air, but he shouldn’t do that either.

  8. Grant says:

    Crocs are just hideous, theres nothing else to it. Oh, and I found an extremely similar coat to Edward Cullens in Twilight, its Ted Baker. $500 or something.

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