Footwear for the well-dressed scientist

Custom boots by Terry Stanley: ostrich triad with full-quill vamps and belly wingtips; fancy hand stitching:

34 Comments

  1. Parasite Host
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Very nice.

  2. Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    How Boots Can Determine Academic Hipsters.

  3. Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Now that’s intelligent design.

  4. Dominic
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Take your boots off that book!

    • Dominic
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 7:55 am | Permalink

      …& I sould add “rich, not gawdie: For the Apparell oft proclaimes the man”!

  5. Angus
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    You’re not treating your brand new Sam Harris book very well.

  6. Sili
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    When did dr Isis take over WEIT?

    • Physicalist
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      T’was my first thought as well.

  7. Hempenstein
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Jerry Jeff Walker would be prouda ya, son.

    • Curt Cameron
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Jerry Jeff recommends getting your handmade boots from Charlie Dunn. Though I imagine Charlie’s not in business after all these years.

      Hey it looks like Jerry (Coyne) is getting ready to come down here to Texas and run for the State Board of Education!

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted October 18, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

        Charlie Dunn died a while back, but I’m having a custom pair made from his student and successor, Lee Miller (in Austin)

  8. Posted October 18, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    How much did Sam pay for the product placement?

    And how much time do you spend lounging in that position admiring the boots?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Posted October 18, 2010 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      Jerry’s just showing off a level of subjective flourishing at the expense of an ostrich.

  9. Cliff Melick
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Ah…but do you have a pair of anteaters?

  10. NewEnglandBob
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    There are many, many things which I agree of the opinions and statements made by Jerry Coyne. Sartorial matters are not amongst that vast set of agreements. Diversity is grand.

    • Dominic
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

      And blue jeans are soooo last year darling.

      • NewEnglandBob
        Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

        Very true, but Hawaiian shirts were out last year too, and the year before…and the 50 years before that. 😉

      • Diane G.
        Posted October 19, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

        In my perfect world, boots & jeans would be de rigueur.. Weddings, stall cleaning, thesis defense, whatever. All ya need is the right assortment–work boots, fancy boots, grungy jeans, dress jeans…

        • Dominic
          Posted October 19, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

          Surely worn outside the jeans in that case? Particularly when mucking out neddy… – hang on – this is no longer about WEIT!

          …or is it?

          • Diane G.
            Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

            Uh, well, yes, of course. A totally different kind of boot, too. But given what one’s wading thru whilst mucking out a stall, perhaps still appropriate for a thesis defense…

    • bad Jim
      Posted October 19, 2010 at 2:20 am | Permalink

      Chacun à son goût, y’all.

  11. MosesZD
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Uh… NO!

  12. Jim T
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    You should have some Black’s BBQ shipped up from Lockhart to go with those boots.

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

      Smitty’s is better than Black’s (or Kreuz) in Lockhart, and The City Market in Luling is the best (I’ve never had better BBQ anywhere).

      • Jim T
        Posted October 20, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

        Agreed, but Black’s will ship it to you!

  13. SeanK
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Where are the spurs?

    • Dominic
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

      JC is trying to win them! The trouble is you can’t lounge with them on the desk without digging grooves.

  14. Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Youre SO gonna fit in at Evolution 2011.

    Youre coming, RIGHT???

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted October 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

      Yes, Abbeh, I have to: I’m the frickin’ president of SSE next year, and have to give the presidential address. I hope you won’t take it as an insult when I say that I wished the meetings were in New Orleans, or San Francisco, or overseas! However, I understand that Oklahoma City has a swell western heritage museum and that there is BBQ to be had.

      • Posted October 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

        YAAAY!!!

  15. gruebait
    Posted October 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Those are great for when roaches scurry into corners.

  16. Posted October 19, 2010 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    You know you’ve made it as a blogger if a post on your new boots gets 27 comments.

    😉

    • Dominic
      Posted October 19, 2010 at 4:44 am | Permalink

      It is only because JC is a busy man – counting flies I expect!

  17. salon_1928
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    The look like they were made dishing out accomodationist ass-kickings!


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