Shoes Maketh The Man

In “Kingsman: The Secret Service“, one of the main characters tell us that “manners maketh man”, this happened before a massive fight scene but I don’t believe that the character is correct. As Forest Gump tells us that his mama always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they going, where they been. I think this quote fitters better into what the Kingsman was talking about, it isn’t manners, it’s the shoes. I mean, of course it is amazing when a man or anyone displays manners, holding the door open or saying thank you. Manners always help a person look good but you know what makes a person look good? Looking good, dressing nicely. Shoes are always what you should focus on looking good, everything else has to as well but shoes are always looked over.

Shoes maketh the man

Shoes maketh the man

Most of the reason a man should pay attention to his shoes is because there is always the visual aspect. They don’t make up even a lot of what you wear but they are always the end point and, as always, you always remember the end of something better. You remember the end of a good movie, a bad movie, a good book, a bad book, people, most of the time, will always remember the ending. The ending, on a person, is the shoes. The shiny red converses, the polished combat boots, the dirty hiking boots. Tell yourself, what would you think of a person wearing those three pairs of shoes? What would you think of their character and way of life? What does it tell you in general about a person? You could be completely wrong, the person you call lazy could just be rushed because they need to get to their date that might make their life a thousand times better but, if you don’t know that, that doesn’t matter. A lot of what matters is the person’s own visual view of the world. Descartes said “I think, therefore I am”, that applies to people. A person’s reality is what they think and, if they think you are a lazy person because of your ending, their reality shows that you are a lazy person. Their reality may not matter to you, a random person on the street thinking that but what about at a wedding? A job interview? Or something else just as important?

That allows me to talk about this; wearing shoes when appropriate. You wear fancy loafers when you go to a fancy bar because bars can have sticky floors, they’ll be covered in sticky beer sludge, gum from the street and a whole host of other substances that will be rather not nice to step in. Loafers are great if you need a comfortable and durable shoe to wear to be able to. There is always a suitable shoe for the right occasion. The right boots for the right work, like Timberland boots (the Titan 26078) are great for work boots as they don’t have a break-in period and can be worn to work the very same day. There is always the right shoe to wear to a perfect place or the wrong shoe to wear. I am not saying you can’t wear boots to a bar but they have to look all right, as I said you have to wear the right footwear where and when it’s appropriate. There is nothing to it apart from that, wear footwear that feels appropriate to the situation. You are going somewhere where the sun will be hotter than hell? Wear thin material shoes because then you don’t have your feet swimming in sweat. Going somewhere fancy? Maybe wear something traditionally classy. Going somewhere where your shoes need to get dirty? Wear boots you can easily polish. It is really as simple as asking yourself a single question.

Another thing is you have to be comfortable in your shoes. There is no reason to sacrifice comfort and fit for price. Would you buy a movie that is not decent because it is a lower price than the better one? No, no you wouldn’t, you would buy the better one and have the better one to watch. The same should be with shoes. You wear shoes that fit well and feel nice. You always look good when you feel comfortable, you have a natural smile on your face and you look physically comfortable. There is a clear look to you if you feel uncomfortable or not and that is why you should wear shoes that fit and look comfortable. You look more confident when you are comfortable because you aren’t thinking about how your shoes is digging into that part of your foot and that you are going to have to check that later and how that might be tearing your foot to ribbons. No, instead, you’ll be thinking about the subject you have at hand and feel comfortable and look it in this interview or date or whatever you have. You feel comfortable, you look comfortable, you will then look confident. Simple enough really.

Shoes maketh man. Make sure you look good.

Gun Holsters Can Look Fashionable Too!

I honestly, before researching this, thought that every gun holster was the same. Slap them on and hope to God that no one saw you were packing something that would make dirty harry whimper but no, there is a lot of different variants of these holders of death. There is one of those odd ones that attach themselves to belts like bags, there are others that loop around your arm and act like a shoulder holster, there are those that, in my opinion, put the barrel of the gun too close to the regions I would really not want a piece of metal going at over seven hundred miles per hour to do damage to. Then I discovered something; female holsters.

My research brought up a lot of these female holsters that were actually quite fashionable. There is something called “concealment shorts” that are very funny to me but there is something to it, it is too hold a gun in a way that a woman can easily get it. I am just gonna tell the joke I came up with it though because I really want to say it. So, okay, joke about concealment shorts; “They put the gun on the bum, so that people can’t see the gun”. I do think that there is a reason behind this though, I do believe that women should be able to carry guns and the way you are meant to carry it should be comfortable.

I think for a lot of women that a holster made for a man would be incredibly bulky and really noticeable on who women’s clothes manipulate. I think a male shoulder holster on a woman wearing a summer dress or a similar piece of clothing, that gun holster would stick out like a sore thumb. I think the idea of a holster is that someone doesn’t want to show their gun off and wants to put their gun in there. A holster is mainly to protect the gun and the person and the people around that person. Think about if someone was open carrying compared to having a gun in a holster, one is much more threatening than the other. There is equal treatment and to give both genders objects that are equal is what is equality. Giving people the option of a female and a male holster is what equality is all about. That’s why female holsters are really amazing. It is both a place to put your gun and gain equality at the same time.

Fashion Holster

Then again, there is always behind holsters and that is wearing the right clothes. Going back to what I talked about with the summer dress think, I think a lot of women would run into the problem of what to wear while wearing a holster. I mean, I doubt a lot of gun-toting women go around town in short shorts and a bikini top but I think a fitted shirt and yoga pants (Unless you were wearing the concealment pants) aren’t exactly the thing you would wear if you were trying to conceal a gun. With a man there is a simple outfit for the idea of a holster, there is a loose fitting shirt, that can hide a lot of handguns. Even if you sat in a coffee shop or a cafe or a McDonalds, every man in there (if you’re America) could be packing something because that’s what men wear and it is a lot easier to cover up a holster with what men usually wear. That’s why they have made purses with hidden pockets and there are places that sell holsters that are bras, concealment leggings, gun waistbands and gun holsters for cars.

I see why we need female holsters and why they have to be fashionable. So, there we are. All women? Go out, lock and load.

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