Help! Falling stock market, bum economy, climate change, terrorists, and now Im under attack by the Fashionistas. While reading the article on Durango fashion (Herald, Sept. 13) to my wife, I had only reached the third paragraph before socks should not be worn with sandals jumped out at me. Yikes. There I was sitting at the breakfast table already violating a cardinal rule of the new Durango dress code. Thank God no one else saw me. Missing from the article was a description I first heard when coming to Durango in the late 90s, which I enjoyed quoting to my fashion-conscious East Coast friends; Formal attire in Durango is Levis without holes.
Dont get me wrong, I love watching the Bayfield Belles ride down Main Avenue dressed to the nines, but not those young women in dirty T-shirts and tattoos. Ugh! But lets not take ourselves too seriously its part of what makes our town great and different from New York City. And dont forget the other old saying: Clothes dont make the man.