So I pass by this guy wearing clogs and I giggled way deep inside. When I get to my destination, I tell Norma -a big hearted woman with whom I have befriended - about the man in clogs, my eyes wide with astonishment. Norma, who is much older than I, tells me that is in fashion and her son wears them too. I mumbled something about a new trend and how comfy they looked. Funny that we were talking about shoes because I needed to remove mine and insert my feet in my mouth.
Turns out Norma was right. Over the next 2 years I saw many men proudly sporting clogs. Washingtonians seemed to be trendsetters in that regard. We now know them better as mules and they seem more "manly" - more like a man's shoe with the heel missing.
Which brings me to the second thing I thought about when BN mentioned men in capris which made me think of the man with white clogs in WA...The birdcage. Have you seen this movie? I LOOOOOVE IT! I can't even count the number of times I've watched it and it's a hoot every time. The scene that comes to mind is when Williams and Nathan Lane practice trying to pass Lane off as Williams' son's uncle instead of his "mom". Lane is wearing white linen pants and matching button down with a wide-brimmed straw hat and you guessed it, white clogs. If you haven't seen it for the millionth time like me, DO!