I have a list of subjects I think would make interesting posts and Tom Waits was on the list, but then Crabbie posted a video by Tom Waits a while ago and I wouldn't want him to think I lurk at his site for blog ideas so I've delayed this a bit. I'd like to point out that Crabbie inspired my Engelbert posts. Thank you Crabbie.
Anyway while I listened to the video he posted I opened a tab and did an image search on Tom Waits. Daniel Durchholz has described Waits's voice as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car". I laughed, and it's true but have you ever taken a look at his footwear? The same description could be applied to them. Now for your viewing curiosity, and for my complete amusement because it's a slow, cold, rainy day, the bourbon soaked, smokehouse, ran over by a car, boots of Tom Waits.
If I knew nothing about this man, his shoes would tell me that he could not care less what you think of him. Do I obsess about footwear in real life? Hell no. I have noticed that Keanu Reeves also wears his boots into the ground and he doesn't give a shit about what anyone thinks either. I guess I notice because these two can AFFORD to have new shoes every day and choose not to. Why? Because a broken in pair of boots totally own brand new no matter what you can afford.