Pointy Toes & Buckles

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.




He loves the pointy toe, buckle leprechaun look. He's a ginger too I think, isn't he? Hmm...




I will never be able to believe that voice comes out of this face. I believe it, but it's a delightful kind of madness and it shocks me every time I see him and then hear him speak.









...and he looks like a skinny orangutan.


I actually like the less pointy toe, buckle boot and would kill for a couple of the ones he's wearing. Does he have a motorcycle? Does Crabbie?






I'm seeing less of an edge to the footwear as he ages.



He's going with more comfortable BDSM boots in his later years which when I think about it is an oxymoron. Comfortable BDSM.... I believe I have this pair or something very similar.

8 comments:

Noelle said...

I judge a lot on footwear. Probably not fair.

"I'm not looking down I'm studying your feet." It's gets really fun when seasons change.

Angie said...

I like guys that don't give a shit about what you think of their shoes, their jeans, their hair. They are just guys, like it or lump it.

I like how you keep mentioning Crabbie. Are you trying to summon the genie, Frim?

Frimmy said...

I'm the same way, Angie.

Mentioning Crabbie...I don't know what you're talking about. I didn't mention Crabbie.

A-Gran said...

Crabbie? Who is this Crabbie you speak of?


So, have you seen any monkeys ripping peoples faces off lately?

Frimmy said...

I have to say I'm a little disappointed that I think Waits looks like a monkey AND I was able to find a pic of one looking like him so easily.

I think Angie has a thing for some persona named Crabbie.

"Trying to summon the genie" Hah! You spelled genius wrong, Angie.

A-Gran said...

He knows the more he ignores you the more you want him. Crabbie knows the way to a woman's heart: studious indifference.

Angie said...

Sometimes, wearing boots makes me Crabbie. It's difficult to find a pair that fit properly.

There are times when I want someone to show up, I just talk some really bad shit on them. It never fails.

Have I mentioned how Crabbie I am today?

Frimmy said...

Caterpillars never, never NEVER, wear brown boots?

I'm sorry you're Crabbie, Angie, maybe I should post something about monkeys ripping off people's faces.

 

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