by Borderstan.com April 9, 2011 at 11:44 am 1,504 0

Khelan Bhatia writes about style for Bordesrtan. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Khelan Bhatia. You can follow Khelan on Twitter @KhelanB. He lives in the U Street area and writes about style for Borderstan.

Greetings, Borderstanis! I hope you’ve had a pleasant week, even with the drama of a potential government shutdown. My heart to all of you who had to deal with it (and might yet).

So, the other day, I was out with a couple of friends and I noticed that a guy was wearing square-toed lace-ups. Let me repeat that in case you were too shocked by my observation: Square. Toed. Lace. Ups.

Did I somehow step into a time machine? Was I reliving 1998? Did this mean… did this mean that we had to go through Lewinskygate all over again? That I would have to retake my organic chemistry midterm? The horror! (Almost as horrific as square toed lace ups).

No one looks good in square-toed shoes. They’re the footwear equivalent of pleated pants.

I realized quickly that I was still in 2011; Obama was still president; and the fashion faux pas of the 90’s were long behind us. Well, for most of us.

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