June 28, 2003


A bunch of us in a bar the other night. We meet a babe wearing a miniskirt and boxing shoes.

As a noted fashion expert, I commend this look for both hotness and practicality.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 28, 2003 06:48 PM

You commend this look??

Tim, you need to get out more, buddy!

Posted by: Wunderkind54 at June 28, 2003 at 09:20 PM

I met a girl at the St Kilda Film Festival opening night party who was wearing boxing shoes. Is this the same chick, Tim? I can't remember her name or what else she was wearing but she was hanging with the director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival Richard Wolstencroft -- who, incidently, is currently in hot water for programming a filmed talk by Holocaust revisionist David Irving. Did your boxing shoed girl look like the type who'd hang out with a Holocaust revisionist scheduling film festival director? If it's not the same girl we may be seeing the beginning of a particularly erotic fashion trend.

Also of note -- I seem to recall a fashion mag (Vogue?) a few months back with the covergirl wearing boxing headgear.

Posted by: jay mike at June 29, 2003 at 12:06 AM

Maybe her previous experience with the miniskirt led her to believe she'd be doing some boxing before the night was through.

In the mid-'80s, there was a brief fad on my campus for long, lacy, romantic dresses worn with army boots. Add some formal gloves and a Tom Petty hat, and your ensemble is complete. The 50lb backpack kind of spoiled the look, though.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at June 29, 2003 at 03:22 AM

i'd plan my pick-up line verrry carefully, if i were you tim...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at June 29, 2003 at 05:52 AM

Practicality maybe, but hotness?

Uhh, no.

Posted by: Bashir Gemayel at June 29, 2003 at 08:04 AM

hot and practical? Puhhhhleeeze. practical for what? boxing a fashion lunkhead like you around the ears, one hopes. blair, the fashion police are onto you!

Posted by: fashionbabe at June 29, 2003 at 06:01 PM