Friday, June 13, 2014

My Knight in Shining Loafers

For K and L, I wanted to share the story of what my husband was wearing the first time I met him.  I met him far away from where either of us live--we were both volunteering with an organization in the south after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

I wouldn't say it was love at first sight.  In fact, my now-husband was wearing one of the weirdest outfits I had ever seen.  From the feet up, this is what he was wearing:

Loafers with socks

Gym shorts

A camouflage jacket

And to complete the ensemble, a boonie cap.

"Stand back, ladies," I said, upon seeing him.  "This one's mine."

No, that's not really what I said.  I thought his outfit was weird, but I didn't let that deter me from getting to know him.  And come to find out, his regular shoes had been stolen, which is why he was wearing the loafers.

"Ah!" I said, "Because the outfit makes so much sense without the loafers..."


  1. This is so awesome. The old saying to not judge a book by it's cover is so very true. Looks like you got the prize!

    1. I definitely feel like I got the prize :) It's funny, though, because, although this was the first time we met, we were both dating other people at the time, and we didn't start dating until almost 2 years later!

  2. This is lovely, I am so happy that it all turned out so well for you two. When I had met hubby the first time, I was not really looking closely and barely noticed him. He likes understatement, so it took me a long while to figure him out. Annabelle is definitely right, don't judge a book by its cover ... well in your case it would be loafers :-)



  3. What a combination! Don't judge a man by his dress sense :)

  4. Well by dating others when you met took the pressure off right? Barney and I knew each other for two years before we dated. Both dating other people in the mean time, but friends almost immediately. BTW, I still question some of his wardrobe choices- fortunately now he has given me veto power!