We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
These fellows look like every old Texas cowboy who still wears a coat and tie to church on Sunday. Leastwise, like the ones I see on Sundays. It IS about time to swap out those felt hats for straw with summer comin' on.
Of course, the younger folks don't even own a tie, unless they were just in court, and they wear basketball tanks and baggy-ass trunks to church. Makes 'em better targets for the evening drive-bys.
The rule in Texas (per my grandfathers) is straw hats starting at Easter until the first frost in the fall and that depends on where you live in the Lone Star State. Of course, your best felt hat is acceptable for weddings, funerals and dances, even in the summer.
I am 66 and thats what respectable Texans have always looked like when they get out of their work clothes and dress for church. Maggies is just a bunch of yankees. Down here in Texas, a hat is required due to the sun and wind.
Born and raised in Texas. What you wear depends on where you're going. Just going into town is not the same as appearing in court or in front of TV cameras. The Farm's argument does not hold water. (Read with Mona Lisa Vito accent.)