Monday, December 28, 2009

Sartorially Inclined and Line Change Present "The Re-Gift Giveaway"




A little while back Rob of Line Change decided it would be a nice gesture to give away a pair of boots to some readers who helped him pick out his own pair for the holidays.  The premise was simple: hit up Macy's, find him some options and out of everyone who helped out he would pick a winner at random (read his original post here).  When I saw Rob's contest blast on Twitter I jumped at the chance to force my sartorial will on another hapless soul without thinking too much about grabbing my own pair of boots in the process.  Fate just so happens to be one cruel mistress and saw fit that I should also somehow deserve to win this competition.  When Rob contacted me about my winnings I was flattered and grateful, but at the same time a little hesitant.  I have enough footwear as it is, not to mention winter boots aren't really necessary where I live.  After a little back and forth Rob and I decided that it would be kind of funny to take my prize and offer it up to my readers as a kind of re-gifting stunt in the vein of all things "not so classy" that seem to pop up a lot during the holidays.

So here's the deal:  A pair of size 10 (which should in theory cover everyone sizes 9.5-10.5) tan Polo ranger boots are currently up for grabs.  For the uninitiated, read my thoughts on this classic here.  This isn't going to be some lame re-tweet fest that is in the interest of gaining followers on Twitter, but instead something a little more creative and, yes, just as lame (that's how I do it baby).  Taking a page out of Ivy-Style's book (what up Christian) the rules are as follows: simply complete this statement, "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is..." in the comments section or in an email (Subject: Contest) for a chance to win.  I'd appreciate if everyone only entered one submission to keep things fair and if my brother is reading this, "No Doug, you can't enter. That's called nepotism."  Once all the submissions are in, Rob and myself will judge the entries, announce the winner and ship you your new Polo ranger boots.  The contest will stay open until Jan. 11 or when my inner Scrooge McDuck rears his ugly head...whichever comes first.  Hopefully this will encourage some readers to come out of the woodwork and just get some general jackass-ery started.  Have at it and happy re-gifting to all!

Cheers,
Lawrence & Rob

[Editor's Note: IMPORTANT...if you are posting in the comments section make sure you either add your email address or have a link to a blog/website/twitter/whatever so I can contact you.]

30 comments:

  1. "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... bust out my Polo Bear sweatshirt and complete the Lo Head Look with my new cookie boots."

    JP

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  2. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is...throw on something chunky, hit the strip and stunt on all the haters who didn't win

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  3. "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... toss on a pair of argyle socks and lace up the babies for a cross-country tour around the soggy Bean!"

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  4. "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is post a pic on my blog to show appreciation then match them with a tweed sport jacket with the tan suede elbow patches.

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  5. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is...throw on my tweed sportscoat and some A.P.C's and face any nasty weather that crosses my path. These boots are made for walking, and the kids at Pencey Prep can shove their goddam fancy shoes down their throats. No kidding.

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  6. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is slip 'em on, leave 'em loose, cuff my A.P.Cs, and tromp 'round Memphis or Charlotte as per usual.

    http://twitter.com/RenaissanceJBDG

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  7. "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is kick a hipster in the face with them."

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  8. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is...figure out how to remove that giant Polo logo.

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  9. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is...wonder why you didn't just give them to me in the first place.

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  10. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is trudge through the rocky mountains...setup a tent...and enjoy the great outdoors.

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  11. Man, too bad I'm size 12. Or else I'd put them on and go hunt bears, that sounds like something a ranger would do.

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  12. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is tuck them into some jeans and put on a peacoat and head outside for a good old fashioned snowball fight with the whole family staying with us for the holidays.

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  13. I guess I would find a rugged unemployed gentleman to give them to that wears a size 10 as they are way to small for my big ole size 12 feet.

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  14. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... probably just throw them on in memory of my dead gramma. She loved it when I won things...just sayin.

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  15. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is...neck stomp my passed out step dad and blaze out the back door as I test the ranger's agility hopping yard to yard like Dead Presidents until I reach the park and realize I have lost the old man. From there I'll test their endurance on an epic cross country mission where I'll hitch from Michigan over the Canadian boarder and out West to Vancouver where I'll prepare to take in the 2010 games. In Vancouver I'll put the boots to work as rickshaw driver trafficking global patrons from one venue to another. Once the games are over, I'll treat the boots to some well earned rest before lacing them up for a cross-country ride on my new '71 Honda cb750 K1.

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  16. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is kick up some dust. Let my denim rest on top of them and throw on red flannel with a peacoat.

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  17. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... say thank you.

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  18. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... Explain to my little cousin why they are classic and relive my youth thru them.

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  19. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is find a girl that is okay with me wearing them while we express our love for one another.

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  20. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... Tuck my jeans (not A.P.C.) in, and kick that stupid hat off Mister Mort's head.

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  21. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... play polo on my stick horse.

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  22. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... Honestly, who really cares? If I've got the boots I won't have to worry about what I'm doing in them. That's the point of them, you put them on and forget about them.

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  23. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... put them away. i own several pairs & plan on having these in my repertoire for the rest of my natural life.

    blackplaguemusic@gmail.com

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  24. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is....hand them to my 14 year old son and thank him for caring about how he looks and being well dressed!
    Thanks, Anita
    www.pillow-mint.blogspot.com

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  25. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger boots is...cut that god awful strap off the forefoot and then proceed to beat the crap out of them in a Canadian winter.

    @acesix
    aysicks@gmail.com

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  26. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger boots is... throw away my old, sole-less boots and show these off.

    @erikp13
    erik.perz@gmail.com

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  27. The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger boots is two chicks at the same time.

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  28. The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is ... give them to my dad. He's 61 and just recovered from major heart surgery. The boots are his size and he's never had a pair of boots even close to this nice. I know he'd love them.

    And thanks very much for the contest!

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  29. To repeat: The first thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is find a girl that is okay with me wearing them while we express our love for one another.

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  30. "The First thing I'm going to do when I get my new Polo Ranger Boots is... meet up with the family around the fireplace and... educate them on what these Polo Ranger Boots mean to me, give them a brief overview of the sartorial impact the boots have had, and then go to my blog, upload a couple of pictures and write a passionate post about them."

    So really I guess it's a multi-step process.

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