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!
Lawrence & Rob
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