I apologise for my mother! They were indeed Para boots and no they didn't
have steel toe caps. My steelies were drying out from the day before. The
faces of the shop managers in Armani and Gucci was still a picture. I felt
far more comfortable in my baggy combats, stripy jumper and long trench coat
than they did having me in their nice clean shop!
However we do occasionally look very beautiful here at Bradford. The annual
Archaeology Ball with everyone in full Black Tie is quite a sight! Its
amazing how well everyone scrubs up. ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "RUSSELL, Nick" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Archaeologists dress sense -Reply
> okay, enough is enough. Para boots do NOT have steel toe caps. In fact
> things described as para boots nowadays are not para boots.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Stallybrass [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 19 March 2001 22:56
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Archaeologists dress sense -Reply
> Message text written by British archaeology discussion list
> >Why has no one mentioned sandals?
> It all depends what you mean by an archaeologist.
> What certain people wear in (forgotten the name) doesn't count.
> Never mind sandals - it's the sight of archaeologist daughter (she knows
> who I mean!!) going round elegant dress shops in steel-toe-capped Para
> boots, that finishes me!!
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