White Shoe Firm

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5 comments on this post.
  1. Houston Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney:

    Hey this is a good article! I always heard the term “white shoe” but never really knew what it meant. Thanks

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  3. John Thorne:

    It was great to read an explanation that doesn’t just default to William Safire, but offers some original thought on the subject. Thank you!

  4. MarkB:

    Regarding white bucks: I wore them in a marching band in the 1960s, and never used powder. There was a white liquid ‘polish’ that was applied from a sponge of sorts in the end cap. A single dark scrape in our white bucks counted as a tenth of a point off our score in marching competitions held during the summer.Yes, in grade school, we were inspected like army drill instructors examining their unit.

  5. criminal attorney in Fort Bend county, tx:

    Clever. I agree.

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