Photographs by LeAnn Mueller.
Ransom Rhodes (center), 25,
GHOSTBAR, DALLAS, DECEMBER 27, 2008
I change up what I wear every day. Ghostbar doesn’t like sneakers, but I’m definitely rocking some black Nikes with my pinstripes and my checkered wristband. When I go out, people say, “Hey, where are your dress shoes?” I have a few pairs, but that’s just not me. I’m more laid-back. I wear a lot of vests with V-neck T-shirts, blue jeans, and my Chuck Taylors. I’m in a rock band, and sometimes when I’m performing, I’ll wear a black shoe on my left foot and a white one on the right. I want to look good, but I just go with the flow, man.
Gloria Yeater, 83
BROKEN SPOKE, AUSTIN, NOVEMBER 29, 2008
I dance regularly at the senior activities center in Austin, and I mostly wear street clothes. But this was my first night at the Broken Spoke. I went with my over-fifty singles group, and I wanted to dress appropriately, so I wore my Western skirt and denim blouse. It used to be that you’d always get dressed up to go dancing.
Joe Pinal, 38
CLUB MOVIDA, SAN ANTONIO, JANUARY 10, 2009
I have a reputation for being a sharp dresser. I’m known for my zoot suits, and I just purchased a black suit with a zebra lapel and a zebra stripe on the pants. I’ve always been into a