Did This TikTok Get Abilene’s “Dress Code” Right?
If there's one thing Texans can appreciate, it's a good-natured round of poking fun at their friends and neighbor in the name of humor. And with a state as big as the Lone Star State, it's hard not to notice the difference when you travel from one end of the state to the other.
They say there's some truth to every stereotype, which is what TikToker Not Travis (@definitely_not_travis) was trying to illustrate in a series of viral posts on the popular video-sharing platform called "If major Texas cities had dress codes."
Not Travis touts his account as the "Texas TikTok Welcome Center" — and yes, ALL of his content deals with the best state in the Union.
You can watch the original video from August 2020 here below, and absorb the (possibly legitimate) point he's trying to make:
@definitely_not_travis Texas dress codes part 3. #OutfitChange #transitions #texas #texasdresscode #abilene #sanmarcos #roundrock #collegestation #amarillo ♬ Backyard Boy - Claire Rosinkranz
In the video, Not Travis gives his personal rendition of the "dress code" or stereotypical clothes you see in towns like San Marcos, Round Rock, College Station, Amarillo... and yes, Abilene.
The Abilene character is based around a solid Texan pairing of boots and jeans, along with a T-shirt that reads "I Love My Church". He's hiding a large bottle behind what we assume is a Bible, perhaps to the homage about Baptists not being the kind to greet acquaintances in the liquor store.
All in good fun — we know Abilene didn't earn its title as the buckle of the Bible Belt on its own. For accuracy's sake, though, the video would've been a little more realistic if he was wearing an Abilene Christian University shirt.