There's no doubt about it - white Christians love casual church attire. White Christians used to enjoy dressing up in formal attire for church, but now casual attire is all the rave. "Sunday Best," is now defined as something between what you'd wear to paint your house and what you'd wear on a date.
Many white Christians dress in formal business clothes during the week, so to make church a different, comfortable experience, it's time for khaki pants, a tight, untucked short-sleeve shirt, and sandals. Jeans and polo shirts are also fine, provided that the shirt is tucked into the jeans, the white Christian within the jeans is wearing a belt, and there is a silenced cell-phone encased in a belt-clip, but visible to all.
To the white Christian, "casual" can range from "business casual" to "roll out of bed" casual. White Christians like to focus on the "come as you are" attitude of worship, so one-day stubble for men is acceptable, even encouraged. If the weather gets warm enough, you may even see some full-grown white Christian men wearing shorts to church. This is a rare occurrence, but it has been known to happen.
Not all white Christians like the casual attire movement, but those who prefer more formal attire are wise to keep any criticism to themselves. If you prefer formal attire and you see a white Christian with sandals, do not confront this white Christian. You will get the inevitable response: "Jesus wore sandals - if it was good enough for him, it's good enough for me!"
When white Christians wear sandals to church, the presence of easily removable footwear also increases the likelihood of a foot-washing discipleship ceremony as part of the worship service; something that every white Christian loves.
While most white Christians have embraced casual attire, there's one person that's not allowed to dress casually - the pastor. That guy had better be in a suit.