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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Seeing how there has been a military trend the last couple of years, I wonder why no one has caught on to this particular military form of dress: bloused boots? Is this nuts? I see a lot girls, and some guys tucking their pants into their boots, blousing them would look a lot neater. Who's with me?

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post #2 of 13
If I wore boots, this is what I'd do. But the only boots I'd ever wear are vegan combat boots, but since I broke edge and got my Earth Crisis tattoos covered up, that's not going to happen.
post #3 of 13
That's all the rage right now in Tokyo, both mens and ladies. slouchy military-esque boots with pants tucked into them. I love to don that, but being stuck in a relatively small city limits my shopping choices. I just have to be happy with my C&J chelseas and Aldo fox-hunting boots. I'll try to recall some more-sought after brands in Japan...give me a while to think. and I believe the correct term is "slouchy boots", at least that's what haute couture houses call it.
post #4 of 13
I have a pair of Menichetti boots I could do that with - works best with tapered or skinny straightleg jeans. Personally, I don't though, because unless you are deep in the fashion business (i.e. interact primarily with fashion people) or are in some parts of L.A. or NYC, you will come off as looking either really try hard or like a construction worker, depending on your build. IMHO, this is a passing trend. It's an impractical style (I've tried walking in boot this way, and it not all that easy, unless all you have to do is get the laundry from downstairs, not really comfortable (untied sneakers were at least comfortable), and looks generally contrived.
post #5 of 13
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I don't think you understand what I'm getting at. There's a different between tucking your pants in your boots, and blousing them. Blousing your boots requires the use of a boot band, a small elastic band with hooks on the end of them. You place them over your boot, them fold your pants a few times. You then pick up the band with your pants leg and then tuck them under. They give a bloused effect to your pants with actually tucking them in. It works the same way as the elastic band in blouson-type jackets. The first picture I posted was tucked. While the second was a bloused. http://www.diamondbacktactical.com/B...r-P681C34.aspx
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by dare-
I don't think you understand what I'm getting at. There's a different between tucking your pants in your boots, and blousing them.

Blousing your boots requires the use of a boot band, a small elastic band with hooks on the end of them. You place them over your boot, them fold your pants a few times. You then pick up the band with your pants leg and then tuck them under. They give a bloused effect to your pants with actually tucking them on. It works the same way, says as the elastic band in blouson-type jackets.

The first picture I posted was tucked. While the second was a bloused.

No, I think that I understood, but perhaps didn't answer your question.

The idea on the runways and in the fashion circles right now is to effect a sloppy, "I just threw these shitkinckers on on my way out the door", and the blousing effect, as you call it, would obviously be antithesis to that.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I have a pair of Menichetti boots I could do that with - works best with tapered or skinny straightleg jeans. Personally, I don't though, because unless you are deep in the fashion business (i.e. interact primarily with fashion people) or are in some parts of L.A. or NYC, you will come off as looking either really try hard or like a construction worker, depending on your build. IMHO, this is a passing trend. It's an impractical style (I've tried walking in boot this way, and it not all that easy, unless all you have to do is get the laundry from downstairs, not really comfortable (untied sneakers were at least comfortable), and looks generally contrived.
LAGuy, do you have an input on Menichetti current clothes line? I remember he's the designer who launched Jil Sander men line a few years ago. Do you have an idea about the quality? Fit? Construction? TIA !luc
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
LAGuy, do you have an input on Menichetti current clothes line? I remember he's the designer who launched Jil Sander men line a few years ago. Do you have an idea about the quality? Fit? Construction?

TIA
!luc

I would say that it's reasonably priced and quite wearable, but nothing special. The colors are are drab - without the dash of colors he used at Jil Sander. Nor does he show the panache in the cuts and details he had at Burberry Prorsum. The quality of the garments obviousy pall compared to the work he did at both those brands, but in all fairness, the prices are lower as well. Fits are decent, but again, not memorable, nor are materials. I would say that the line is like an Italianized version of John Varvatos' poorer seasons (there have been many, recently). Some good pieces, all wearable, but nothing that makes me "need" it.
post #9 of 13
Thanks for your answer. I guess I'll pass for now, unless I get a significant discount.
I wonder who will replace Jil Sander as my purveyor of fine suits

!luc
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Metal Circus
But the only boots I'd ever wear are vegan combat boots, but since I broke edge and got my Earth Crisis tattoos covered up, that's not going to happen.

xTrue til Deathx brother!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
No, I think that I understood, but perhaps didn't answer your question.

The idea on the runways and in the fashion circles right now is to effect a sloppy, "I just threw these shitkinckers on on my way out the door", and the blousing effect, as you call it, would obviously be antithesis to that.

I also agree that blousing looks a bit tacky on guys, especially with the skinny jeans I tend to wear. However, I haven't been able to find a slim boot with alot of room to slouch! Currently I threw some of my old Dr. Marten's from highschool into the dryer for a while and it softened them up a bit but they really don't compare to the Undercover or Ann Dem offerings. The only thing I seem to find in America for under $500 are extremely clunky frye-boot knockoffs.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
I have a pair of Menichetti boots I could do that with - works best with tapered or skinny straightleg jeans. Personally, I don't though, because unless you are deep in the fashion business (i.e. interact primarily with fashion people) or are in some parts of L.A. or NYC, you will come off as looking either really try hard or like a construction worker, depending on your build. IMHO, this is a passing trend. It's an impractical style (I've tried walking in boot this way, and it not all that easy, unless all you have to do is get the laundry from downstairs, not really comfortable (untied sneakers were at least comfortable), and looks generally contrived.

Agree. I've yet to see anyone pull this off. It looks contrived even on the runway. Reminds me of the 'out-of-bed' hairdo that takes hours to get 'just right'.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by berlin report
Agree. I've yet to see anyone pull this off. It looks contrived even on the runway. Reminds me of the 'out-of-bed' hairdo that takes hours to get 'just right'.

Actually, this is a look I call "Taking out the trash," because that's what I wear when I take out the trash inthe morning. Usually have sweatpantson instead of jeans at that point though.
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