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post #1 of 13
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you all hate me, but i respect your sense of fashion, so i will post anyhow. i am getting two pairs of shoes: one pair of chuck taylors and one other pair. i am in college, going to be a sophomore and i go to upenn. the social scene, so you know where i will be wearing these shoes, is mostly penn parties at nicer bars and lounges downtown in philly accompanied with grimey frat parties. the other pair is either a pair of j crew driving shoe moc like shoes in very dark brown or a pair of frye boots. i don't know if the boots will be as versatile for my needs as the mocs, but i am very unsure. i tend to wear skinny, very slight bootcuts with button downs or vintage tees out. or do you suggest a different shoe altogether, like another pair of pumas or a pair of nike dunks? just let me know and i would appreciate the help.
post #2 of 13
it depends on what your style is and the look you're going for. i don't think i would ever wear boots to a party- that would get uncomfortably hot and you can't dance in them (if you dance). if you're just going to bars and lounges just to stand around/sit down and drink that's different.
post #3 of 13
Boots are a great idea for any scene, and I know it will go over well there. But Frye boots are ugly. Get a nice pair of brown chelsea boots, or maybe some suede chukkas.
post #4 of 13
timbs if you're hiphop
post #5 of 13
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my style is a very ephemeral term. i like the eurotrashy style at times (diesel jeans, pumas, track jackets) and i like the orlando bloom/jude law-ish style at times. like the very cool, casual, somewhat hipster and boho look for men.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by xcoldricex
it depends on what your style is and the look you're going for.

i don't think i would ever wear boots to a party- that would get uncomfortably hot and you can't dance in them (if you dance). if you're just going to bars and lounges just to stand around/sit down and drink that's different.

I wear my boots--including a pair of Frye boots, which (contra whoopee) aren't ugly at all--to parties and clubs all the time. I like them for a few reasons: 1) my boots are actually more comfortable than a lot of my sneakers; 2) who gives a shit that someone spilled their Yuengling on my boots? Just wipe 'em off and let 'em go. Just keep decent care of them and you're fine; 3) I can dance just fine in them. They are a little hotter, but then, I don't think I've ever been to a party or club where I *wasn't* uncomfortably hot. I figure it just kind of goes with the territory. The boots aren't enough to really change things much.

I'll second the suggestion of a nice brown chelsea boot.

Also, dhinggok, I work @ Penn. Small world.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
by the way, dancing does go on, but it is a lot of standing around/sitting around at bars and lounges
post #8 of 13
I wouldn't wear nice shoes to a college party. It's a sure fire way to fuck them up in a giffy. Wear something comfy and semi-trendy, like Diesel. Maybe I'm wrong and Penn has more uppity parties then what I was used to, but I'd just try to be as comfortable as possible. College is the only time you can get completely shit faced and not have to worry about waking up the next day...at least for me anyway.
post #9 of 13
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you all hate me

Where's the hate?

I'd get Fryes, too, or some other boot in a workboot style--chelseas are great, but a little harder to pull off with tshirts. Driving mocs will wear out in a month, and dunks won't work as well with dressier shirts and will also wear out if you wear them daily.
post #10 of 13
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the frye boots i like are the engineer and the cavalry, not with the zip. engineer 8r and the masons in the seasonal products
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Get a nice pair of brown chelsea boots

+1....they can be dressed up or down. just don't get a super nice pair, just nice enough but can also be scuffed and spilled on. Suede chukkas might not fare as well in a college party/club environment.

don't hate the game, hate the playa.
post #12 of 13
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don't hate the game, hate the playa.

Off topic, but this is my submission for official slogan of lacrosse.
post #13 of 13
A certain pair of C&J chelseas have gone through a lot of pain at said university and come out the better for it. Wear reflecting one's lifestyle is not a concept restricted to raw denim.
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