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post #16 of 30
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Originally Posted by dusty
Boots don't look good with bootcut jeans?
Not all boots are created equal. That is to say, pants break over dressy chelseas similarly to how they do over oxfords or high vamp loafers due to how much bulk there is (or rather, isn't). IMO bootcut jeans look better with bulkier boots than they do with a slim boot like that, which will just end up looking out of proportion.
post #17 of 30
Personally, love the outfit. I think if you can pull it off, awesome. I am in major disagreement in regards to the straight jeans for those boots; absolute crap, you can wear bootcut jeans with those if you wish; just make sure the fit is proper and you'll be golden. I personally dislike straight legged jeans, especially with boots, which I see a lot of lately and the bunching at the heel is too much for my tastes. Define your own style; and you will be in good shape.

BTW, what jeans are those?
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by viking_mike
well personally i hate bootcut/flared jeans, and i think they look terrible with slimmer boots. i think if you are gonna wear slim boot such as the one mentioned above a nice slim jean is in order.

I've noticed a lot of this sentiment about bootcuts looking terrible with boots... even slim boots. It seems odd to me, but I think a few denim manufacturers are guilty of selling "flare" jeans with a "boot-cut" label on them. To my eye, a bootcut should be very subtle and probably not even noticable, unless you're wearing them with boots. Hold on a sec, I'm gonna go fetch a picture.
post #19 of 30


Here it is! I got this off the Barney's CoOp website, I see it every time I go there. It's a PDC GTO 3-year and it looks hideous! I didn't care or know about denim when PDC and 7 were hitting their peak, but these are awful and calling them a boot-cut is lying, they look like the bell-bottoms my younger sister keeps trying to buy. Wearing something like this with those boots wouldn't work, of course, but these jeans are sort of a travesty on their own.

I own a pair of bootcut jeans that I got for $10 on ultra-mega sale, originally for fooling around/yardwork jeans, but I've started wearing them socially because the subtle bootcut looks absolutely amazing with boots and dress shoes. So, here's a question for any of you who were fashion-conscious 5 years ago: Was this the case before PDC and 7 showed up on the scene? Are they single-handedly responsible for turning bootcut jeans into this floppy monstrosity?

OP: Sorry to hijack your thread! I think that the outfit you posted would work fine, but I have to agree that a color other than brown would work better.
post #20 of 30
Hmm I have diesels just like that... So you calling my jeans ugly, pal?
post #21 of 30
Thread Starter 
The jeans picture is from BR.

I find it interesting that many say it is too much brown. Does that mean black shoes should be used? I thought black and brown didn't mix... or is that only with pants/shoes?
post #22 of 30
I honestly sort of like that Seventies inspired cut. Very visually striking (although not the best picture, I'll give you that.) So, yes, they were around before Seven and Paper Denim really brought them into the North American consciousness (although plenty of European and South American brands had been doing the same thing before.) They are remarkably democratic compared to skinny jeans. Pretty everyone looks decent in them because the balance out larger midsections. The low rise, well, that is not for everyone.

For the record, I have straight, bootcut, and tapered jeans. Like ringring once wrote: denim is a big church with room for everyone. Or something like that.


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Originally Posted by PunctualAlex


Here it is! I got this off the Barney's CoOp website, I see it every time I go there. It's a PDC GTO 3-year and it looks hideous! I didn't care or know about denim when PDC and 7 were hitting their peak, but these are awful and calling them a boot-cut is lying, they look like the bell-bottoms my younger sister keeps trying to buy. Wearing something like this with those boots wouldn't work, of course, but these jeans are sort of a travesty on their own.

I own a pair of bootcut jeans that I got for $10 on ultra-mega sale, originally for fooling around/yardwork jeans, but I've started wearing them socially because the subtle bootcut looks absolutely amazing with boots and dress shoes. So, here's a question for any of you who were fashion-conscious 5 years ago: Was this the case before PDC and 7 showed up on the scene? Are they single-handedly responsible for turning bootcut jeans into this floppy monstrosity?

OP: Sorry to hijack your thread! I think that the outfit you posted would work fine, but I have to agree that a color other than brown would work better.
post #23 of 30
Sorry all, didn't mean to come out so full of vitriol, it was too early in the morning for me.

All I was trying to say is that I've heard a lot of blanket statements against bootcuts recently, and I wanted to point out that the "bootcut" term is applied to such a wide range of cuts that it seems counterproductive to make generalizations about them.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by WatchGuy
The jeans picture is from BR.

I find it interesting that many say it is too much brown. Does that mean black shoes should be used? I thought black and brown didn't mix... or is that only with pants/shoes?

I too am wondering about the brown. If you were wearing brown trousers, then I'd say we have a problem. But you're proposing a very basic, casual outfit and topping it off with a nice pair of Chelseas. The general rule, as I've always been told, is that never wear brown shoes with black pants, but always wear black shoes with brown pants. I think with your combo, you could wear either black or brown Chelseas, but for some reason brown seems to look the best when it comes to Chelsea boots.
post #25 of 30
hey JET, what are those shoes you posted up? They look great. Thanks!
post #26 of 30
I'd guess they are Banana Republic.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by MysticAura
hey JET, what are those shoes you posted up? They look great. Thanks!

They are indeed Banana Republic, as dusty astutely pointed out:

http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...scid=333741022
post #28 of 30
Yep BR, and I love the look of sand with burgundy. They're relatively inexpensive and I have some understated camel suede guccis that look like those. I love black shoes best but have an affinity for uniquely colored footwear. My collection includes royal blue ballys (retired, don't like the look anymore), red ck collection loafers, hazelnut suede, camel suede (mentioned above), black pebble grain with brown trimmed sole and the most recent was a denim loafer with dove grey vamp and wood color heel.
post #29 of 30
I think it goes to show that with something as casual, generic, and short-lived as a driving shoe, it doesn't make a lot of sense to pay a premium for Tod's, Ferragamo, or whatever versus something inexpensive like the BR version, which I agree is very attractive.
post #30 of 30
The chelsea boots look really good. I don't see how you could be wrong.
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