Originally Posted by smashwindow
I bought my clarks dbs in '06 and I still think they look good with shorts...
Kinda related I've been wearing topsiders since I was a little kid and I was on the CU sailing team. I usually only wear them when I'm around water, but I'm not going to stop wearing them because every fucking hipster on the hill with a clipboard pushing greenpeace is on "nautical style" tip
thats my point. what should i be wearing according to Synthese? 99% lycra black jeggings and GAT's?
My dad handed me down his desert boots from McGill University he wore in 1978. My mom wore Desert Treks and encouraged me to buy a pair when i was 16 or 17. I didn't say to him the selvedge denim was "new" or not mass-appeal at this point, but it doesnt make them played out or lame.
So many people used to ask me where I got my desert boots when i first got to uni. I told them "clarks." Of course I see them everywhere now, but that just goes to show how great they are. Im always impressed when I see someone with a pair of Rogue Territories or Epaulet Rivets (almost never IRL) or a good looking pair of chukkas (be it clarks, alden, grenson, etc etc). It's a good look, and they never really go away.
There's nothing wrong with wearing a pair of Sebago's or Sperry's. They're not always gonna be a hipster Urban Outfitters craze, but they will never stop making them. they've been around forever and all my dad's friends have always worn them, year round, with socks no less.
Some things slip in and out of what's trendy, but the real classics never disappear. Through wayfarers in there too (though I have retired my Ray Bans for the time being. Some things are just a little too saturated.)
Rant over. I just don't think it's that obnoxious as Synthese said it was for someone to wear a good fitting pair of strong denim and a great looking chukka. Don't get the hate.