Originally Posted by shade449
What did you expect? Red Wing isn't exactly known for it's fashion forward aesthetic. The GT's are supposed to be work boots that are dressed up a bit.
That being said, I prefer sleeker boots as well. I got a pair of GT's as beater boots and I love them for what they are but I'm definitely not gonna wear them with some of my more fashiony pieces.
Originally Posted by mbrokerny
I dont know what I expected, I think as somatoform said, they looked a little sleeker in pictures.
In person they reminded me of my 1996 Timbs.
I was expecting, having never seen a redwing in person in my life, a rugged version of a sleek-ish boot with a beautiful color. Don't see too many Redwings where I'm from.
I think the immense popularity of them on SF, the beautiful color, and certain angles of pics of them on sites led me to envsion them a certain way that didn't pan out in person.
More than anything it's the black cherry color that really made me want the boot- and the only thing now that would make me buy it (discounted).
It's a beautiful boot in it's own right and fits my aesthetic but not at that price - especially not since an Alden wouldn't be tremendously more - sorry, I'm probably comparing apples and oranges here.
Having finally seen them in person, I can now say that GT's are sleek, but only as a sleeker version of, say, a loggers boot.