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Bootcut out of style?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by greatfire, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. greatfire

    greatfire Well-Known Member

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    I'm more of a city guy when it comes to dressing. I don't like the skinny fit goth/indie/emo look, so I've always relied on bootcuts. But something just came across my mind: is this cut out of style nowadays? Should I update to straight fit (or, gulp, skinny fit) to stay current? If bootcuts are still in, then should there be a move to a more subtle bootcut, rather than an obvious flare?

    I mostly work in a "laid back" corporate environment. So people wear jeans and a button down, but they tuck in their shirts (something I can't get myself to do).

    What do you think: to bootcut, or not to bootcut?
     
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  3. Robert

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    Bootcut = flare. Never was a good look. So, not.
     
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    If you can pull it off, then get slim.
     
  5. dusty

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    Bootcut = flare. Never was a good look. So, not.
    Yes it was, and yes it still is. Just depends on your body type and the subtlety of the flare. 5EP bootcuts are great. Most people do best with straight legs though.
     
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    I'm more of a city guy when it comes to dressing. I don't like the skinny fit goth/indie/emo look, so I've always relied on bootcuts. But something just came across my mind: is this cut out of style nowadays? Should I update to straight fit (or, gulp, skinny fit) to stay current? If bootcuts are still in, then should there be a move to a more subtle bootcut, rather than an obvious flare?

    I mostly work in a "laid back" corporate environment. So people wear jeans and a button down, but they tuck in their shirts (something I can't get myself to do).

    What do you think: to bootcut, or not to bootcut?


    Why are you so worried about what's in style? What are you, a girl?
     
  7. Robert

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    Yes it was, and yes it still is. Just depends on your body type and the subtlety of the flare. 5EP bootcuts are great. Most people do best with straight legs though.


    Ugh, no. I say no, under any and all circumstances.
     
  8. uhurit

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    look for jeans with a "small" bootcut, if you must have a bootcut at all. Flares look ridiculous
     
  9. dusty

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    Ugh, no. I say no, under any and all circumstances.
    That's fine but I'd imagine the guy is looking for evenhanded advice rather than personal affectations.
     
  10. JustinW

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    Boot cut with real boots and the whole 70s enchilada isn't a bad look, if that is really your thing (and not too obviously an affectation) and if you can pull it off. Also, I think bootcut can look good on women.

    For the rest of us, I think it is a rather unflattering cut. There's plenty of options aside from skinny jeans and flares!
     
  11. unknown00

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    before this year, i've always worn bootcut. never anything else. now i'm planning to go with straight fit only
     
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    That's fine but I'd imagine the guy is looking for evenhanded advice rather than personal affectations.

    Personal affections? Not from me, he's not. Unless he's really cute.
     
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    Zac Efron never rocked the bootcut. You fail sir.
     
  14. dusty

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    Personal affections?

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    I don't support a bootcut greater than on a pair of Levi's 517s.
     
  17. JonHecht

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    The problem isn't that it's a joke. The problem is that it's too obvious.
     
  18. AR_Six

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    I'm wearing RRDS as we speak. And as you should be aware, my clothing decisions determine what is or isn't in style.
     
  19. stylesmurf

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    before this year, i've always worn bootcut. never anything else. now i'm planning to go with straight fit only

    haha.. me too.
    Also, most men's bootcut jeans are really more straight cut or straight cut with only a very slightly larger hem anyway that look more or less straight.

    Bootcuts and flares can look great on women. IMO they don't look great on men, but I don't think it's necessary to be too critical of others who like it. The same could be said of tight slim jeans or stacking... it's a matter of taste and individuality should be encouraged to some extent, not crucified.
     
  20. Nosu3

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    Do you wear boots with the bootcut? Don't see any other reason for bootcut.
     

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