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Boots?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Charles Rogers, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Charles Rogers

    Charles Rogers Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what boots are your favorites? What do you rock? I am also looking for some nice ones, not timbs, not cowboy, but something more along these lines: [​IMG] I really want leather, not rubber soles though.
     
  2. Bergdorf Goodwill

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    I have some Bally boots, one pair of really nice brown leather ones I've been unable to figure out the make of (bought at consignment place), a pair of Mezlan boots that are typically mistaken for being more expensive than they were, and a bunch of pairs of really shitty ass boots I bought at thrift stores for $.50 to $5.00 that look fine when properly polished and tended to and are good for rainy day or workhorse wear. I'd have nicer stuff if I wasn't hopelessly broke and half-starved. I advise going to a thrift store and copping some rocker dad's castoffs from when he thought he was Paul McCartney for a minute.
     
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    Looks like a bootie with elastic gores at the sides. Are you talking about the brown pair?
     
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    I have a pair of RL Bierley boots (brown, "waxy" leather, side gores, rubber sole) that I wear with jeans a lot. There's also something to be said for old doc martens. Maybe Frye boots would fit your specs. My gf has a pair, though she does not own a motorcycle. They look really good once they're broken in and a little busted. I think they have combination leather/rubber soles, but none of the heavy lugs I think you're trying to avoid. Of course, orbitingio has a good point that a thrift store is a great place to find boots, long as you're comfortable walking in a dead man's shoes.
     
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    John Varvatos boots look really good with jeans. The second pair that Brian posted are especially good. Other companies making very masculine looking boots are Dries van Noten and Costume National (my personal favorite - Varvatos is a close second.) Just make sure that the leather is either napped (and not that glove soft suede crap) waxed, or distressed leather.
     
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    Please dont tuck your jeans in your boots.
     
  15. johnapril

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    Oui .

    Marc Guyot does the same with slightly different buttons and leathers.
     
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    Yes, I would definitely not tuck them into boots. You have to be very confident or into a particular style to look good with it. It's one of those things, if you have to ask, it just won't work for you. The second boots do look the best, I agree.
     
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    Unless you are a policeman (in which case I'll cross the street now) do not tuck your pants into your boots.

    God, I hate cops.
     
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    Whenever I wear boots, I rock the straight up black doc martens. Something about the way the heal is constructed (very narrow) makes those boots look awesome. Been wearing docs since I was 15 and had my first job as a gas station attendant. They just stuck with me and I won't wear another pair of boots. Of course, most of the time I don't wear boots, so...
     
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    (johnapril @ April 25 2005,10:41) Paris: [​IMG]
    God...those are freakin hideous...
    They're very costumey. It makes me think of a revival of "Oaklahoma," or "Pygmalion" or something.
     

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