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ankle boots.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MilanoStyle, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Should a man own a nice pair of ankle boots? If so, why?

    Thanks
     


  2. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Because there's only one answer to the question, "what's sexier, leather or sock?"
     


  3. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Sleek. Intimidating. Yes.
     


  4. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Yup! I own several. Also a beat up pair is great as a throwback to the beat /psychadelic generation. Hep cat.
     


  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    I own ankle boots in black by Lobb, in brown by Zegna Fatte a Mano and they are my prefered footwear with jeans. Women have complimented as the look is a nice balance between a confident, rugged look yet still refined.

    Highly recommended and preferred.
     


  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I like ankle boots, and wear them with suits.
     


  7. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    I'll second the compliments aspect. They'll set you apart, but not in some garish attention-whore sort of way.
     


  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Of course. They can look sleek and elegant (and different without being showy).
     


  9. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like ankle boots, and wear them with suits.

    I've done this too, for casual occasions. But what I like best about them is how versatile they are.
     


  10. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I own only one pair of chelsea boots and I'm surprised by how often I wear them (it seems like 3 times a week). They've become go-to shoes and now I need more.
     


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    Durden Well-Known Member

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    i love anything like these: click! [​IMG] its just that the colour of them makes them a little more casual. i also think some of the D&G and Dsquared boots look good
     


  12. darkoak

    darkoak Senior member

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    are you the shooman?
     


  13. Durden

    Durden Well-Known Member

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    you inspired me to a very cool nickname

    actually i am the (wait for it)




























    Shoogyman






    it wasnt that funny after i typed it[​IMG]
     


  14. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    My $.02 (and that's about all it's worth):

    Chukkas? Yes, love 'em! Chelseas? Yes, but I've never owned any. Jodpurs, maybe. Others, perhaps, but probably not. I know that some of the shoe mavens of these fora do like ankle-high lace-ups with "dress shoe" styling and construction, but they're not my taste. Such footgear impressed me as "retro" and "old-mannish" back when I first began to take an interest in such matters about 50 years ago, and I've never seen fit to change my opinion in the passage of a half-century.

    Ankle-high laceup boots are fine in the role of outdoor boots or work boots, of course.
     


  15. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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