- Apr 10, 2011
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At the moment, I mostly wear a blue Lee trucker jacket with tan RRL jeans. Not the type to tuck my jeans into my boots, so I agree that the shaft would mostly stay covered when I'm standing. That said, I have a pair of cheap cowboy boots right now that I enjoy wearing (and wear with that Lee trucker and RRL jeans). When I sit down, a bit of the shaft is exposed. In my mind, the cactus boots don't aren't coherent with that type of look, but I'm open to seeing other styles and outfits online.I guess a question is how do you plan to wear them? For me whenever I wear boots anymore it’s 90% of the time with denim and pants over top 100% of the time - never with my jeans tucked into my boots. It was the same back when I had more pairs and wore them much more often and lived out west. My jeans typically cover most of the shaft and riding up a bit wasn’t really a concern. Agree the cactus boots look cool - the way I pair mine allows me be a little more playful with the shaft and not worry about it too much because it was there for me. I treated it like the lining of my jacket. It can be as crazy or simple as I want and to most of the world it isn’t there. If I wore it with tailoring then yeah when I sit my trouser leg definitely slides up the shaft and I end up with a few inches of the shaft exposed.
In my mind, these boots below are maybe more interesting than the JB Hill boots I posted above, while still creating a coherent and pleasing outfit. But I'm fairly new to this aesthetic and still trying to figure out my tastes.
Also open to getting different pants, shirts, and jackets. So I'm not particularly wedded to one specific look.
Kind of worried about elaborately decorated cowboy boots evoking the "crazy socks" look, hence my question. But also open to the idea that they might look really cool in certain outfits without being that "zany guy."Most of the time, I see the pants worn over the boots so the decoration really doesn't matter too much. Only time this shows up for men is when sitting down like you mentioned. It's sort of like how the crazy socks was a thing a few years ago. No one really notices until you sit down or purposely try to show them off. As long as the bottom boot fits your style and aesthetics, it really doesn't matter.