Is it ever ok for men to tuck pants in boots?

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  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    If it will save my pants (especially dress or suit pants) in bad weather, I will do it whether anyone approves of it or not.
    A lot of fashion was borne out of necessity so don't be arfraid to be practical.
     


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    If you're 6'4" and about 140 pounds then maybe you can pull it off.
     


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  4. Xenon

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    If it will save my pants (especially dress or suit pants) in bad weather, I will do it whether anyone approves of it or not.
    A lot of fashion was borne out of necessity so don't be arfraid to be practical.


    Absolutely!

    I live in Monreal and winter is foul and down right disgusting on pants yet I walk more than 4 miles a day in that crap. My boots are too short to tuck but I wear pant protectors like you see bicycle messengers wear. These go up to my knees and completely protects my pants. They are not fool proof though if you step in deep slush, so my next footwear commision will be boots with a shank that go up to my knees. These will be like a trench boot and will be for the struct purpose of tucking my pants in winter - always.
     


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    This used to be the done thing for menswear, until trousers stopped being form fitting and men stopped wearing riding boots with their good clothes. They even came with stirrups to go over the feet so they wouldn't ride up.

    Nowadays, it's purely for practicality.
     


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    Only if it's done for a functional reason, which means VERY rarely. Outside of the military context, men should only do it when the weather is so awful that they don't mind looking like idiots.
     


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    Absolutely!

    I live in Monreal and winter is foul and down right disgusting on pants yet I walk more than 4 miles a day in that crap. My boots are too short to tuck but I wear pant protectors like you see bicycle messengers wear. These go up to my knees and completely protects my pants. They are not fool proof though if you step in deep slush, so my next footwear commision will be boots with a shank that go up to my knees. These will be like a trench boot and will be for the struct purpose of tucking my pants in winter - always.


    to the knee is a bit excessive, don't ya think?
     


  8. Makeshift_Robot

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    Boot tuck is really tough to do well, and if you're only wearing ankle boots it would look a little ridiculous most of the time. There's a reason a lot of designers use it right now though, it adds a really refreshing break and curve to the silhouette when done well.

    Really it's one of those things... if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't.

    Except for when it's a blizzard or something.
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Boot tuck is really tough to do well, and if you're only wearing ankle boots it would look a little ridiculous most of the time. There's a reason a lot of designers use it right now though, it adds a really refreshing break and curve to the silhouette when done well.

    Really it's one of those things... if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't.

    Except for when it's a blizzard or something.


    The thing I hate most about it is the break. I feel like it makes most pants billowy and they don't hang properly. Today, I tried something different. I cuffed up my pants so the cuff was about the height of my mid calf boots. It helped a bit with the drape, but I was getting a draft up my pant legs, which made me cold and shrivelled my balls. I say it is a lost cause really. I think I might just quit my job so I don't have to go out. I will start looking for a new one in May when this snow in NYC finally clears.
     


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    Only if it's done for a functional reason, which means VERY rarely. Outside of the military context, men should only do it when the weather is so awful that they don't mind looking like idiots.

    It depends how its done. In the 20th century military context it looked real good. I have always liked that cavalry/trench warfare look and have no hesitation bringing it out of the military context.

    I have also stopped counting the amount of folks at street corners asking me where they could purchase the pant protectors I wear which certainly don't look as nice/neat as a proper trench/cavalry boot. Just let form follow function

    Of course if you are self conscious or unsure then it will be a total disaster.
     


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    If you are in a blizzard and do not want to get snow on your pants.
    If you are cleaning out a stable and do not want to get hose shit on your pants.
    If you are this guy:
    [​IMG]
     


  12. Xenon

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    to the knee is a bit excessive, don't ya think?

    No since my overcoat goes to my knees it wouldn't look as clean if there was some loose pant showing. But more importantly there is still some salt stains at the bottom of my overcoat and if the pants were exposed stain would accumulate there.
     


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    No, absolutely not. Not once. Not ever.

    Enjoy cold, soaking wet pants from the knee down all day.
     


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    Yesterday, after 18" of snow, absolutely.
     


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    If you are this guy:
    [​IMG]


    one of the worst tucks i've ever seen.
     


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