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Men and boots. What do you think?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by modernaRRL, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. modernaRRL

    modernaRRL Member

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  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Ah.... I wouldn't wear those unless I had a platted goatie, rode a Hog and made meth in my bath tub... Terminator 2 anyone??

    I think the majority of members here will steer you towards more "shoe-like" boots; ankle boots are a favourite. You might check out the thread on RM Williams boots - they are considered by many members to be a popular, stylish boot.
     
  3. Nexus6

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    Boots Rule!

    It just so happens that I am wearing my old Kodiaks
    that I recently custom dyed.
    Pants fall just inside the tops naturally.




    The link you posted
    Nice boots!
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Boots Rule!

    It just so happens that I am wearing my old Kodiaks
    that I recently custom dyed.
    Pants fall just inside the tops naturally.




    The link you posted
    Nice boots!


    When I was in high-school, this was part of the "stoner" uniform, along with jeans and plaid shirts ("lumberjack jackets"; "Kenora dinner jackets")
     
  6. Cary Grant

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    I stand corrected

    chuckle- no... you were right.
     
  7. JayJay

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    I like and wear both ankle and high boots; however, I don't like the boots in the link.
     
  8. Steve Smith

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    I have no problem with boots, but those are just goofy. Those buckles serve no purpose other than decoration.
     
  9. Cary Grant

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    I have no problem with boots, but those are just goofy. Those buckles serve no purpose other than decoration.

    I agree they're goofy... but those buckles look far more functional than sham buttons on a suit.
     
  10. Eagle

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    I wear boots on a fairly frequent basis...western, Chelsea, dress lace-ups, even two pair of (heavy duty) Wescos that I wore riding the bike...but, as others have observed, I wouldn't wear those. They seem a bit too much like a costume! [​IMG]
     
  11. Dr Huh?

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    I wear black leather ankle boots. Buying them was probably the best recent purchase I made as we had quite a lot of snow this winter. I don't tuck my jeans into them. I like them because they're not too heavy and look very simple and casual. If you were to see me where them you might think for a moment that I was wearing dress shoes.
     
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    boots are great. I do think those ones you posted are terrible though. Also when looking for men's boots I would always stay away from zippers(I know those ones don't have then) I just think Zippers belong on womens boots and should stay there. I tend to find elastic pretty bad as well...
     
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    boots are great. I do think those ones you posted are terrible though. Also when looking for men's boots I would always stay away from zippers(I know those ones don't have then) I just think Zippers belong on womens boots and should stay there. I tend to find elastic pretty bad as well...

    +1, add lacing to the mix. Oh and anything that's a slip is for fairies only.
     
  14. Crane's

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    Those boots remind me of motocross boots. I suppose they would be good for protecting your lower legs on hot days when full leathers or chaps are a no go. To be truly functional though you would have to lose the leather soles. They're just to slick on the street.

    Now as far as boots go I wear them more than any other footwear. On any given day I might be wearing ropers, classic cowboy boots, 6 and 8 inch construction/hunting boots and occasionally knee high waterproof snake boots. Eventually I'll get a pair of dress boots from Alden and then I'll be ready for anything boot wise.
     
  15. litho

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    arn't they more for musicians / rockers than people lurking around a mens clothing style forum?
     
  16. TheWraith

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    I love a good pair of chelsea boots.
     
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    that looks like part of the edward scissorhands outfit, sorry
     
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    Wow, As a motorcyclist, (07 BMW K 1200 GT) I have to say that there is a good deal of bias here that happens to be, well, let's say not well-founded. [​IMG] I have about 4 pairs of boots for riding, plus these I just bought.

    http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?YOOX=TR...52_70_15_UW_70 . They are a more reserved version of the three buckles you showed, and they are in chestnut, which happens to be the color of one set of my motorcycle leathers. And those buckles and the clever Velcro strip behind them function perfectly to accommodate my slim ankles and meaty calves. Yoox described tham as "Combat" boots, despite the motorcycle description right on the box.

    I have dedicated motorcycle boots (tall and ankle, and while all are reserved in outward design (no flames or conches) they are high-tech safety and comfort inside).

    For street wear, I have a couple pairs of old, Danners and Orvis/Russell Moccasin field boots, plus rather reserved cowboy boots, a wonderful pair of Maison Martin Mageila jodphur boots (with straps) that are tres Hermes,
    http://www.yoox.com/item.asp?sec=1&Y...=sr_shoesmen80

    and most recently, a pair of Trickers ankle boots in bright tan scotch grain with a sneaker-style toe (very interesting crossover design that cuts the formality of a boot). http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/TRICKE...P/sts/sr_men80 Much thanks goes to Yoox for these Trickers and MMM.

    All this in spite of a very high instep, so I have to be really careful choosing styles that fit and breaking them in--once I get them on! I am fortunate to have have found the Trickers 5 last and the MMMs fit like fine glove.
     
  19. fuji

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    I bought a pair of black chelsea boots last week and they are slowly becoming one of my favourite pairs of shoes.
     
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    I bought a pair of black chelsea boots last week and they are slowly becoming one of my favourite pairs of shoes.

    I can say the same about my pair, fuji.
     

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