We’re talking about “style” here–not work! I know that guys who work on ranches wear boots like these. (In fact, I’m wearing Justin Lacers from Cavender’s today–under a long skirt.) Pointed toes & higher heels are functional if you’re actually riding–not so good if you’re driving a pickup & walking. (These gems might be worn outside the pants; for me, they are Yet Another Reason To Remain Urban!)
And, never fear, it’s not that I want to tuck jeans into my boots (Seriously, I’d look one of those prehistoric fat mama carvingswith little pegs for feet if I did that), I want to wear them under skirts, with or without leggings for warmth.
(And yes, I know skirts with boots are a major fashionista landmine right now, but I’m old enough to not give a shit. *I *like the look, therefore I’m pursuing it.)
Actually, I think we stand a better chance of making cowboy boots and cargo shorts fashionable than we do bringing back trousers tucked into boots. I already see a fair number of guys wearing workboots and hiking boots with shorts during the warm months.
But if you look more closely, you’ll see that many of them aren’t actually actually wearable outdoors.
Some have thin little soles that can barely be worn on dry pavement on a warm day, much less in snow. Some of them will be ruined if they get anywhere near water in any of its forms (much less snow mixed with salt) and water scoffs at leather protector. Some of them are just too silly looking to wear and no one pulls them off with the panache you seem to be seeking.
Women’s tall boots are one of those things that are brilliant in theory but not so much in practice.
One thing that has to happen is that most of us guys would need to stop wearing such baggy trousers or jeans. Personally, I don’t…I always hated baggy clothes and when everything ballooned out ca. 1990 I refused to go along with it. I think the jeans in boots look is great on women. I can’t judge fairly with regard to my fellow men, because once a style becomes associated with women only, one tends to be prejudiced against it for men.
I think knee-high boots would be more comfortable in cold weather even if worn inside one’s trousers.
Where could you have moved to that it’s too warm to wear jeans most of the year? I live in L.A. but would not be comfortable in any kind of shorts for most of the year; hence jeans are my default the year round.
I generally tuck my jeans into my ‘muck boots,’ it’s kind of the point. And I’ve worn those a lot with little excuse.
Then again, years of street bicycling made me unfond of pantaloons flapping about the ankles (to catch in the gears). The California roll was a revelation, & I’ll blouse my pants into my Chuck Taylors if it keeps them out of trouble.
This amuses me. Jackboots may be the coolest thing the Nazis had going for them. They even have a cool name. If the Nazis couldn’t ruin the rep of bureaucracy, mysticism, or armored military vehicles, why ruin jackboots?
I like the idea. Seeing men’s pants tucked into ankle high shoes is just odd - looks like your pants got stuck! Why can’t we wear calf high leather boots - flats are just fine! Alot of the sci-fi, romance & vampire book covers show men wearing boots - lets shake up the fashion world a little and get out of the low quarters, sneakers, clunky boots and live it up a little! Men’s fashion is boring enough!
In my impetuous youth I ruined many a pair of nice leather boots on Toronto’s slushy, snowy winter streets in the name of fashion. Now with the wisdom and indifference of age, I wear ugly, sensible, waterproof Muck boots with my pants tucked in and don’t care how it looks. My feet are warm, dry and comfortable.
Anything else besides snowmobiling boots will come across looking like a chick. Unless it’s those Conan the Barbarian type boots, and I don’t see those getting popular anytime soon unless we get to carry swords.
You and my boyfriend think alike. He wants tall, black leather boots (yes, like in the Nazi uniforms. To be fair, though, I don’t think it’s so much a Nazi thing as it is a mid-20th century European thing). We cannot find them anywhere. Get on that shit, fashion designers.
Though I suppose it might be a titch awkward for Hugo Boss to sell them.