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Combat/Lace-up Boots...how to rock the "jeans tucked-in" look

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So for those of you who've ever rocked this look (I think Ryan and Chris come to recent memory)...how do you pull of the look without looking like a dweeb? Do you leave the laces untied at the top so it looks kind of sloppy? Do you lace them all the way up Romper Stomper style? Give some pic examples if appropriate...
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I think it all depends on what you wear up top, ie formal or casual street wear

If I am wearing fitted jeans and a fitted v-neck or sweater, I always wear them tucked in

If I have a tank top on or something with a heavily distressed/worn theme, I leave them more loosely tied

Really its in the attitude when you wear things that may seem a bit imposing.

If you walk like you own that shit, it works for you. If you walk around nervous and with your head down, it looks almost like your trying to hard if that makes any sense. The type of boot ( brand name) makes a big difference on how your look is perceived by both yourself and others I find

Rick Owens makes some amazing combat boots, as does Wings and Horns ( ie Dayton boot co) Mine are Dolce and Gabbanas, and I love them to death

But slap on a pair of cheepies and your look doesnt come across nearly as well IMO. A good pair of combat style boots are a good buy, as they will always be around if you get a classic looking pair
post #3 of 7
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So if you leave the laces untied, should they be shorter laces or do you tie them up somehow on each side so that they don't get thrashed on the ground while you walk? The laces on my boots are a bit longer so I'm not quite sure what to do with them if I leave them undone at the top.

Do you happen to own any side zip boots, CUTUP? I have one pair of Donald J. Pliners that are more akin to a Motorcycle boot but I find them very difficult to match with my outfits...they come up to about my mid-calf. I suspect a dressier look goes better with those for maybe a more fall/winter outfit?
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So if you leave the laces untied, should they be shorter laces
I find all combat boots tend to come with fairly long laces, with a lot of extra slack. With my D&Gs you can probably wrap around the top of the boot twice with all the extra lace.

I would keep them long and just tie them loosely, let the tongue of the boot hang out if your going for a more relaxed look

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Do you happen to own any side zip boots
Yeah I got a really nice pair of J Lindeburg's from GoldenRatio1.6. I am not a fan of him per-se but the build quality was excellent as was the style

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I suspect a dressier look goes better with those for maybe a more fall/winter outfit?
I agree to a point, layering and looking more classy is usually reserved for the winter and fall, as the summer kind of makes it hard to layer. If your using sheers or light weight gear you can still pull off a classier look in the spring IMO

I dont really like the tucking in of the pants look unless the boot is high, I detest the use of ankle boots ( or around that height) being used to tuck into, just personal opinion I guess as I find it looks rather affeminate on a guy
post #5 of 7
If I may...
Taking from my WAYWT posts-

~Some boots NEED to be tucked, most boots with wider upper shaft, including many combat styles, especially those with side zip in addition to the laces.
Rick Owens with tuck


~Others can go both ways, as Cutup mentioned it depends on the way you lace them and the overall look of the outfit.
Margiela with tuck- Like above looks but with a different boot- A little more rugged/slubby/grunge..


Margiela without tuck- A little more casual


Sorry my pics arent that great, but hopefully the visual helps.
post #6 of 7
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Thanks, Pseudonym! The pics definitely help. Do the laces on your boots need to be a little longer to wrap around and tie or do you just let them hang down without tying?
post #7 of 7
A pair of R.O's and Margiela...

Not to mention the Lanvins you have been getting rid of, not high end enough for you ?

I love those R.O combat boots, they are serious classics
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