Interesting! The lady on the right is doing work boots in a very cute way, and has chosen boots with clean classy lines & matchy bag. But there is no way to do cute with the boots the chick on the lest is sporting. Her look is in your face, more about gender bending.
The kind of boots the woman in the right picture is wearing, has been extremely popular here in Denmark the past couple of winter seasons. They have even appeared on the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week FW12. I believe she is wearing Wolverine’s ‘Apprentice’ model.
After thinking about it a bit, the left-hand girl may be a looker who does not feel like getting hit on by the more traditional, boring type of guys today. She might be tired of seeing guys drool. By dressing that way, she “weeds out” the guys & only the more confident ones will dare approach her.
I’m so glad you verbalized this – someone else (I wish I could remember who!) was quoted saying she dressed the way she did to weed out the typical men who wouldn’t understand it. She wanted the more interesting, intellectual guy.
Sad, though, that so many photos on The Sartorialist are of women staring at their phones. Not Scott”s fault, of course, only reflecting the world. But why dress up if no one’s looking at anything but their phones?
Work & other seriously rugged boots are the bee’s knees. Timberlands, Cats, Red Wings, Docs, Fryes… love ‘em all. (I don’t think I’d wear Wolverines with a skirt, but Carolina pole climbers? Red Wing Engineers? Hell yeah.) Boots do, however, need to show some serious wear to look good. Otherwise they just look posey.
I think the red ones would look kinda cool and interesting on almost anyone. The ones on the left are only great on these lucky girls who look good and edgy in absolutely anything. If you are not one of these – I’m not – it might look like someone really out of date like they’ve been wearing them since the 90s (that’s my take from UK, not sure about US – were the left ones as ubiquitous over there in the 90s as here?)
HI ! writing to you from Siena, Italy. A city where Timberlands are a winter uniform staple. Maybe in other parts of the world she looks original but in my city.. she looks like everyone else.. a clone.
i love the right “red wing”style.she is lovely feminine and doesn`t have to worry cold feet or rain.and she is looking very cool,strong and sweet,feminine at the same time.
very natural and very interesting.
I wear mostly work boots or combat boots – I wear them because they are comfortable and functional – I can literally do anything in them or go anywhere. I know they aren’t exactly a fashion statement, but in day to day wear I am not really into that anyway. And also, I love my boots, they make me feel secure and prepared. Anytime I’m wearing anything else – heels or flat, even sneakers, I feel so naked and unprepared.