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  1. Mr Essentialist

    November 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Time to break-out the old Timberlands!

  2. irene

    November 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    they are so “fashionable” right now, but I honestly don’t understand why.
    I like only a few.

  3. Oscar Marquez

    November 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Awesome & very interesting point of view.

  4. Sevan

    November 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Nice coats, but working boots with a skirt ? No.

  5. Laura

    November 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t really like work boots, but I like how they styled it!

  6. Stamina

    November 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Love this kind of boots! I’ve already took my sisters’ work boots from 90′s out of the colset, literally!


    November 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    yes, I like it :)

  8. K. Sloan

    November 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Ummm….not so much.

    • Rene

      August 15, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Yuck, go pave a road!! Lol


    November 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  10. Oh, play it louder!!

    November 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I love the outfit on the left! Kurt Cobain would be proud! haha

    See you

  11. Margherita

    November 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Loving the woman on the left!

  12. Vanessa

    November 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Love it! Desert boots are my jam.

  13. Andy

    November 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    The outfit in pic 1 looks really nice and comfy, but the girl in pic 2 just looks sloppy,and not in a nice “sprezzatura” sorta way. Kind of reminds me of Elaine’s style from Seinfeld.

  14. Lelli Family

    November 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’m not so sure that boots reflect my style but I like the outfit of woman in first pic!

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  15. Stephanie

    November 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Definitely something I wouldn’t be able to pull off. Love it though!


  16. Hazel

    November 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    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.

    • Rene

      August 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Love it!! Gender Bending lol a new term I am for sure using this one, & yes I agree

  17. Fitzgerald

    November 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Right: No
    Left: Yes


    November 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  19. Denisa

    November 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Sometimes it is good. I like it. Have a nice day.

  20. Taylor (The Wearist)

    November 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Chic constructionist. Very cool and effortless. Wonderful speech last night, thank you for being so inspiring!


  21. Sara

    November 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  22. Ingeborg

    November 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    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.

  23. muna

    November 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    sooo girlish and rad!

  24. Nico

    November 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  25. Juanita

    November 28, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This is a great boot if you are super feminine – otherwise it can be a bit of a minefield. I won’t be trying it! xxx These girls look great!

  26. MaricruzLA

    November 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Really nice options as always xx

  27. Liz

    November 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I’m down for some Timberlands!

  28. kitchen afternoon

    November 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    not, but then again In college I spent summers in Alaska.

  29. silvia

    November 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I have been wanting to buy a pair of timberland boots for a few years but I was undecided… now I think yes!

  30. hazel

    November 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    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.

    • Alyssa | The Sartorialist

      November 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      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.

      • hazel

        November 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        … and I can tell you from personal experience it does work very well.

    • Rene

      August 15, 2015 at 10:43 pm

      Hazel love this response! !!

  31. Angelina

    November 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I don’t think I could pull them off, but these two do perfectly!

  32. Jennifer

    November 28, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I just got some combat boots, so I guess I am :p

    xo Jennifer

  33. Rhoda Wong

    November 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    am really attracted to grungy boots with feminine pieces!

  34. Aga's suitcase

    November 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Cool boots!

    Check my new post

  35. Pampelmusea

    November 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    No more Timberlands, please. Oh so ugly and chunky.

  36. Molly

    November 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    The women in downtown Reykjavik all wear timbaland work boots so well! Reminds me of this post

  37. marco.m

    November 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    left timberlands= out right red wings= a piece of american history

  38. Div

    November 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm


  39. ED

    November 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    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?

  40. erika

    November 28, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I like number 2 however I personally prefer combat boots ( doc martens, paratrooper boots ) or a sort of schoolboy boot look to these.

  41. Monsieur Marcel

    November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    On women–much hotter, to me, when used for actual work, e.g…sculpting, painting, woodworking, landscaping, gardening.

  42. Sissa

    November 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I like the coats more than the boots, but the woman in the second photo– her boots are something I’d wear and her whole outfit is something I’d dream about wearing but couldn’t pull off in reality.

  43. Kristin

    November 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Ummm NOO me gusta to the work boot!

    • Sissa

      November 29, 2012 at 10:00 am


  44. Iliyana

    November 29, 2012 at 12:13 am

    they are really comfi!

  45. une chatte grise

    November 29, 2012 at 1:33 am

    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.

  46. Gian Luca M

    November 29, 2012 at 3:05 am

    I dont like

    Gian Luca M

  47. michael

    November 29, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Neither of these look very good to me. For women and work boots look no further than Patti Smith! Now she has style and shabby chic in abundance . . .

  48. Eva

    November 29, 2012 at 4:19 am

    I really like working boots, but especially worn with some jeans like on photo one!

  49. Irena Bozhilova

    November 29, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Love the look! Wolverine do the best boots for this trend: rugged and elegant at the same time (

  50. Joy

    November 29, 2012 at 5:19 am

    No to the red ones, yes to the others! I’m inspired!

  51. Anastasia Coppola

    November 29, 2012 at 5:24 am

    il tempo impiegato ad splorare il tuo blog non è mai tempo sprecato !!!! :)

  52. Anastasia Coppola

    November 29, 2012 at 5:25 am

    il tempo impiegato ad esplorare il tuo blog non è mai tempo sprecato !!!! :)

  53. Aloisa

    November 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

    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?)

  54. Pi

    November 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

    When my granma used to sigh and roll her eyes at the boots I’d always ask “What!? You can dress ‘em up or down!”

    Thank you Scott!

  55. Cynthia

    November 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I saw the timbs coming out of the woodwork online and wondering if it will be a lasting trend or a short, somewhat kitschy fad. Thoughts?

  56. Nomadic D

    November 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I have a pair of classic Carolina Loggers that I am in love with and have been for years. As far as I’m concerned, they never get old, style-wise I mean.

  57. Fleurdamour

    November 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Love the dress and boots! Great coat, too.

  58. Anita

    November 30, 2012 at 10:00 am

    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.

  59. Amaia

    November 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Everyone has got a pair of Timberland boots in London this year! I don’t know how it happened! But apparently they are super comfortable and warm.

  60. Brandis

    November 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I would say if you are thinking about work boots for women… DON’T! (unless you actually need them for work.)

  61. venezia

    December 1, 2012 at 2:58 am

    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.

  62. Erich

    December 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

    nice red wings

  63. Haley S. Comet

    December 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Very sensible!

  64. jaj

    December 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Love LL Bean original hunter boots.

  65. working shoes

    May 28, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Really I like it. They look amazing. Specially the camel colour one. loved it.

  66. Heather

    June 30, 2013 at 2:20 am

    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.

  67. Rene

    August 15, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Can’t stand this look, would never wear, but to each his own most guys I have asked can’t stand it on woman

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