Tag Archives: Boots

WAYWT: 3/25/2011

Wayfarer.
Perfecto.
Shirt.
Pleated Slacks.
Boots.

Target “Do You Wanna Americana” Overalls.
“Chambray” Shirt w/ Floral Trim.
Engineer Boots.

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Wardrobe Staples For The Fellas: Footwear

No, not talking about any canvas sneakers today. While I do love me a good pair of Converse, Vans, PF FLyers, and Nikes, there’s a point in every mans life where you’ve gotta dig down deep and get some man shoes. I’m not saying Vans aren’t mascuiline… But nothing is more mascuiline than some good leather boots.

Now, I’m not hardcore into boots as some cats are. As much as I wish I could have one pair of boots this guy has and the knowledge of boots like this guy knows, I just can’t afford that at the moment! Someday my friends… Someday…

One thing I’ve learned to love about boots, is that once you find that one pair of boots, those boots will go to hell and back with you. I’ve had boots since I was a kid. Back then, I hated it. Why was I the only kid in boots? But as you get older, you’ll learn to appreciate boots… Plus, I was able to kick the kickball further than anyone, in my steel toes… So why not…

Just like denim, they’ll form and fit your every single needs. Much better than a woman… JUST KIDDING LADIES! But you know you agree to a certain degree!

Now, once you find the right boot, hopefully you get em new. Why? Because with every good boot, the break in period is the hardest period. And that’s what makes it that much more worth it.

You’ll be walking (seemingly) like to hell and back with your brand new boots. It’ll be the worst feeling you’ll have to deal with, next to knicking yourself while shaving your, you know where. The boots will be stiff and hard (giggity.) So you’ll really need to put the miles in these fuckers before you get comfortable! And I literally mean, MILES!

When I first got my motorcycle boots off of eBay, I literally would walk miles on end in em to break em in. All last summer I wore em walking to and fro my lady’s work. In the hot sun, steel toes weren’t exactly choice. But, in order for the boots to become comfortable, you really gotta put-up-or-shut-up.

The boots were cheap as hell, kind of clunky due to the steel toe, but man… After they broke in and “drooped” down a bit, was I feelin’ cool. Let’s just say, I also looked cool. At least my lady thought so… When you break in a boot that’s 11″ or so, they’ll slouch a bit and not look so stiff. And man, that’s one thing what makes boots look cool. You can tell a good has been worn when they no longer stick up like… Well, you get the picture…

Here’s a line up of some of my boots…

From left to right:

The boots on the far left are some random boots I bought off of eBay. They were used, but damn are they comfortable. They look just like Doc Martens, but without the rounded toe. Which is cool for me, because Docs can look clunky as fuck on some folks.

The motorcycle boots next to em were another random eBay score. Cheap, simple, and got the job done. I used these to help my lady’s dad move. And that’s when I can say steel toe boots come in fuckin handy! I didn’t break any toes that day!

Next up, are some Eastland moc-toe boots. Now, these haven’t seen much action. I think they’re too fuckin pretty.  Yes, I said it, pretty. So what, I think these are some good lookin’ boots, wanna fight about it? The sole on these are soft as fuck. Since they don’t have leather or faux leather soles, they didn’t need any break in period to get comfortable. These are definitely one of my favorite boots and easily one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I’ve ever worn. Out of the box and then some.

Lastly, a boot that I’m going to go into slight detail, are my latest editions… My Red Wing Beckmans. Red Wings, are classic boots, that are amazing. You’ll definitely be going through the break in period with these, and trust me… It’s all worth it man.

I’ve been wearing these boots exclusively since Christmas. During the short time, they’ve already gotten so much character. From the leather on the soles aging to a much nicer, darker color, to the creases all over the boot. These are easily my favorite boots.

Being one of the few boots by Red Wing that are still made in America, these are definitely one that folks of all sorts should look into.

One reason why I say a good pair of boots is a staple, is because when you go out with your lady, even if it’s to movie and a dinner, you gotta spruce it up fellas. When you and your lady make an outting, she’s gonna probably wear heels, right? You gotta compliment her, by dressing as presentable as she is. Why not get your grown-man-on and throw on a pair of boots. Much more casual than your special occassion wingtips and can easily be pulled off with jeans or slacks. Trust me, people won’t be lookin’ at you like you’re a slob, while your lady looks all pretty like. It’s something people most definitely notice.

So do yourself a favor and go out and get yourself a solid pair of boots fellas! There’s absolutely no reason why a man shouldn’t have a good solid pair of leather boots to accent his mascuilinity. Your lady will love it, your feet will love it, and you’ll love em as soon as the blisters heal up. After you’ve had em for a while, you’ll learn to really appreciate good pair of boots. And that’s something every man needs…

Some good, fuckin, boots…

WAYWT: 2/11/2011


Sweet Georgia Brown
GAP Denim Shirt
Strike Gold
Red Wing

WAYWT/Schott Perfecto Fit

Todays weather gave me a perfect excuse to wear this jacket out ASAFP, and to take a WAYWT pic.

My hair doesn’t even look like a pomp in this pic. Fuck.

Schott Perfecto
Black Shirt
Levis 501
MdG Boots (I thought my other engineer boots would’ve been a bit “overkill” for the first wear out. Not like it made a difference, people looked at me like I was a ghost.)
DAX + Sweet Georgia Brown mix. Had a lot of volume in the front. And why did I chose to take a rear view pic? I don’t know.

The baby and the lady had to get in the mix too.

For those who do/do not know, Schott Perfectos… Or any motorcycle jacket for that matter. Fit short. Think about it. They’re designed to be used on a motorcycle. You wouldn’t want this jacket to be long, or else you’d be sitting on bunched up leather. How comfortable would that feel? Not very.
So by nature, these are short jackets. No, this isn’t small on me, and I settled for it just because. They’re just made that way, so deal with it. I appreciate that look, so fuck it.

And in respect, you have to wear jeans/pants that have a decent rise to em. Anything low rise, you’re lower back would be cold as ice by the time you’ve walked out of your house. Unless you want to look like the chick in Silversun Pickups’ – Lazy Eye music video, put on a proper length shirt and jeans. But, this look is definitely an A-OK for the ladies.

Levis 501s + Schott Perfecto = Perfection. The two work in harmony, and a synonymous with motorcycle clubs and greasers alike.

Damn, this is a great jacket.

WAYWT: 8/29/2010

I pretty much wear this shirt every week. Luckily, I have two, both are different colors, but the exact same print.

I had to help move some stuff around…

When all of a sudden…

SHIT STARTED TO GET HEAVY, AND I HAD TO FLEX ON A BITCH!

Same ol “work shirt”
LEE Jeans
Boots

WAYWT

Haven’t been posting these lately, just a little difficult to get a clear and decent shot with an iPhone!

Here’s a small clip of my kid pretending that I’m a slide. And since you can remotely tell what the hell I’m wearing… Why not?

Chambray
Levis
Boots

WAYWT

The weather in the Bay Area has taken a 180. Not sure if I like it or not, because as much as I do love the cold weather and the ability to layer up, I was enjoying the “heat.” Even though it made me darker than Cherrywood… It was nice to be warm.

But, since it is starting to get colder, it means my kid can finally wear the coats I bought her!

Here we are…

Who is the styling one? The baby...

Since I’m ALWAYS at Target (TARGET IS FUCKING AWESOME, GET OVER IT!) I always check the kids section for clothes. More often a miss than a hit. But, when they do hit it, they hit it dead on. This coat is cute for little girls.

Me:
W+H Peacoat
Converse black button down (From Target)
Levis 501
Plain ol’ Boots

Her:
Forever 21 Headband
Little Red Target Trench
H&M Hello Kitty Tank
Target tights
Target Leopard print flats

(I’m sure the clothes have their own individual branding, but do you think you’d find them outside of Target? I don’t think so.)

Her detail shot.

Little Fashionista

My detail shots never turn out pretty…

I need to re-up on winter gear… How weird is that? Even though the year before you’ve bought fall/winter gear, the next year you always find yourself thinking you don’t have the right stuff…  Always wanting more.