Hello /fa/. I do not normally browse this board so forgive me if this is a common topic. I saw nothing in the catalog.
What do you all think of knee-high lace up boots on men? What are the best ways to wear them? I personally think they are the most badass thing ever, but unfortunately they do not seem popular in general. I'm American, so perhaps it is different abroad, but I wouldn't know. Thoughts? Suggestions. If necessary, I can provide pics for critique. Thanks in advance.
depends on where you live
flyover states need not apply
can you imagine going to 7-11 for a slurpee dressed like this
Don't if you aren't very tall and pretty attractive.
Don't if you live in 100% urban area.
Don't if it doesn't perfectly fit your style.
Also it would be easier for you to start with normal boots with socks or putties.
Well, fuck me. Taking a decent selfie turned out to be more difficult than I anticipated, so I settled on just pics of the boots themselves. I have two pair. One is a paratrooper style with mid-calf straps. The other pair is more motorcycle style with a thin toe-box. I apologize for not having full-body pics, but all I have is a cellphone and no one is around at the moment to help.
How much money are we talking? Recommended brands? I really have no idea. Knee boots for men that aren't cowboy style are almost impossible to come by, so I don't know where to look.
>implying the rest of the western world isn't trash
>Italy is shit and overrated
>France is shit and overrated
>UK is really really shit
>Spain and portugal are shit and their economies are shit
>Germany is shit to live in because you can't sneeze on somebody without being called a violent nazi
>Eastern europe is shit as a rule
Only places I'd really care for is maybe the Scandinavian peninsula, but I'm sure it's shit in its own way, such as their batshit insane leftist politics.
OP here. In case anyone is curious about the jagged edges around the top of the boot, I wanted to explain. They do not not come that way. Like any typical pair of leather boots, the tops are rounded with quality double-stitching. The problem I encountered after receiving them is that the shaft height was not as claimed. Instead of 14.9in as advertised, they were actually 16.25in. As a result, the tops bit into the backs of my knees. Rather than go through the hassle of returning them, I shortened the boots myself(while drunk). The results are as you see in the pic.
tl;dr: Never cut leather while inebriated