Want to Wear: Ann Demeulemeester— Scamosciato #PrimeNYT

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We Go Again,

MAILING LIST

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Here we are again with another boot, I dig it, really and truly dig these boots, none other by Ann Demeulemeester, her fabrication and materialism is up there and so is her construction so although there’s just one image I have of these I can see already these are just so well designed and for me.

The 13 eyelet for toecap to tongue is an aesthetic I’ve never really bought into till now, there’s something about the finish that’s really catching me.

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The industrial look all maximal and useful not the most functional but accessible and contained, along with the straps to really tie it all together if laces aren’t your thing that day

All in the grey I love so much there’s something about this grey that’s giving off real concrete vibes it has an extra layer of texture to it you don’t necessarily see but are quality.

Definitely one for the archives on purchase

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Want to Wear: 032c Adidas — GSG 9, Boot #KickofTheMonth #PrimeNYT

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We go again,

I know little about 032c so that deserves a separate blog. As it’s known in my early 20’s boots and shoes were a big deal, crep Boots now they are priceless to me and these GSG 9’s are flawless.

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032c done one a superb job with these in my humble opinion, it’s so crafty Techie and super desirable for the Lehman who doesn’t know design shoes or boots but wants one anyway.

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This is another grey boot made to my taste the way the colour allows for you to really take in the detailing is a pleasure on the eyes.

I believe the midsole is adiprene I have no clue about the functionality of the upper and it’s waterproof self but nothing crep protect won’t fix. I was late on the drop but up on 032c now waiting for another one of their offerings with Adidas.

Joerg Koch very own utilitarian take of street style and shapes gives me good vibes and this industrial sneaker revolution is and will be a feast. We’re ready for this guy.

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Put together clean texture and obvious comfortable aesthetic.

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Men in heels – 3 Heeled boots making it into the modern mans wardrobe

We go again,

I’ve been having some really in depth thoughts about this. A new and dear personal hero of mine Prince (May he rest in perfect peace) was someone along with Grace Jones and many others who brought androgyny to the mainstream & not only made it cool and somewhat okay, but they made it sexy. Some of it would be performative and others pure self expression, the community loves that. So I’ve been exploring my personal style and wondering how heels would fit into my wardrobe today.

In the times we’re in now when -not androgyny (as a part of the LGBT community) but ‘gender fluidity’ being the sure fire way designers are going. Men walking the women’s wear runway, women walking in menswear there only being one show and so on. People are really able to find their voice having it be fully safe to express themselves non binary making it’s way through the wests university system I wanted to take one facet of that to write about. Men in heels as it pertains to personal style and how I see it

I’m a true fan of expressing myself and giving people room to be free. It was something I’ve always thought as a teen learning about the world to adulthood. As men’s style is becoming more free and open to different cuts and silhouettes I feel to take it a step further and think of the man in a heel. Much thought of as a Short-Mans Pump as a pure vanity project it’s not been taken seriously as a fashion item. Rick Owens however has been making me think differently about it, along with Prince Rick dons similar block heels with a 4″ lift (by eye measurement) it adds to his silhouette and style just like Prince before him with his slender build it lengthens him much like a woman’s heel does and creates presence.

I decided to take a look on the market and it seems many high fashion houses are taking on the menswear heels challenge, something I thought I was taking on personally it seems I’ve entered a realm much like the skinny-jeans of 2008 or the flowery blouse of 2016, the acceptance of heels as a mainstream menswear item.

Margiela Tabi Boot

First off we have the Margiela Tabi boot- it is a boot – boots have heels – and this one exhibits a lift as we see there is also a separation between the inside toe and the rest of the foot form. It gives this shoe character and performs gender neutrally. I don’t see it particularly as a male or female boot but just one with a lift.

Balenciaga Heeled Boot

Next off we’ve got the Balenciaga 2017 boot heel, comes in a box toe style same 4″ lift and can either come with a regular or knee high rise. chunky looks like it comes in cowhide leather, snake skin or vinyl with the stiff structure and a matte finish.

I’m not mad at it and the way it’s styled in the show is indicative of how I perceive the Balenciaga man to wear it.

Rick Owens Heel

Last I’ve got the ever consistent Rick Owens heel. Classy envouge and forever utilitarian.

it’s very Rick and it’s conscious of how the man coming up until the 20’s would dress.