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Why is it that only women can wear tall riding boots?

XX55XXXX55XX Registered User regular
edited February 2012 in Debate and/or Discourse
...and men can't? Weren't riding boots once the domain of men? When did it suddenly become a feminine thing?

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  • Element BrianElement Brian Registered User regular
    It's not a purse it's a satchel?

    I like the idea of the carbonation in your pop being too much for your mormon body

    too worldly nooooo
  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    See cowboy boots. However women are taking those over too.

    It seams if you have something with the word boots on it. Women are going to find a way to accessorize that boot.

    Upon reading that I realize that is an incredibly sexist thing to say, but I think I'm going to stand by that straw man.

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  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Who says men can't wear tall riding boots? You wont' find a polo player without tall boots.

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  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Edit: No, that was dumb and there were far too many exceptions.

    Basically, it's just out of fashion now for men.

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  • Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User
    edited February 2012
    This is why

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    In a nut shell, and while it's sexist as hell. Any man in riding boots is either going to look silly, gay, or like a nazi. On women riding boots are considered sexy.

    And yes I know those aren't riding boots, but all tall boots make you look like that.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Hypercritical Queen Bitch of Cinema Registered User regular
    Outside of actual equestrianism and formal military dress, men haven't worn tall boots since the 18th century.

    Weird to worry about it now. They're actually incredibly restricting, and men's fashion has always leaned toward pragmatism.

  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    also its not like men can't wear boots
    men wear boots all the time
    its just that they're functional and meant to be worn under pants most of the time whereas for women boots are fashion and mean to be seen, ie worn outside of pants

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  • Geese_PantsGeese_Pants Registered User
    Outside of actual equestrianism and formal military dress, men haven't worn tall boots since the 18th century.

    Weird to worry about it now. They're actually incredibly restricting, and men's fashion has always leaned toward pragmatism.

    They require you to wear tight ass hugging pants, that's why. Outside of horse cops, gender bending fashion models, nazi fetish porn or white power rallies, you just aren't going to see it. And a lot of people don't want to be associated with some of those things.

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    Cabezone wrote:
    Who says men can't wear tall riding boots? You wont' find a polo player without tall boots.

    alright I'll let you know when I see a polo player

  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Are we positive there is no way for men to pull off the look without looking like they're about to go fishing with their diaper bag? For men who aren't wearing uniforms, I refuse to believe there are no alternatives beyond looking like a hipster doofus in impractical, centuries-old clothing, and here ist the Huggies bag, mein Fuhrer.

  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    Are we positive there is no way for men to pull off the look without looking like they're about to go fishing with their diaper bag? For men who aren't wearing uniforms, I refuse to believe there are no alternatives beyond looking like a hipster doofus in impractical, centuries-old clothing, and here ist the Huggies bag, mein Fuhrer.

    Yeah, the guy above isn't even wearing riding boots. They're just giant galoshes.

    riding-boots-louis-vuitton-fall-winter-2010-menswear.jpg

    I think his velvet pants look kind of silly but if they were just regular brown slacks he'd look fine in my opinion.

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    Are we positive there is no way for men to pull off the look without looking like they're about to go fishing with their diaper bag? For men who aren't wearing uniforms, I refuse to believe there are no alternatives beyond looking like a hipster doofus in impractical, centuries-old clothing, and here ist the Huggies bag, mein Fuhrer.

    Unless you are actually riding a horse, no.

  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    I want to post a google image of Mal Reynolds in all his sexy glory, but people would just rightly point out that he's dressed in mostly western attire, invalidating my point.

    ... not that I really need an excuse to image link Nathan Fillion. Just sayin'. Big gorram (yes, I went there) heroes get to wear whatever the fuck they want.

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    Quid wrote:
    I think his velvet pants look kind of silly but if they were just regular brown slacks he'd look fine in my opinion.
    I think it just looks wrong and creepy on most men.

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  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    Quid wrote:
    Spoiler:

    I think his velvet pants look kind of silly but if they were just regular brown slacks he'd look fine in my opinion.

    See that already looks less risible than Diaper Bag earlier on the page. Forget the puzzled looks from other men about why his pants are tucked into his boots at the knee, that guy looks like he would appear well-dressed to women, and that's way more important.

  • Form of Monkey!Form of Monkey! Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    zepherin wrote:
    I think it just looks wrong and creepy on most men.
    Spoiler:

    This guy, on the other hand, is sporting some kind of half-assed Clockwork Orange costume. He's more on the cautionary tale side of things. And in fairness, there might not be much you could dress that particular model in without him looking creepy anyway.

    So if we're going to try to make some fashion rules about this, maybe it's doable with a nice jacket that will soften the authoritarian look and make the boots look less out of place?

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