These photos are taken in my university library on 3/9/2010 6:45pm. The guy was really shocking me when he has a really nice pair of brown leather harness boots. I really thought that he is a good boots wearer because he is skinny and tall. And the brown leather from Frye really shows the character. Now I am looking back, I really want a pair of brown leather Frye boots like him too.
Posted by BHD on March 10, 2010 at 03:54:22:
: I should talk to him and ask him if I can try on his boots.
Sure, try to talk to him and get to know each other; perhaps go have a bite to eat. Asking him to try on his boots should wait until you know each other better.
These boot sightings are always a treat when you can catch them. Thanks for nesting the postings together. It makes it much easier to view and to follow.
Posted by Markboots on March 10, 2010 at 04:40:08:
Some very nice camera shots! And, of course, very nice harness boots too! (It would be nice if he wore them with his jeans inside the boots shafts, but the way his jeans “ride-up” showing a good part of the shaft is good enough too!
Nice to see some traditional boots being worn by college kids again! When I was in college in the early 1980s, boots were still popular in college, although I think that the 1970s-era of Frye Campus boots and harness boots was the peak of boot-wearing by the college crowd! I wonder how much engineer boots were worn in college in the late 1950s and early 1960s though? Although I seem to remember seeing some “biker” students sometimes wearing engineer boots back in the boot hey-day of the 1970s, and these guys actually did ride motorcycles, they didn’t just dress in biker gear and boots.
As I said in a post about a month ago, maybe there’s hope yet for today’s college kids, maybe boots are making a return among the college crowd. For the past 15+ years, most of the time all you see on college campuses are flip-flops or sandals, and flimsy cargo shorts, even in the cold of winter. And a flimsy T-shirt. Oh but they’ll wear a heavy (sports) jacket to “keep warm” in the winter, but still have on only filmsy shorts and flip-flops (or sandals).
Nothing against fatigue shorts or cargo shorts, I like to wear knee-length fatigue cargo shorts in the Spring and Summer, but with lace-up BOOTS, such as jump/combat boots, lace-up work boots or logger boots, or desert storm boots, or SWAT “tactical” boots, or even 1980s-style white vinyl HI-top tennies. But I won’t even own a pair of flip-flops or sandals for that matter!
But it just looks DOWNRIGHT SILLY to bundle up during winter in a heavy (sports) jacket, but then have on only flimsy cargo shorts and FLIP-flops!!!
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Posted by rafe on March 10, 2010 at 17:32:22:
I was in collage between 1959 and 1963. I do not remember many guys wearing engineer boots on campus, and believe me I would have taken notice. I remember just one guy who I befriended with the objective of borrowing his. Unfortunately they were a couple sizes too small. I do remember one fraternity brother showing up in a beautiful pair of lace to toe loggers and another who wore combat boots frequently (I think he was in ROTC), but otherwise my campus was a desert for boot watching. I think the era of Timberlands came later.
Posted by BootedButAnon on March 10, 2010 at 21:35:53:
: I was in collage between 1959 and 1963. I do not remember many guys wearing engineer boots on campus, and believe me I would have taken notice. I remember just one guy who I befriended with the objective of borrowing his. Unfortunately they were a couple sizes too small. I do remember one fraternity brother showing up in a beautiful pair of lace to toe loggers and another who wore combat boots frequently (I think he was in ROTC), but otherwise my campus was a desert for boot watching. I think the era of Timberlands came later. rafe
Sorry to disappoint, but I have to reinforce Rafe’s report — as far as 1963-1965 goes. The wildest thing worn I recall was by a professor who wore a pair of something like Clark’s desert boots (~4″ high, roughout, two eyelets, and crepe soles). Most guys wore Bass Weejun’s with the penny tucked in (penny loafers)BUT one had to wear (brand name??) 100% wool socks. (They were in colors and about the weight of a lightweight rag wool hiking sock.) My (snow) boots at the time were Sears Gold(bond?) hunting boots with full Hack Ripple Soles — my black 11″ engineer boots of high school days didn’t make the trip to college. NOW, my second time at college ~1973 to 1976 found me wearing Frye Campus Boots in the rest of the sea of them. Vibram lug-soled hiking boots had appeared on the feet of the backpacking crowd and were starting to filter out to some wannabes. (In the backpacking crowd, TRUE backpackers proudly proclaimed that THEIR boot soles had never touched asphalt or cement!) Seems to me that I started backpacking so that I could wear and be around… bba