Tips for Wearing Timbs

Chances are, you’ve seen Timberland boots before. They’ve been around for years but have recently seen a resurgence in popularity. The best part? Anyone can wear Timberland boots! It’s all in how you style them.

Tip #1: Keep the Laces Loose

To avoid looking totally amateur, unlace the top two eyelets and loosen the laces throughout the remaining eyelets. From here, you can either let the laces hang free or you can loosely tie them. Just don’t cinch the laces tight! Another loose-lacing option involves re-lacing the boot completely by skipping every other eyelet but stopping before the top eyelet. Experiment with what feels the best to you. If it’s too tight or too loose, add or unlace appropriately. You can also consider buying down a size to keep your laces loose and avoid walking out of your boots.

Tip #2: Wear Tapered Pants

Timberland boots deserved to be shown off! Since you’re keeping lacing loose, the best type of pants to wear are those with a tapered leg that can fall within the collar of the boot. Think joggers or skinny jeans—just as long as it stacks on top or can be tucked into your boots.

Tip #3: Cuffing Curriculum

If you’re going to be wearing your boots with pants that require a cuff, avoid a creating a cuff that’s wider than the collar of the boot. You don’t want your pants to be billowing out around the top of you boots.

Tip #4: Tuck Pants Behind the Tongue

Whether you’re wearing a skinny leg or cuffing your jeans, don’t place your pants over the tongue. A great way to show off those Timbs is to tuck your skinny jeans into thick socks and scrunch them down a bit. Just add a buffalo print plaid flannel and your utilitarian-chic look is complete!

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