As the weather turned cooler here in the S.F. Bay Area in the fall, I noticed several young women wearing their jeans tucked into their boots. The first few I noticed were little blondes, either high school or college age, bundled up in parkas, looking like metropolitan ski bunnies instead of commuters on BART. As I paid more attention once I noticed the trend, I saw that it wasn't limited to the very young or to any particular ethnic group or hair color. A lot of women under 40 are wearing their jeans tucked into their boots, quite often boots like the ones pictured, brown or tan suede with woolen lining, and if there's a fashion ripple in the Bay Area, it will be shared by women of every race and continent of origin.
While many of My People with Our Agenda have a sub-fetish of interest in women's footwear, most women's shoes inspire in me not lust but pity. I think about what it would be like if men's shoe fashions forced me to put my wide feet in shoes with tiny pointed toes or ridiculously narrow high heels, and I feel pangs of sympathetic discomfort. Not so with the boots women tuck their pant legs. Like the ones pictured, most of these shoes don't have built up heels and look every bit as comfortable as sneakers. The look is not just sensible but sexy, in my never humble opinion, though I'm not sure exactly why. Sure, if the jeans fit well enough to be tucked into boots, 99 times out of 100 they also accent the booty. But for some reason, I'm really liking these boots with the booty more than I like the booty alone.
Is this look sweeping the nation? The planet? Folks from other bio-regions are asked if they have noticed young women wearing such apparel in their locality, and also to weigh in on the trend. Go, you fashionistas, go!
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