Timberland boots aka Timbs, Timbos, and mistkanely…Timbalands [not to be confused with the producer with an extra ‘s’ added]
Timerland boots have become a rite of passage for men past the winter and work environment. We’ve seen people like Jay Z, Chris Brown, Kanye West roaming not just the streets of New York, but Paris, Los Angeles and other major areas.
The Parisian brand has seen its six inch boot line populated from the everyday man and all the way to fashion lookbooks. Clearly, it’s a great commodity but how do you rock em’ the “right way?
Check out a few tips on the best way to style your Timbs via Complex:
Not Too Tight Around The Ankles:
Your Timb boots comes with seven holes for your laces. If you prefer a loose laced boot then re-lae the shoe while skipping every other hole entry. Also, no lacing towards the tongue as it helps with spacing. Remember, it’s just a tip so make sure you find a way that works for you
Tapered Pants, Jeans Are A Better Choice:
Not every guy is going to be a 32, 34, 35 in the waist with a slimmer build. If your body type is a bit thicker from the waist down, try Levis 514s or 514s as a jean option. As for you guys who can pull off a skinny jean and such, styling your Timbs with a skinny denim will fall on the collar of the boot. Shorter guys can create their stacks towards the ankles and knees; it gives the appearance that your streamline is longer. Of course you don’t have to go with tapered, but it can be a better choice fashionably fellas
Timbs, They Ain’t Just For Winter:
There are some of us who only associate Timbs with a sturdy shoe used for the winter season however; depending on the weather Timbs can be worn all year round. Here’s the catch: try not to coerce the boot to be worn when you know good and well it ain’t time for it. Sure, early spring in New York or Chicago is cool but if you know its 80 and above outside? Common sense is free. That means you can leave the shorts on, but ditch the boot and go for another shoe in your closet.
Head on over to Complex for more on how to care for your boots, picking up the right colors and more.