A Guide to Effortlessly Rocking Your Timbs
There’s no doubt about it, Timberlands are an uncontested classic. Whether it’s the standard work boot or a more modern mule, the brand has given consumers footwear that perfectly blends the lines of quality, utilitarian and chic. Yes, that’s right. The work boots donned by construction workers have been deemed fashionable by street style stars and the industry’s biggest designers.
But there’s a method to the madness of Timberlands. Not to be thrown on with any garments or ensemble, there are rules to follow when opting for the famed footwear. Follow our style guide to wear the shoes and wear them well.
Stick That Tongue Out
Unless you’re rocking a pair of sans-tongue Timbs, heed our advice: Always keep the tongue of your shoe front and center, and never covered by a billowing pant leg. If you’re looking to wear your favorite flared denim, proceed with caution. While the wide hem may fit freely around the shoe, Timberland footwear is best worn with a leather tongue that’s front and centered.
Know Your Limits
Unless you’re wearing a pair of finely crafted leather loafers, chances are your attempts to dress up your Timbs are only going to take you so far. The rugged footwear was born out of ultitatrain outdoorsy roots that have a not-so-subtle working class je ne sais quoi about them. As much as you would love to wear them with your formalwear favorites, respect the brand by pairing them with casual garments that speaks to the Timberland perspective.
Don’t Stick to the Classics
Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing we love more than a pair of timeless yellow boots, rich with fashion history. But we think you should take a step off the figurative fashion ledge and embark on a style journey that shows you more of the staple brand. With chunky heeled sandals and comfortable flats, there’s much more to love about Timberlands.
Go ahead and trek across those wooded trails and city streets. No matter your location, dress your boots in a way that will falter the resistance for tantalizing Timberlands.