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To Tuck or Untuck: The Debate on Style Versus Utility for a Cowboy Boot

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Fall time is good boot-wearing weather, and in Texas, that’s not only a look but often a safety measure. Cowboy or western boots prevail as the longtime favorite of the Texas crowd, and although they’re trend-setters at times, we wear them to work, play, and sometimes keep the snakes at bay (yuck). The debate as to whether you tuck or untuck your jeans/trousers from the shaft of the boot has been a discussion in the past few years due to style “rules.” Naturally, it may depend on whether you’re a style leader or follower…or whether so-called “style” is even a factor. It’s downright classy to wear your boots any way you decide!

To Tuck

To Tuck or Untuck: The Debate on Style Versus Utility for a Cowboy Boot

Photo: Facebook/Westernboots SA

High fashion rules do exist, but when have Texans stuck to the rules?! When it comes to tucking your jeans into your boots, it doesn’t necessarily depend on style as much as the task at hand. If you’re working, it may be a safety thing, or perhaps you just need to protect your clothing. Tucked jeans in cowboy boots never look bad because it’s up to the wearer to determine what works and what doesn’t. Plus, it allows for the stitch work on the boot to prominently be displayed – depending on your activity, this might be a priority for you.

To Untuck

To Tuck or Untuck: The Debate on Style Versus Utility for a Cowboy Boot

Photo: Facebook/Redhawk Boot Company, Inc.

If you’re wearing boot-cut jeans or trousers, sometimes it’s just plain uncomfortable to tuck them into your cowboy boots. Untucked clothes may hide the beautiful stitching on the shaft of the boot (which might have been one of the reasons you were drawn to its quality), but it will also bring your comfort level up to a point where you’re not feeling self-conscious. You can be the judge depending on the amount of material and available space in the boot itself.

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