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    Default Are you an Ugg person?

    We've done Crocs, now Uggs are on their way back.

    Ugg boot plans a march into men's fashion
    1:21PM Monday Nov 03, 2008
    Ian Johnston


    Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker have given the ugg boot their stamp of approval. Photo / Supplied

    To the horror of many fashionistas, Ugg boots have become an unlikely high street phenomenon thanks in part to celebrity endorsement by the likes of Kate Moss, Uma Thurman and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    But now the American firm behind the craze for sheepskin is setting out to convince the nation's men that there is an Ugg boot for them too, with Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Harvey Keitel and Ronnie Wood, plus a selection of Chelsea footballers, reportedly blazing a trail that the less style-conscious might fear to tread.

    If successful, it would take the boots full circle to their origins as the footwear of choice for that most manly of men, the Australian sheep-shearer. Uggs, said to be an abbreviation of ugly, were also used by early aviators to keep their feet warm before being adopted by Aussie surfers emerging shivering from a long day on the waves in the 1970s.

    Connie Rishwain, president of the US-owned firm Ugg Australia, admitted that convincing men to wear them may take some doing, but insisted the boot had a universal appeal.

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    As we have had our first winter in NZ I have seen many people wearing them- they seem very popular. Can't say I saw very many men wearing them but I did notice one whilst out shopping once (his mate was wearing is slippers though).

    I personally don't mind them but i'd wear them as slippers around the house rather than out on the streets with my jeans.
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    They're totally something that grows on you... I definitely didn't really 'get them' but having now spent the winter here in Queenstown I've kind of grown accustomed to seeing them everywhere and kind of almost like them now... I reckon NZ winter number 2 might see an investment in a pair for me
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    Nah, never for blokes. Too gay.

    Blokes wear Red Top gumboots (wellies). Without socks in summer. With two pairs of socks in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokopeli View Post
    Nah, never for blokes. Too gay.
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    Whaddyamean "hummmmmm"? Call me old fashioned, but Ugg boots and men just don't go. You'll be telling me you put vinegar on yer strawberry icecream and marmite on yer Weetbix next.

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    You have a problem with vinegar, eh? I'll have you know that I am a devout vinegarist who takes offense at your anti-acidity statements ...

    No, Uggs don't seem very studly, but I'll bet they breathe a lot better than my wellies. I've considered getting a pair for our cold, wet winters, but choked at the price ($80US for those?).
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    I would have to grow a mullet to look good in them...fat chance on that happening...Ugg-ly!!! they are a little fruity looking, if intended for males they need to add a little laceing to bring out structure, or a tusk/tail... but if they keep the feet dry and warm, who cares what they look like, right? lol

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    The image of a bloke wearing Uggs AND a mullet made me chuckle there Duke. I might have to retract my earlier statement and find some Uggs to compliment my big bushy Mo'vember.......

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    I think a pair of Uggs would fit in well with your Landcruiser image, KP.
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