Google+ Trends: Timberland Construction Boots? | Marcus Troy

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I was extremely happy to see Lil Wayne wearing Timberland construction boots last night at the BET Awards. It brought back memories of nostalgia from my younger days. Do you guys remember when everyone and their mothers wore “Timbos”? What made his choice of footwear interesting is that no one really wears Construction Timbo’s like they used too. For Wayne to choose such a nostalgic item might speak volumes on his taste level. It is always surprising to see a “rapper” wear something out of “today’s ordinary” I think it makes quite the statement. This morning I also came across Kanye on the red Carpet rocking Timberland’s (which isn’t surprising), I think these 2 guys just boosted the stock prices of Timberland this morning. Could the Timberland Construction boots be making a comeback? We all know the heavy influence of work wear apparel in fashion at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprise to see a resurgence in the construction boot look, but this time I think it would be worn in much cleaner and more fashionable aesthetic.

I think I still got a fresh pair on ice somewhere.

Your thoughts?

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* Update Picture of Kanye rocking a black pair.

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33 Comments so far

  1. Ace Six June 29th, 2009 9:20 am

    when did fresh cheeses ever go OUT of style? any trip to nyc will tell you they haven’t gone anywhere

  2. Marcus June 29th, 2009 9:23 am

    Ace Six » Really though! I am in NYC like once a month, I am hard press to find guys rocking Wheat Timbs…I don’t see it. at all even in Bklyn. everyone is wearing Nike Goadome’s.

  3. Bryan June 29th, 2009 9:34 am

    The only people who feel Timbs are out are people who are trying to go for the preppy/skinny jean look. I honestly think people are blinded, they’re all try to be fashion forward but everybody is doing the same thing. “Trends” are what make fashion boring for me. Everyone in soho looks the same to me only some wear it better than others. IMO

  4. Marcus June 29th, 2009 9:43 am

    Bryan » Great point! Right now people are used to seeing one thing and when they see something else it confuses them. Trends are keeping everyone looking the same. That’s why it is cool to see people do the opposite.

  5. Taevon Palmer June 29th, 2009 10:23 am

    Very good points above^^^

  6. Keith June 29th, 2009 10:35 am

    It was great to see both Wayne and Kanye wearing these boots.

  7. shinbunboi-flitunes June 29th, 2009 11:12 am

    ~timbs dont die, they multiply~

    http://twitpic.com/8rj1f

  8. Brock Green June 29th, 2009 12:40 pm

    get ready for a Louis Vuitton construction boot…I can see it coming…

  9. alex g. June 29th, 2009 12:47 pm

    i remember seeing kanye rocking timbs in a recent picture from a concert i believe..but this post made me laugh because my mother actually does have timbs ahah
    none the less its always good to see something different

  10. Cid June 29th, 2009 3:02 pm

    believe it or not when i was in college i was only wearing timbs i got like 20 pairs at home but like 5 yellows. But since i leave in montreal i change for northface boot cause they hot. I wont lie some time i was cold in my timbs boot – 30 degree c u COLD

  11. Ro'Shine June 30th, 2009 12:19 am

    I still got a fresh wheat on white pair that I barely got a chance to rock. If Timbs come back I am ready!

  12. TRENDYblackguy June 30th, 2009 1:46 am

    thanks for the mention in your post! Nice blog, and keep up the good work.

  13. Mudasser June 30th, 2009 11:00 am

    i got the exact same pair. but they got white hairs and wrinkles from 2001

  14. psychology June 30th, 2009 12:56 pm

    Timberlands are still significant in my closet. Even got a little pair for Lukas.
    Timberlands never die!!!

  15. Marcus June 30th, 2009 12:59 pm

    psychology » When was the last time you had timbs on?

  16. Marcus June 30th, 2009 1:04 pm

    I want to clarify what this post means. There aren’t may people who still go out and buy crispy, brand new wheat timbs every year like clock work. Yes we all wore timbs and have several pairs in our closets but no one is rocking them like we used too. Do you remember when everyone had to have a brand new pair of timbs in wheat? Those days are gone, you can ask Timberland…their sales have slow down in the wheat timbs. Kanye and Ye might bring back the Crispy new timb look. That is all I am saying… please continue commenting I love this.

  17. RL June 30th, 2009 3:14 pm

    Why does it have to take Kanye or Wayne to rock timbs to bring back the crispy new timb look? I rocked timbs all winter long and pulled it off very nicely. Timbs are classic that will never go outta style.

  18. Marcus June 30th, 2009 3:23 pm

    Not sure if you noticed but they are rocking them now! not winter….I am not talking about rocking timbs as a functional piece for the winter. I am talking about wearing timbs all year long how people used too. I’m I alone in this planet? YOu guys really don’t know what I am talking about? I am not saying timbs are out of style, they have been replaced by other brands and looks.

  19. a Fresh Pair June 30th, 2009 10:28 pm

    me personally..
    i own a crispy pair or 2.
    but i find them harder to rock these days
    with my wardrobe. i mean one winter day.
    i pulled them out with a pair of levi organic 511’s
    it didn’t look bad. i think im over them tho.
    i’ve been wearing for years upon years.
    even if kanye or wayne makes them hot again.
    i’ll pass, im kinda over them

  20. Pascalogic July 1st, 2009 1:27 am

    6″ wheat Timbos are out of style?! I guess I should check my email on my Blackberry with the side scroll more often…Didn’t get the memo…

    On a serious note, Timbs are like All white Ones…Timeless…

    Now if you tell me Jean suits are back (remember those?), then ok I’ll be surprised.

    P.

  21. old man with kicks July 4th, 2009 8:35 am

    Construction Timbs have made a comeback in Harlem during the last 18 months. The Harlem uniform is Nautica top, cargo pants and Construction timbs or Nike R4 shoxs. The resurgence of cargos (Jetlag, Polo etc.) has led to Timberland’s comeback in Harlem. Next time you are uptown check out Goliath, Jans and Vault to see the best variety of cargos.

  22. Marcus July 4th, 2009 12:02 pm

    thanks!! great feedback

  23. REEMO! July 5th, 2009 9:58 am

    i picked up on that too. i need the 6″ alife/tims in my life!

  24. Tay July 12th, 2009 6:11 pm

    Looks like im late 2 the party lol. I Skyplused(the UK equivalent of the term Tivo’d) the BET awards n only jus got round 2 watchin it 2day. Weezy came on n I was like: r Timbs cool again? Then I jus watched Chatty Man(UK comedian Alan Carr’s chat show). Kanye was a guest n came on wit a pair of fresh blacks. Im like no way..timbs ARE makin a comeback. So i go on google n type in “timberland boots making a comeback” which leads me here. Great blog dude lol.

  25. Tay July 12th, 2009 6:14 pm

    Jus 2 say tho..I personally will never find em fashionable again. Ive argued wit my friends over this for the last 7 or so yrs…even as lately as 2 weeks ago. I still keep a pair I had in high school 4 days we’re snowed in n I have 2 brave the weather.

  26. PG July 14th, 2009 1:25 pm

    hey i just came upon the blog and its great…What Kanye and Lil Wayne seems to be wearing are the new “Scuff Proof” timberland boots, The blacks that Kanye wore at a performance came out last october and the Wheat should be in stores in october(Which provide some explanation for those who don’t want to wear anything outdated)…These boots are really difficult to scuff if not impossible. I will be working on a marketing project for the VILLA a sneaker/apparel/accessories with stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio and New Jersey and we have samples of the wheat boot and have ran tests on them. The leather is specially treated which makes them difficult to scuff.
    http://www.sneakerobsession.com/5010/timberland-scuff-proof-boots/

  27. DeeJ July 23rd, 2009 8:44 pm

    I think lil wayne wore them because he wanted to see if everybody would follow him, just like he did with biker chains, vnecks, and now skinny jeans.

    I think Kanye is wearing (I say wearing but it looks as he is going to continually do so) timbs to add to his style of being different and at the same time start a trend.

    It seems as though rappers are wearing anything to be tastemakers instead of actually wearing the clothes they want to wear.

  28. Marcus July 23rd, 2009 8:48 pm

    DeeJ » great feedback!!!

  29. MOE MONEY August 9th, 2009 9:56 pm

    I KNOW THEY BACK IN STYLE I BROUGHT ME AH PAIR

  30. ZACH December 20th, 2009 6:02 pm

    The problem here, is that just because somebody of celebrity status does it, in NO WAY makes it a good look… People THINK!

    I am waiting for the day when the NEXT HUGE Star on the horizon takes the world by storm with his pockets pulled out, and a pair of gingham boxers on his head!

    You people will think that Jesus, Or Buddha is stomping around with you in combat boots, with his pockets out and drawers on his head!

  31. dan April 14th, 2010 12:14 pm

    timbs are a classic, always have been and always will be. They may have stopped being “trendy” for a while, but they are a simple, quality product and that’s why no matter what the latest thing is, you will always be able to find somebody around rockin some classic timbs. plus I have a pair of the black premium 2.0’s of my own and I think they look ill with some slim fitting jeans. Also, timberland has majorly stepped their game up in the past year or two with the leather earthkeepers and the boot company line. lastly, i would like to add that I think they need to make an all white scuffproof 6″ premium boot with black eyelets, ankle collar, and black soles. that shit would go hard.

  32. petah pawka April 26th, 2010 12:57 am

    I think the fact that Kanye, Wayne and Jay Z (Empire State Vid) wearing these is wonderful. It shows their love for what’s true in hip hop and its roots. Back in the day timbs could hold you down for a long time. I mean I maintained and wore 1 particular pair for atleast a year and a bit? Its so nostalgic. And depending on how you look at it, it serves as the “hoods” Dr Marten. I’m getting myself a little collection. Reminds me so warmly of my nappy twists, astros jersey and rocawear jeans. But now I have a lil fashion sense to go along like that. Wheaties, here I come!

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