What Is The Correct Way To Wear Timberlands? (What’s With The Tag?)

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Did you know that Timberlands were originally designed for the construction industry? The sturdy, comfortable boots have become a fashion icon and are often imitated, but what you may not know is how to wear them properly.

Timberland boots are comfortable, stylish and go with just about any outfit imaginable. There are so many different looks you can create with these classic Timberland boots.

Timberland boots can be worn in any way you like really, and there is no “correct” way to wear them as such. However, there are a few ways that you could get it wrong. So let’s talk about what we deem as the correct way to wear Timberlands, so you don’t end up looking awkward or unkempt!

What Is The Correct Way To Wear Timberlands?

You can always wear Timberlands anyway you want, but there are a few key things to keep in mind if you’re going to up your fashion game and show off your boots.

How to Lace Your Timberlands

Timberlands look best when you don’t lace them tightly around your foot. You will need to undo the factory lacing and relace them by skipping every other eyelet to keep them loose.


Timberland White Ledge Men's Waterproof Boot,Dark Brown,10 M US


Which Pants to Wear with Timberlands

The main thing to keep in mind when choosing which pants to wear is not covering the tongue. Either wear skinny jeans that can tuck into the boots or roll up the cuffs of your jeans.

Wear your Timberlands with clothing that actually fits you.

Don’t wear oversized clothing, because it makes you appear shorter and less in shape than you actually are, which is never a good thing!

Do You Take The Tag Off Timberlands Or Wear Them With The Tag?

For some, showing off the tag that came with their Timberlands is seen as fashionable and trendy. For others, it’s seen as gaudy and silly. But there’s no universal rule of fashion that says you have to wear Timberlands with or without the tag. It all comes down to personal preference.

Timberlands are nice shoes, regardless of whether or not they have their tags on them. Wearing shoes with tags is becoming a popular trend these days, but it isn’t an absolute must if you own a pair of Timbs. Ultimately, what matters most is wearing them in a way that suits your personal style.

Do All Timberlands Come With A Tag?

Some Timberlands come with a tag on the laces, while others don’t. For the shoes that don’t come with a tag to authenticate them, there is a metal lace hole with “Timberland” engraved on it.

You should also find the logo and brand name printed and engraved on other parts of the boots to verify they are authentic Timberlands.

Does the Tag Guarantee Authentic Timberlands?

However, just because your boots come with a tag doesn’t mean they are genuine Timberlands. You should check the tag for a barcode because authentic Timberlands never have a barcode printed on the tag.

Why Do Some Timberlands Have Tags?

Most of the time, a pair of Timberlands has a tag to give additional information about the boots, such as whether they are already waterproof. The tag also acts as an extra layer of authentication though having a tag doesn’t always guarantee that the boots are genuine Timberlands.

When Does the Tag Not Authenticate Timberlands?

Even if your boots have a tag that says Timberlands, you will want to check the tag for a barcode. Authentic Timberlands never have a barcode on the tag, making it a clear indicator that the boots are knockoffs.

Do You Tuck Your Jeans Into Timberlands?

Most people prefer to either tuck their jeans into their Timberlands or roll up the cuffs of their jeans, so they aren’t covering the top of their Timberlands. Few people buy Timberlands and don’t want to show them off, so covering them with your jeans ruins the effect.


Timberland Men's White Ledge Mid Waterproof Ankle Boot,Black,8 W US


Why Should You Tuck Your Pants into Your Timberlands?

The fashionable reason for tucking in your jeans is because it balances out the bulkiness of the Timberlands themselves. Sometimes the person can get lost in all the layers you might wear during the colder months, so a pair of skinny jeans can help streamline your outfit.

If your jeans are loose around your ankles then this will make your shoes look even bigger than they already do. Not an attractive look at all!

Are You Supposed To Tie Timberlands?

A large part of the Timberland style is the laces. While you want to ensure that your laces aren’t tied too tightly, you also want to ensure that they’re not falling off your feet.

Classic Timberlands boots come with seven eyelets on each side. For an effortless semi-laced style, undo the factory lacing and retie using only every second eyelet. However, there is no hard and fast rule, and you also want to make sure that your timberlands are comfy.


Timberland Men's 6 inch Premium Waterproof Boot Fashion, Wheat Nubuck, 8.5


If your shoe is too loose, try lacing through an extra eyelet; add one eyelet at a time until your boots fit comfortably.

There are many ways to lace your boots, from army style to loose. The main thing is to make sure they remain loose around your ankle.

In summary, Timberland’s are very versatile. They look great with just about any type of clothing including jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or even a suit if you wanted to wear them! This is one of the reasons why Timberlands are so popular amongst men and women alike!

These shoes also provide a nice cushioning under your feet which makes it very comfortable to walk in a pair of Timberland boots all day long!

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