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Can Guys Wear Uggs?

Question of the Day – and I’m only asking because they’re just so damn comfy…

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So I lived in Australia for five months back in 2009, studying at the University of Newcastle. While abroad, I wanted an authentic souvenir for myself and because they wouldn’t let me take a kangaroo home as a pet, I decided to buy some real ol’ Australian Uggs. **Note the tiny Australian flags on the boots.

When I came back stateside, I rocked the HELL out of ’em, but would get the occasional side-eye from close-minded folk because they were apparently worn more by ladies than guys. 

HOWEVER – the first time I ever saw a pair of Uggs was in the summer of 2003 in Montauk when EVERYONE from bad-ass surfers to  regular beach folk had a pair to brave them from the impending winter months. AND when I purchased my boots in Adelaide, the saleslady told me they used to be worn by pilots when the cockpits would get extra chilly at high altitudes. 

SO – why don’t guys wear these babies more often? Truthfully, more men I think sport them on the East Coast just for temperature reasons, which surprised me because when I came to Cali I thought I’d see all kinds of surfer dudes wearing them back from their September sessions. I mean, the boots aren’t very feminine looking in my opinion…

My fascination with the brand also *might* have been exaggerated when Tom Brady was their spokesman a while back because I secretly want to be Tom Brady because he’s just that cool.

So weigh in, everybody – what’s the best way to wear ’em??

Are socks necessary?
Why hasn’t someone invented an easier way to put them on?
Pants tucked in or pulled over?

Do I look like Tom Brady yet?

How do you guys feel about Uggs on dudes? Tell me in the comments below or tweet me at @KyJoLang!
{Photos via Daniel Pacheco}

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Al Flemming
    December 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Wear whatever you want.

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    Kyle Langan
    December 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Agreed, Al! Thanks!

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    Krzysztof Romaniewski
    February 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

    ive been killing myself in debate if i should get a pair and i like them on you so i think i really do want to get them but now which color………sighs

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    Krzysztof Romaniewski
    February 20, 2015 at 7:32 am

    ive been killing myself in debate if i should get a pair and i like them on you so i think i really do want to get them but now which color………sighs

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    Kyle Langan
    February 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks Krzysztof! Brown is always a great go-to color because it goes with everything!

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    Krzysztof Romaniewski
    February 23, 2015 at 8:01 am

    i was gearing towards the grey ones actually, i like how smokey looking they are, but again on you ahaha i see the brown ones look quite good, they add more color value to an outfit vs the grey ones, the original beige ones too i find add better color and catch the eye more since they’re so light. wow im over thinking this… lol anyways i actually noticed that your uggs are a little different and nicer than the ones on the official ugg website, the sole is a little sleeker and differently colored and they have the little flag vs the website ones. i guess its cos you legit got yours from australia. je suis jealous. :p

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