Vogue has declared Uggs “back,” which leaves me to wonder: did they ever go away? Were they ever truly in to begin with or were they always just in a niche league of their own? “The Return Of The Ugg Boot” on British Vogue‘s blog asks, “In the last month, how many times have you declined to step into your razzle-dazzle heels and opted for a pair of Uggs instead? Once? Twice?” The answer is zero times, Vogue, but I haven’t been wearing razzle-dazzle heels too often lately either, so maybe I’m the wrong person to answer that question. Vogue continues to inform us in the post that we peasants at last have permission from the fashion kingdom to wear the boots once again, but only if we full a “five-rule definitive style code” when doing so. Whoever wears Uggs in 2015, aside from normcore enthusiasts and It Girls, does so because A) they rightly prioritize comfort in their lives or B) they are badass fashion bosses who do whatever they want, Anna Wintour be damned, so I’m not really sure who Vogue thinks they’re giving sartorial permission to at this point. Either way, I’m not sure whether their comeback is supposed to make me happy or sad, because while they really are a little bit fugly, they’re also the comfiest and loveliest gift you can possibly give your feet on a winter morning. Thoughts? [WhoWhatWear; British Vogue]
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When you’re in college, it’s easy to forget that it’s not perfectly acceptable to wear your pajamas everywhere. People are doing it, so it must be okay, right?
Wrong. So, so, wrong.
You’re a semi-adult. Get your life together and put on a regular pair of pants, with an actual waist. College classes do count as “out in public.”
Case in point: For the love of “Dawson’s Creek,” don’t go to class in the clothes you wore last night. They’re going to smell like smoke, booze or (likely) something worse. Not a good look. So choose something like, say, this TSL Tahari dress ($67), not the faux leather dress you wore to the club last night.
Click onward for seven more fashion rules to follow when you’re headed to class…
Look, as the wedding industrial complex has no doubt told us all since we were in the womb, weddings are lady people’s One Very Special Day. So by all means, if you want to blow your wad on a pair of kicks from Ugg’s Bridal Collection, go crazy. But don’t think for one second I am not going to judge the ever living hell out of you. Uggs wants you to walk down the aisle in these crappers — you and your bridesmaids. But if you do, I’m going to assume that you really wanted to be on the show “Bridezilla,” and that you’re probably some kind of half woman-half monster chimera. Just saying. [BrideFinds]
Just when you thought the saga of counterfeit Uggscouldn’t get any uglier, it did. This week, US Customs officials shut down a complex plan between two criminal networks that had planned to sell some $325 million worth of counterfeit Uggs and other fake fashion items in the United States.
The New York Times reports that federal agents arrested nearly 30 people, most of them Chinese, in the US and the Philippines this week, and charged them with smuggling counterfeit goods into the US. Customs officials allege that those involved with the case were able to successfully sneak the goods into the country by using the names of honest shipping companies on customs forms. As a result, once the goods were in the country, some of them were distributed to people who didn’t even know they were getting fake merchandise. Read more…
Stop the presses! What is Scott Schulman, better known as The Sartorialist, trying to pull by writing about Uggs? I think at this point, it being 2012 and all, we can all come to an agreement that Uggs are an abomination of style and the downfall of society as we knew it pre-Uggs. Everyone knows they’re “warm” and “comfy,” but what they scream is that you may be carrying a foot fungus. I thought we’d all come to terms with this and hugged and cried and tossed them into the fireplace together over hot coals, but The Sartorialist — he who undoubtedly knows better than I — seems to think otherwise. I don’t know what to believe anymore … deep breaths. At least there’s a really cute puppy involved. I want! [The Sartorialist]
Uggs: They are a fashion monster, and yet, many people swear by their comfort. But teens and pre-teens at one Philadelphia-area middle school won’t be allowed to wear them anymore, either way. That’s because officials at Pottsdown Middle School feel that Uggs offer an all-too convenient hiding place for contraband cell phones. (If there had been cell phones when I was in high school, I would have failed.)
Those found sporting the hideous, mobile-phone-hiding footwear will receive detention. The Uggs ban may hopefully have unintended positive consequences — like pushing better footwear decisions upon teen girls. [Reuters]