Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Don't let the door hit you on the way out

I am glad to see the tail end of September.  To mis-quote The Hitchhikers Guide, "I never could get the hang of September."  This has been a rough, hot month 'round these parts. I'm just happy to see the end of it.

Emma Thompson on the Late Show with David Letterman (01/24/2006)

One of my favorite actresses in pretty average suede knee boots. Saved by some hi-jinks at around 10:20 with a focus on her boots.

Kelly Hu in knee boots

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From Warehouse 13(s04e15) for a brief, shining moment this "pants tucked into knee boots" look was EVERYWHERE.


If you've been looking at DVD rips all day it can be a shock when a full, glorious 1080p clip fills your screen. That God for HD.

Suede over the knee boots from 1976

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From San Babila ore 20 (1976) she traipses through the city in high suede boots that looks EXACTLY like the boot of the year for 2016-well maybe this shaft is 3 inches shorter.

She fights in magic thigh boots

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From The Scorpion King 2, the villainess uses magic to craft her fighting outfit (including thigh boots). This segment is ruined by a camera the mostly films from the waist-up (what a waste). BTW-our fetching heroine wears those floppy over the knee moccasins throughout.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

I Lied-Here's Paris



I told a great friend and contributor to this blog that I would NEVER do a feature on Paris Hilton. That was before I saw this triptych of Paris Hilton trying on thigh boots.
Never say never. Thanks for all you do Doc.

Victoria Justice in Lace-up OTK's

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From Victorious (s04E10) I've always loved this style of lace-up over the knee boot.

How to Wear Boot Cut Jeans With Riding Boots

Youtube suggested this. Not a bad way to spend 53 seconds.

They'd be thigh boots if she un-cuffed them

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From Il provinciale (1971). She wears a pair of suede boots that would be thigh high.....if she uncuffed them. A very nice zipper scene starts at around :54.


Ann-Margret in 60's Boots & Leather

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From Il profeta (1968), Ann-Margret wears countless pairs of 60's boots (and a pair of leather pants).

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Carey Mulligan, briefly in fetching riding attire

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From Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Carey starts the movie in a GREAT leather jacket with britches and boots. Then she spends the rest of the movie in a long dress.


I downloaded a small version of this based entirely on a still of that buttery leather jacket. I was so thrilled by the opening scene that I quickly downloaded a huge HD version before I sampled the rest of the movie. I was crushed that this outfit was never seen after the first 2 minutes. Still worth it though.

A Good Year for Gotham?

Now that I have your attention.

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While I am unlikely to forgive Gotham for casting a 14-year-old as the future Catwoman, the character of Tabitha will certainly keep my interest. The previews for this season promised a leather-clad whip-wielder.  As we see in the season 2 opener, she is a fully ripened psychopath (see note below).  TV shows have broken my heart before, but right now she is perfect. Great leather outfit, keeps a knife in the top of her thigh high boots, sexy and merciless. Life has taught me that the benefit of pessimism is that all of your surprises are pleasant ones.  I full expect the show runners to ruin this for me somehow.  But I'll be watching every week until they do.

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Off-topic note-we saw the entertaining mobster saga Black Mass last week. Whitey Bulger is offhandedly described as a "ripened psychopath."  This is a BRILLIANT phrase that actually seems to have been coined by the FBI-report/book/film. A google search shows that many reviewers recognized the inherent awesomeness of "ripened psychopath" and used it as a pull quote.   I like playing with words and that phrase is swell!

Thigh Boots? Probably not.

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A couple of days ago I shared a video of Fifth Harmony on James Cordon's show. At the time I suspected they might be wearing some sort of stockings/faux boots. I've found a better version and I think my fears are confirmed. They are a superior example of the faux boot, but that's like an above average imitation cheese(still pretty much inedible). In fact, if it were not for some suspicious activity around the foot, I would think these are proper boots.  These are good enough that I wouldn't be completely surprised if they happened to be actual boots, but......you can judge for yourself.

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