Do You Still Wear Cowboy Boots?

Today's Wall Street Journal features a piece about the cultural history of Frye boots. Binkley relates the boots' popularity with women in the '70s
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Today's Wall Street Journal features a piece about the cultural history of Frye boots. Binkley relates the boots' popularity with women in the '70s
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Today's Wall Street Journal features a piece about the cultural history of Frye boots. Binkley relates the boots' popularity with women in the '70s to combat "a period of restrictive femininity: housewives vacuuming in heels." She also pushes the correlation between their utilitarian anti-fashion aesthetic and the political unrest that surrounded the Vietnam War and Nixon's presidency. Binkley uses the obvious connection between America's issues in the '70s and certain 'contemporary issues' to argue that Frye boots are back. It's not that we can't see her point, but we have to wonder just how cutting-edge her observations are. Is the cowboy boot comeback really something new for '07? We actually thought the trend was exhausted two years ago when everyone wore them with floral dresses to the Lower East Side. Are Frye Boots over? --SARAH MUEHLBAUER