I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on February 26, 2010


Justin was over last night and through a roundabout conversation, we ended up at the fact that I really need to acquire some flat shoes. When I worked at Beacon’s, I had tons of flat shoes because I had to stand up for about 10 hours a day on a concrete floor and it was simply not possible to wear any sort of heel. These days, my flat collection has seriously dwindled. I recently threw out a bunch of vintage flat boots because the soles were coming off and it just seemed pointless to fix them — if they cost between $20-40 each, that would add up pretty fast. Instead, I’ve been thinking about getting something new. Justin and I were perusing various websites, trying to find something that was both cool, stylish without being overtly trendy and interesting without being too much. In the end, we decided upon “the original” — Underground Winklepickers. We were going back and forth between the different styles, but ended up choosing this Western Buckle Boot for a few reasons: 1, I liked the height of it (more of an ankle boot than a shoe boot); 2, we thought the buckles were cool without looking cheap; 3, it reminded us of something Justin coined as “Desert Goth.” I took the plunge and I’m excited to get these boots. Below are images of The Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, Southern Death Cult and Sex Gang Children — all of whom perfectly exemplify the Desert Goth look . . .

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  1. melissa said, on February 27, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    i’m jealous. i’ve never been able to find winklepickers in my size. i guess my feet are just too small.

  2. Jeralyn said, on February 28, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    What size do you wear? Underground has women’s winklepickers, which are the ones I ordered. They start at a UK size 3 which is the equivalent to a US size 5 1/2.

  3. melissa said, on March 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    i wear a 7. women’s winklepickers…i’m in love.

  4. sarah said, on June 12, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    and then chloe sevigny saw them…..

  5. […] this. Look at that last dress — it’s fucking perfection! (And would go amazingly with these boots!) Tim described the collection in the email as “all 90s new-age goth inspired” (which […]

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