To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
It’s true, I was never an opponent to cowboy boots. But early 2000 scarred me deeply. Was cowboy boots ever gonna get a rectification? Enter Ganni SS17. The comeback was greater than the Spice Girls reunion (almost). I was hooked right away. But how to avoid the early 2000 Britney Spears look? It got me thinking. Will cowboy boots ever take down the long reigning sneaker, as most versatile shoe? I dedicated a full 5 day week, Monday to Friday to the research. Let’s see the result.
I must say I started off with a big boom. Yes, these are bicycle pants paired with a blazer made out of very large striped corduroy. Bold? Yes. Was people in sat in meetings with that day kind of confused but also very impressed (or was this some kind of sarcasm I did not detect??) by my outfit? You bet.
Corduroy blazer, Rodebjer. Bike shorts, vintage. Cowboy boots, vintage. Bag, Chanel.
Tuesday was a little less sporty but it sure was good. This little check set might be the cutest thing in my wardrobe right now. It ticks all by boxes for a skirt suit. A skuit if you want to. Also, cowboy boots are so fudging great with cute outfits. It takes the cuteness down to earth like right away being all like “howdy cuteness, chill down a notch wontchya”.
I really don’t know any cowboy lingo.
Check set, Mulberry. Bag, Mulberry. Sunglasses, Nividas.
Nylon shorts, Prada. Stripe short sleeve shirt, vintage. Bum bag, ATP Atelier. Shades, Prada.
This one might be my favorite but aslo most unbacked outfit of the week. That’s probably why it’s my favorite.
Let me present to you, nylon sport shorts, a vintage short sleeve shirt with the looks of an ice cream. A slightly different bum bag. The fastest shades in the business. And of course, the main attraction, the leading lady, the cowboy boots. Brilliant, no?
If you just look at my outfits in this article, you might think that I think that the cowboy boots needs to be the center of attention all the time. I don’t. I really like them to be something pointy, looking up under some good pants as well. That also feels like the way the real cowboys wearing them, but I might be mistaking since I really don’t know anything about real cowboys. My cowboy references mostly come from bad movies and pop starts you know.
Blazer and polo shirt, vintage. Track pants, Adidas.
We have arrived on the final day of cowboy boots for this time. Thank you all for following and congrats if you got this far without loosing interest, you are a true odd bird in the sky that is the attention span of a millennial.
Let’s just say, if you are feeling that cowboy boots might be something for you, try a short dress to go with it. It will not make you look like Britney Spears 10 years ago, but like Sienna Miller and Chloe Sevigny 10 years ago. That’s a good thing if you don’t remember.
So, if I must draw a conclusion of my research I am gonna have to go with a yes. Cowboy boots can be as versatile as sneakers. But will they put them down from their iron throne? Probably not. But I will continue to replace these howdy worthy boots with sneakers just to mix it up. I am a loony bird like that.
Dress, Rodebjer. Padded headband, eBay. Bag, vintage Prada.
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Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.