Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vivienne Veto: ugly Uggs

I was going to include a picture of someone
wearing Uggs and shorts, but I just don't
have the heart to make you see that.


Last time I checked, Paris was in the Northern Hemisphere of our planet, which means that June is the beginning of summer, and therefore the weather will usually be reasonably warm.  (or miserably hot, or possibly cool and rainy, but I digress)


The French are BIG fans of warm weather; the minute it becomes even vaguely sunny, Parisians flock to the cafes on the sunny side of the street and sit outdoors for as long as they can evade work and other responsibilities.  Therefore, the idea that someone would choose to wear what looks VERY MUCH like a winter garment in the month of June is inconceivable to your average French person.


Vivienne is no exception.  She's seeing lots of young girls with cut-off denim shorts and Ugg boots checking into her hotel.  I tried to point out to her that Uggs are advertised as being "warm in the winter, cool in the summer", but she's not buying it.  Even if they were comfortable, they just plain don't look SUMMERY.  And that, in Paris, in June, is the desired effect.

7 comments:

  1. I always say: "UGGs put the UGG in UGLY." Really hate them.

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  2. Although I own a pair of UGG boots, I only wear them around the house when it's cold and camping. And UGG boots with shorts? Atrocious and cheap looking. Yuck.

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  3. Let me clarify: I wouldn't mind owning a pair of Uggs. I think, in the dead of winter, they might be really useful, so I'm not throwing out the footwear baby with the bad taste bath water. But I think of them as cold-weather boots, NOT summer attire.

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  4. Uggs should only be worn in a utilitarian way. Living in Michigan, they should be considered for warmth and comfort during the winter only--and even then I would be highly selective as to when and where I would wear them. xxBliss

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  5. I don't own a pair, but I've considered it for house shoes in the colder months. However, the most hideous thing I've ever seen was last summer... a woman in a skirted suit with uggs. I hope she had switched into them after an interview or something because otherwise, she didn't have a prayer.

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  6. I am a California girl. I live close to the beach and weather is not predictable hear. So Uggs keep us warm.

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  7. I think they are only acceptable when walking IN THE SNOW. Not indoors. Not really in the city, either, except when the temperature dips so low it is a matter of safety and anything else looks silly.

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