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I really like these - am I delusional about their suitability for a woman in her forties?

(57 Posts)
StellaDallas Thu 04-Sep-08 14:11:44

Have always been a big DM fan but thought my wacky days were behind me until I saw these
Should I or shouldn't I? (Bearing in mind the other option is a sensible pair of knee length black boots.)

Bobbiewickham Thu 04-Sep-08 14:14:53

Think twice, Stella.

Looks like Jo Brand at the Oscars.

FluffyMummy123 Thu 04-Sep-08 14:15:17

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Pinkjenny Thu 04-Sep-08 14:16:13

No. No.

southeastastra Thu 04-Sep-08 14:16:19

bit clumpy, some really nice lace up boots coming though this autumn that are not so clunky

Beetroot Thu 04-Sep-08 14:16:20

not fun or nice

georgiemum Thu 04-Sep-08 14:18:23

Your kids will really really hate them. Oh God, I used to have a red pair(home painted with gloss... very creative). T'was back in the 1980s though. I must have looked like noddy.

georgiemum Thu 04-Sep-08 14:18:24

Your kids will really really hate them. Oh God, I used to have a red pair(home painted with gloss... very creative). T'was back in the 1980s though. I must have looked like noddy.

Bobbiewickham Thu 04-Sep-08 14:19:30

I had tie dye laces in mine <<looks back at lost youth wistfully and tries to forget the fact she is wearing footgloves>>

everlong Thu 04-Sep-08 14:20:13

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orangina Thu 04-Sep-08 14:26:22

I had dm boots when I was a stoodent. Loved them. My legs were like spaghetti, loved the clumpiness of them, etc. Am now in my 40s, like you, saw they were staging a comeback and thought about getting a pair for..... about a giga second.

We are too old for all that mullarkey now. We are not Agnys whatshername. We deserve something s bit groovier....

(get not too sensible knee length boots instead. Or something like this)

orangina Thu 04-Sep-08 14:27:09

gold kickers cod? how on earth can that be any better than gold dms?! link please!

NoblesseOblige Thu 04-Sep-08 14:28:00

they are nice. if you are planning to wear them under trousers.

with a skirt...hmmhmm

buthey, wouldn't it be boring if everyone wore the same grin

kdk Thu 04-Sep-08 14:28:48

What about these then? I've been lusting after them for ages but could be that my taste in boots is about as bad as my taste in men!

rosealbie Thu 04-Sep-08 14:29:19

No don't like the gold dms.

I did see the gold kickers and thought about them for my dd but actually they are not nice either.

Sparkletastic Thu 04-Sep-08 14:31:26

am misty-eyed about my lovingly hand-pained DMs back in the day


no, I don't think so. Sensible - or rather chic - knee-highs are where it is at for us nowadays.

Although Grazia is touting thigh-highs - WTF?!

Sparkletastic Thu 04-Sep-08 14:32:02

hand-painted even


harpsichordcarrier Thu 04-Sep-08 14:32:44

Oh I really wanted to say " yes! wear what you like!"
but I have to say:


StellaDallas Thu 04-Sep-08 14:34:31

So, er, that would be a no then? (Droops head in shame.)
What about these then?
Goddammit can't a girl have any fun in her life?

handlemecarefully Thu 04-Sep-08 14:34:39

I'd like to wear them too (remiscent of my student days) but since I am 40 I won't!

handlemecarefully Thu 04-Sep-08 14:35:42

Doc Martens - generally - aged upper thirties plus; not good idea imo. Life isn't fair....

orangina Thu 04-Sep-08 14:35:56

the kids ones are really cute though...

OrmIrian Thu 04-Sep-08 14:36:25

DH has just fulfilled a teenage fantasy by buying a pair of cherry 18-holers. I think they look OK as he no longer wears them with short drainpipes hmm and you can't see how long they are under trousers. But he has blisters the size of a 50p piece.

brimfull Thu 04-Sep-08 14:37:11


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