Affectionately called “Timbs,” the six-inch wheat Timberland boot is a modern day footwear icon with a unique history rooted in workwear. Traditionally worn on construction sites, the water resistant boot became a staple of inner city style. Within hip hop culture the boot became a synonymous with a rugged style inspired by and unique to a gritty city landscape. With high end adaptations by Manolo Blahnik and now Jeffrey Campbell there is no denying the place of the “Yellow boot” in noteworthy footwear with a streetstyle appeal.
We had the pleasure of attending Timberland’s 40th anniversary celebration of the boot in Brooklyn recently. The evening was a warm gathering of media, stylists and fans of the brand. the event was kicked off by a panel discussion with Michael Williams (A Continuous Lean), Matthew Henson (Complex magazine), Christine Cameron ( My Style Pill) and photographer Noah Kalina. During the event, creative highlights were on-site custom leather accessories by Layer x Layer, a photobooth and a performance by Wild Nothing.
See coverage of the event below. All images by TheSnobette.