So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

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So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby SoGone » 09 Jun 2010, 14:53

And while we're on the subject of lyrics, what's "have you ever tried it that way" refer to?
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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby Ghost World » 09 Jun 2010, 19:39

SoGone wrote:And while we're on the subject of lyrics, what's "have you ever tried it that way" refer to?

Bumming?

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby sunshine » 09 Jun 2010, 19:59

:shock: :lol:

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby mark » 09 Jun 2010, 21:19

Ever tried it that way - erm yeah I guess that's something to do with gay sex - looks like arse licking in the backdrop film at the end of the song in the introducing the band film....!!!

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby SoGone » 10 Jun 2010, 00:09

Haha, that's what I figured, but there's nothing that explicitly spells it out, so it could have been any number of perverse (?) things.
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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby disco bunny » 10 Jun 2010, 14:23

I guess it refers very much to the lyrics before, but has this second "meaning" most refer to.

Well but you never know... I guess it has different meanings for everyone...

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby sunshine » 10 Jun 2010, 19:03

that's the beauty of literature!

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby mark » 10 Jun 2010, 21:07

yeah - words like bumming especially!!!! :roll: :wink: :wink:

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby sunshine » 11 Jun 2010, 19:19

:lol:

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby urchin » 18 Jun 2010, 22:22

I always imagined them to be Doc Martens. I was obsessed with Doc Martens at the time though, so maybe I'm biased haha! All I wanted during my early teens was a pair of bloody Docs!, and my Dad wouldnt let me because he wanted me to look like a 'lady'.. :)

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby sweeney » 26 Jul 2010, 23:41

urchin wrote:I always imagined them to be Doc Martens. I was obsessed with Doc Martens at the time though, so maybe I'm biased haha! All I wanted during my early teens was a pair of bloody Docs!, and my Dad wouldnt let me because he wanted me to look like a 'lady'.. :)


Yep you're right. DM's where sold accolding to lace holes. Can't remember whether they sold 16 holers. I'm guessing they would be the regular ankle boots

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby flow23 » 01 Aug 2010, 10:53

urchin wrote:I always imagined them to be Doc Martens. I was obsessed with Doc Martens at the time though, so maybe I'm biased haha! All I wanted during my early teens was a pair of bloody Docs!, and my Dad wouldnt let me because he wanted me to look like a 'lady'.. :)


i think they are dm´s. the 16eyess were later reduced to 14 and 8eyes

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Re: So what exactly are "sixteen hole boots"?

Postby YaaL » 03 Aug 2010, 03:08

There are two schools:
* you count pairs of eyelets (and that's what DM uses), so 16-hole is almost knee-high
* you count the total number of eyelets, so it's half of above => 16-hole would be the classic just-above-ankle boot, which would be 8-hole in DM naming convention


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