Stuart Weitzman Sexy Boot Thursday…Buttons vs. Laces?

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Lacemeup by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!Weitzman Lacemeup
Buttonup by Stuart Weitzman   Manolo Likes!  Click!WeitzmanButtonup

Manolo says, above are two similar tall boots from Stuart Weitzman, the Lacemeup and the Buttonup. The Manolo likes both, very much, indeed they are both super fantastic.

And now here is the interesting psycho-stylistic question: Which do you find sexier, the buttons or the laces?

Although, as with all matters of sexiosity, personal taste will undoubtedly figure in your answer, the Manolo has decided, after much deliberation, that he finds laces to be inherently more sexier than the buttons.


18 Responses to “Stuart Weitzman Sexy Boot Thursday…Buttons vs. Laces?”

  1. jelodi97 Says:

    Buttons ftw! The laces are indeed sexy, but in more of a stripper way. The buttons are sexy in more of a sexy librarian way.

  2. Bronwyn Says:

    The laces remind one of Grandma’s corsets, while the buttons remind one of Grandma’s cardigans and shoes. Grandma as a young Edwardian lady you understand, not as the withered old crone she later became. The laces are therefore definitely sexier. Plus, they’re a little quicker and easier to get off in a hurry by feel when ones face and neck are being kissed all over by some gorgeous hunk of masculinity.

  3. Phyllis Says:

    Buttons pour moi!

  4. angelhair Says:

    Laces – because of course undoing them can be part of the seduction! The buttons look a little bit too much like something Judy Garland would have worn in “High Button shoes.”

  5. Jenifersf Says:

    No to get graphic, but laces, because of well…um…the aglet and grommet issue.

  6. Bellamama Says:

    It was a tough choice, but I have to go with buttons. The laces are sort of “pirate” to me, while the bitty buttons scream Gypsy Rose Lee.

  7. Cassie Says:

    Buttons! In part because they look somehow sleeker to me than the laces dangling there.

    And I did think, like Bronwyn, that the buttons would take forever to undo – which is part of the fun! Something for your partner to take care doing, or you can leave them on for a booted sexy look :)

  8. eowyn_2 Says:

    I think that the buttons are sexier, though it probably depends on what you mean by sexy, and just how you like your sexy.

    The laces to me are more overt sexy, while the buttons are understated sexy. Like jeloid97’s stripper vs. librarian analogy.

    Laces say the wild girl you see is the wild girl you get – and so have a lot of other people, thus diluting the potency. Buttons tantalize with stored-up sexy that is just asking to be unleashed.

    Well then. I’m hoping the hubby comes home soon. LOL

  9. Grand Mademoiselle Says:

    The buttons, without a doubt. They don’t look cheap, or silly.

  10. raincoaster Says:

    I think buttons if you’re a lesbian, laces if you’re straight. I read too much Victorian porn, apparently.

  11. Victor Says:

    Laces. I can’t rationalize it, just as I can’t rationalize the sky being blue, but laces are sexier than buttons.

  12. Cara Says:

    Buttons. I still remember the scene of “Age of Innocence” in the carriage, when Daniel Day-Lewis is unbottoning Michelle Pfeiffer’s glove – one of the most erotic movie scenes ever.

  13. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    The buttons. They whisper sexiness, while the laces shout it. And a whisper is always sexier than a shout.

    My husband wouldn’t find these boots sexy though — bless the man, he’s a wonderful husband, but he finds all high heels to be ridiculous.

  14. Kai Jones Says:

    To me the laces are bondage, while the buttons are vanilla–and I find the buttons sexier because I think of bondage in the “I’ve been kidnapped by a serial killer who is going to kill me” sense rather than the “How exciting that I will just struggle and the person who tied me up can use me as they please!” sense.

  15. dangster Says:

    I prefer the buttons. It makes the boot look more sleek.

    And according to that 1 review on Zappos for the lace boot, the laces are purely for decorative purposes.

  16. Meredith Says:

    I think the buttons looks puritanical and stuffy.. which leads me to love the laces. :) Super sexy and more free-spirited!

  17. Robyn Marie Says:

    Personally, I’d have to go with the buttons. Although boots with laces can be fun as well. I just think boots without a lot of stuff hanging off them look more sleek and sophisticated.

  18. Chris Fulton Says:

    The Alexandra, Duchesa de Wallachia (my wife with the vampire accent) asks to where she must look to find the pointed boots? The Pointed toes? What happens here? Does she have to fly to Bucharest or Montevideo to find the pointed leather boots? All here are now round. These Americans are like the cattles moving all together the same way.
    What is the best pointed leather boot?

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