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Wolfn 07-26-2009 06:24 PM

Would these moccasins be cool for a guy?
 
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Joe's Dad 07-26-2009 06:29 PM

I'm wearing Levis and a white t-shirt right now! I should trade in my New Balance's for a pair of those moccassins. They are COOL!!!

Iowa_Boy 07-26-2009 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfn (Post 1327806)
I'm part Native American (Ojibwe Tribe) and I'm getting in touch with my roots. I would really like to start wearing some moccasins in public because I really like the style and they are really comfortable.

What would you think if you saw a guy wearing these moccasins with blue jeans a t-shirt?

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...omoccasins.jpg

those are Navajo, thought you said you were part Ojibwe.

Wolfn 07-26-2009 08:48 PM

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SuzzeQ4 07-26-2009 09:32 PM

As you get more in touch with your roots you'll learn that each Nation has there own ways and culture. There are similarities but there are differences too. Imagine you were part Japanese, would you wear Chinese or Korean clothing to get in touch with being Japanese?...nope cause they are all different despite all being Asian....same thing. Cool mocs, check out some Ojibway mocs, they are nice and have beautiful beadwork. Plus every other NDN will look at your feet and be like "Swet Ojibway mocs!"...which would be what you want...you don't want to be explaining to everyone that your wearing some sweet Navajo mocs but your actually Ojibway. Not saying you shouldn't wear them, just saying it's probably not going to be what you want in the long run.

Wolfn 07-26-2009 10:14 PM

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Joe's Dad 07-27-2009 01:43 AM

You can get the Navajo chooz and if you're out and about, and somebody ask you why you're wearing Navajo chooz, jusss tell them you're Navajo!

Wojapi4Me 07-27-2009 07:41 AM

I always prefer mocs from the Nike Tribe.

Tlinkamoe 07-27-2009 08:12 AM

"The Nike Tribe".....too funny! That's my preference also. :lol:
:thumbsup:

Iowa_Boy 07-27-2009 09:53 AM

so you want to be Ojibwe, but not in public?

Wolfn 07-27-2009 10:09 AM

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Iowa_Boy 07-27-2009 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfn (Post 1327965)
Well, I'm not going to wear full regalia in public or anything.

the point everyone is making is that you can't just pick and choose what you like, if your Ojibwe don't go around wearing navajo mocs to the mall acting all "ndn". OOOOOHHH, look, he must be ndn, he's wearing moccasins. If all it takes for you to be an ndn is slipping on a pair of mocs that were made in China or someplace like that then get yourself a kilt, a sombrero, a samurai sword, and make yourself the frickin united nations.


I'm a nike man myself.

Joe's Dad 07-27-2009 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Iowa_Boy (Post 1327968)
the point everyone is making is that you can't just pick and choose what you like, if your Ojibwe don't go around wearing navajo mocs to the mall acting all "ndn". OOOOOHHH, look, he must be ndn, he's wearing moccasins. If all it takes for you to be an ndn is slipping on a pair of mocs that were made in China or someplace like that then get yourself a kilt, a sombrero, a samurai sword, and make yourself the frickin united nations.


I'm a nike man myself.

And don't forget the bone choker.



Over in the biking forums, they put a +1 if they agree with the poster.

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tribaltagz 07-27-2009 11:25 AM

HOnestly, It sounds like you'd already made up your mind about the mocs before you even made the post.
To me, mocs are not the best footwear for modern life. They weren't made to deal with hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt but were created to adapt to their surroundings. Save your mocs for dancing. If you want something to display your NDN-ness, I think some fully beaded Converse would be keen! I always thought it would be cool to have a pair!

steelemagnolia63 07-27-2009 05:06 PM

I'm a New Balance ndn myself...... and my moccs have Dr. Schols gel inserts in them cause they are not made for hard flooring....

injunboy 07-27-2009 08:54 PM

i say go for it!

but if u start getin bowlegged, and feelin like chasin sheep ur on ur own. jks

2lineCarrandMorgan 07-27-2009 09:00 PM

he might have to beat the gurls off with a stick ...humm or maybe not lol... lol...

itsmeuc 07-27-2009 09:13 PM

How bout this; wear them, and see what kind of reaction you get...i'd laugh if i seen a guy wearin those, but i laugh alot so...lol... it may look different but if it feels good then who gives a shiat! i'd laugh but, not in anyway would it be from malice, if you were soo fine i wouldnt care what type of shoe or moc you had on...usually a well put together outfit, although weird and different, could look really cool. but dont wear anything else native otherwise your pushing it, and you may get pushed off the curb.....

itsmeuc 07-27-2009 09:14 PM

How bout this; wear them, and see what kind of reaction you get...i'd laugh if i seen a guy wearin those, but i laugh alot so...lol... it may look different but if it feels good then who gives a shiat! i'd laugh but, not in anyway would it be from malice, if you were soo fine i wouldnt care what type of shoe or moc you had on...usually a well put together outfit, although weird and different, could look really cool. but dont wear anything else native otherwise your pushing it, and you may get pushed off the curb.....

superndngyrl 07-28-2009 12:32 PM

i second the beaded converses!

you should make some of those and show the non-natives that you're native cuz you got some mad beading skills!


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