Fast forward to these superb rubber boots. Thrifted. A quick on/off and I was sold. The problem was I didn’t attempt to tuck my pants into the boots. Well, imagine my despair to find that I can barely get them on, never mind over my skinny jeans. What to do? I could gift them to Goodwill and chalk it up to experience… or I could alter them to fit. You guessed it. I grabbed my scissors and cut them down the middle between the grommets . While I was at it, I prettified them up with some ribbon. Ah, now I can breathe. I may lose the ribbon down the road, but these nautical boots are here to stay.