The sheer timelessness of Timbs can’t be overstated. The work boot has emerged not only as a staple on construction sites and workshops, but is commonly seen on city streets, runways, and collection lookbooks. Today, the boot has become a staple within streetwear. Special Timbs made in collaboration with brands like Supreme, Comme des Garçons, and Off-White have become coveted collectibles, while Timberland boots like the World Hiker or “Beef and Broccolis” have built its own cult following. The boot is also a New York City staple, something you can’t miss if you so much as walk down the street in the colder months (and sometimes the warmer ones).

If you have no idea how to wear Timberlands, this is where to start. It’s easy to get the look wrong with a pair of pants that are too baggy or an outfit that’s too dressy with them. Even some of your favorite celebrities need some coaching on how to adjust the boots’ wide leather tongue or how to lace them.  While there are several ways to rock your Timbs—from loose lacing to tongue folding—we’re here to show you how to pull off a pair of the six-inch classics, and help you care for your boots, too. This is how to wear Timberland boots.