Personally, I'm more a fan of the above hardcore style, esp with high boots or combat boots and high socks.
(oh and, where the hell have I been? Working working working... I've been getting hit up for freelance gigs in addition to my day job, which is already high-pressure/high volume as is! typical nyc bullshit, overbooked myself and even had to take time off from work to work on these projects, which of course caused me to get behind in my day-job work. It's been about two weeks, and i'm only now beginning to get caught up. Today's been the only free day I've had in over a month, and I'm weirdly anxious like I feel like i'm neglecting or forgetting something...)