Boots, we love them. Boots are perfect for wearing in autumn and winter or all seasons if you prefer. They are a must have in a mans wardrobe and they can add a whole new element to your look. We have picked 6 of the best boots for men that you can wear for going out or some even for a smart look. They can be matched with casual jeans, shirt, jacket or trousers, shirt and blazer for a retro smart look.
6] Church’s Chelsea boots (£390)
Chelsea boots are synonymous with good quality footwear. Church’s ‘Houston’ version is a fresh update on the style and has been meticulously crafted in England from buffed black leather. They have comfortable rubber soles and easily pull on with the help of the heel tabs. This clean-cut pair casts a sleek silhouette that will look equally smart alongside jeans or tailoring.
5] Officine Creative (£415)
Officine Generale’s footwear is carefully handcrafted in Italy by a trusted collective of artisans. These cap-toe boots are made from rich chocolate leather that’s lightly creased and distressed for a love-worn finish – the brand believes that these subtle imperfections are “evocative characteristics conveying a source of experience and life”. Pair them with jeans and a white t-shirt for a really cool look.
4] Visvim (£950)
“I love a product that lives with me, follows my life and looks better with time,” says visvim founder Mr Hiroki Nakamura. These ‘Zermatt’ boots have been made in Japan using a combination of traditional artisan and modern techniques. Crafted from black suede, they are punctuated with white stitching inspired by traditional moccasins and finished with burnished-gold hardware. This rugged pair is finished with waxed laces, pull tabs and set on Vibram Gumlite soles for a lightweight feel and dependable grip. A really cool pair of boots.
3] Hugo Boss Desert Boots (£260)
Inspired by the rugged styles worn by army officers based in Cairo during WWII, the desert boot was adopted by teddy boys in the ’50s and flamboyant ’60s dandies. It’s now considered a timeless, understated choice, so this pair by Hugo Boss is a real investment. They have been made in Italy from midnight-blue suede and are set on lightweight EVA rubber-crepe soles for traction.
2] Saint Laurent (£600)
Saint Laurent is known for reinventing the classics. A contemporary take on the traditional Chelsea boot popularised by mods in the ’60s, this pair has been crafted in Italy from plush tan suede – a fine alternative to black that will complement a host of smart-casual looks. The elasticated side inserts ensure a comfortable fit.
1] Ermenegildo Zegna (£1050)
Ermenegildo Zegna’s polished boots will make a smart impression whether teamed with a navy suit or simply jeans. Expertly made in Italy, this pair has two side zips, meaning you don’t have to force the leather out of shape when taking them on and off. The Goodyear-welted construction will certainly withstand frequent commuting, but can be resoled if need be.[image from mrporter]