A necessity of any stylish man’s wardrobe, there are few examples of footwear that are as durable and reliable as boots. In addition to the fact that they come in all shapes and styles, and are versatile enough to wear all year round, boots are not only a practical but a potentially fashion-forward addition to almost any outfit.
Particularly in the colder winter months, it can be difficult for some to dress well and stay comfortably warm. This yet again proves the fact that a pair of boots can finish a look, even when it comes to more formal occasions.
If you want a shoe with a little character of its own, perhaps to put some flair into a plainer outfit, why not try boots like these Ted Baker Sealls or these Ted Baker brogue ankle boots? Both would pair well with a smart shirt and jeans or fitted trousers.
Alternatively, if you need a boot that you can play off against almost any style choice, the Chelsea boot has proven itself time and time again as a staple of men of all ages and dress preferences. Boots such as these from Sweeney London or these from Grenson Declan have a lot of character and can endure even the harshest cold and wet with a bit of time invested in their maintenance.
Suitable for both formal and informal occasions, the Chelsea boot is a more than worthwhile addition to your shoe collection, especially when paired with well fitting jeans and a wool coat.
The Chukka boot can also be worn as a more adaptable shoe choice. As they typically fit to your ankle, they aren’t all that different to regular shoes, yet provide the comfort and longevity of a boot.
These brown leather Chukkas from Timberland are a safer and flexible choice, but if you’re looking for a pair of boots which assert a little more risk, these navy boots from Barbour might be just what you’re looking for.
The most important factor to consider when it comes to purchasing boots of any cut, particularly when you’re wearing them to dress up, is this; it’s best to spend extra money on real leather or suede rather than fake materials.
Not only can fake leather and suede look cheap – especially in formal situations – but boots made of the real thing will inevitably last longer and age better with the proper care of them.
Written by Poppy O’Brien