As the seasons progressively change and winter approaches, the well-dressed gentleman should never become passive in outfitting himself appropriately from head to toe. In fact, “from head to toe”, despite the alteration of the weather, we have even more options available to keep up our look and stay warm at the same time. For most, the primary focus during colder months begins with keeping warm and dressing comfortably, but even so, there is always room for staying fashion-forward in the process. One way to do so that could top of your winter wardrobe is to invest in the right winter boots. Allow me to concisely and formally introduce you to my 4 fav winter boots for men…
The Chelsea Boot
One of the staple styles commonly seen on men’s feet during the mid-60s was none other than the Chelsea Boot. With British origin and an admirable reputation worn by the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the Chelsea Boot has managed to maintain a very consistent platform here now in the 21st century. To date, this popular sleek, slip-on boot can be seen worn by celebrity personality Kanye West and many others. The versatility of these boots lend themselves to different looks which can be stellar with a nice pair of slim-fitted jeans and a sweater or also worn more formally with the right cropped wool slacks and/or a suit. Chelsea boots come in a variety of styles and fabric options.
The Wingtip Boot and Brogue Boot
Another classic boot that is one of my all-time favorites is the Wingtip Boot. Along with its popular counterpart, the Brogue Boot, this classic shoe makes a timeless statement when put on. Originating from Ireland, this shoe was known for its practicality and durability which allowed water to drain from the perforated holes in the shoe when the wearer was crossing wet terrains during their journey. Although this shoe debuted as one that was ideal as an outdoor walking shoe, it has transcended into modern day classic shoe and boot that can set off a suit or cropped jean. These shoes both look amazing when paired with heaver fabrics such as wools or tweeds.
The Chukka Boot
The Chukka Boot is a great medium between modern and classic. One of the most popular pieces of footwear people tend to buy at Clarks is this shoe in particular. With its modern sleek profile on your feet, it can very easily be dressed up or down practically without effort. This shoe lends itself to endless creativity and pushes the bar a little where it concerns different personal style aesthetics. Personally, I’ve always liked the leather Chukka boot with a slim-fitting pair of dark washed Levis.
The Trench Boot
Finally, another boot that has become iconic among men’s fashion is known as the Trench Boot. This boot is so iconic, that many dapper gents have been seen very gracefully wearing them year round during both the warmer and colder seasons. Trench boots are also known as the “Perishing boot” which was used in World War I as a combat boot providing them with security and protection from the cold elements and mud in the field. Trending now, you will see a lot of gentleman rock these trench boots with cropped or rolled up denim. This look brings the right attention to the feet paralleling its ocean of eyelets and long signature laces. Trench Boots come in a variety of styles and are proven to provide impeccable traction and longevity.