As you might already know, I’m a former sneakerhead turned footwear collector. While I’ll always have love for a fresh pair of original Js, I have a stronger jones for a well-made pair of leather bottoms (which can be a much more expensive habit, at least in the short term).Of all the types of footwear I own, I would have to say that dress boots are my favorite category. They’re equal parts dressy and rugged, making them a versatile choice to enhance just about any look, under just about any conditions.
1. Sharp Chelsea Boots
The chelsea is sort of like the loafer of boots. It’s an easy slip-on style with Maxi Skirts an elastic ankle for flexibility Baum und Pferdgarten black Maxi skirt JAMYN and comfort. My advice is to look for a pair that has a sharp chiseled toebox similar to that of a benchmade pair of oxfords. Avoid anything overly round, chunky or “outdoorsy”. Instead, keep them sharp and lean, and wear them with everything from slim suits to stacked denim.
2. Sleek Leather Chukka Boots
Desert Boots with crepe soles (like Clarks) are very popular, but they will always look unmistakably casual. I prefer something a little sturdier and luxurious looking with leather (or thin rubber) soles. Again, avoid clunky toes, bulky soles, anything with unnecessary stitching lines, contrast laces/soles, buckles, straps, logos, etc. Keep ’em clean & mean for greatest versatility.
3. Captoe Lace-Up Boot
It’s hard to fail with a classic captoe lace-up boot, especially in a deep oxblood. As with all versatile footwear, keep them neutral, simple and streamlined and you’ll be wearing them over and over again, no matter the Ted Baker grey Across body bag occasion or weather.