The days are over where one pair of boots will get you through the colder months like they did in grade school. Now your wardrobe's more versatile, you get dressed for more occasions, and the walks to class are a wee bit further. Most guys, especially your age, neglect having a versatile boot selection. With dark tones and the same common fabrics in most outfits, your boots play a vital part in setting you apart from your peers. Here's a look at five styles that'll do just that:
The most comfortable boots that are perfect for walking in style, giving that you wear the right size and socks to go with them. These come in a cool, intelligent aesthetic that can be paired with practically any slim pant. We would keep them more on the casual side, but desert boots can even be dressed up to the point of business casual with a blazer and chinos.
Traditionally, desert boots have a reputation as a 'preppy' choice but they can be translated into other styles. One way is going with a black pair for a street style aesthetic, or going with a pair of slim denim and your favorite cardigan/sweater for your own personal flair.
Our Top Pick- Clarks Beeswax $130.00
Bring out that inner rockstar (or Kanye) that's in all of us. One of the ultimate tests of your style is this: what can you do with a pair of chelsea boots? If you can wear the slimmest pants and most-crisp shirt and look good, then you've pretty much got life figured out. Long gone are the days where the toughest part of your day is picking out an outfit (thank the chelsea boots gods for that one).
Although the style dates back to 150 years ago with the likes of The Beatles, its now being worn by men across the world with slim fit suits and skinny jeans. Just a few words of advice:
- Make sure your pants cover the top/front of the boot
- The more simple the design, the better
- Pair with a suit or casual wear to add versatility
Our Top Pick - Asos Suede Chelsea Boot $72.00
The every day boot that'll get you through anything except for when 'dressing up' is called for. You don't have to be working on the mill to wear these; in fact, they're more common than you think. Avoid wearing these for any semi-formal occasion at all costs.
It wouldn't be a stretch to avoid wearing this type of boot with khakis unless its with a chunky sweater or flannel. If you're wearing these with any outfit more formal than that, its probably the wrong occasion for them. Not too heavy and not too light — what more could you ask for?
Our Top Pick - H&M $69.99