To be honest Fall and Winter are our favourite seasons… fashionwise. Dont get me wrong, summer, sun, beaches and stuff is just sweet and I’m already looking forward to going on my next summer vacation, but when it comes to summer outfits, they oftentimes do not seem to exceed the usual shorts-tshirt-sneaker combo (remember: flip flops are a big no no!). Seriously, in Fall we all begin to dress like real men again. It’s the time of the year where you can show off your sartorial skills and rock that great waxed canvas jacket, a cozy virgin wool sweater and of course some nice sturdy boots. I mean sneakers are really great and I think there’s nothing wrong with wearing them in Fall and Winter. But as soon as you have to pave your way through snowy sidewalks, your feet will feel like they are wrapped up in soggy old rags. So if your winter gear still lacks some decent boots, you might want to take a look at our suggestions after the jump.
Adam Kimmel – Storm Boots
Adam Kimmel never ceases to surprise us with exceptional pieces. The Storm boots come in an outstanding blue colourway and feature hiking boots lace hooks, sturdy rubber soles and a soft leather lining, making them not only a pleasure to look at but also to wear. They are available at Soto.
Dr. Martens – M.I.E. Harris Tweed Beckett 8 Eye Boot
Two British icons, Dr. Martens and Harris Tweed, joined forces to create this exceptional take on the classic 8 eye boot. The boot comes with a tweed upper and the famous Bouncing Soles. It is now available at Oki-Ni.
Pierre Hardy – Black Shearling Mat Boots
Usually I’m not that amazed by Pierre Hardy, but the sleek minimalist style of this particular boot from the current Fall/Winter collection just caught my eye. An understated leather silhouette and a comfortable crepe wedge sole is paired with a shearling lining. Get it at Ssense.
Quoddy – Grizzly Boots
The US is home to a bunch of great brands when it comes to premium footwear. This applies above all to Maine’s Quoddy, who already look back on over a hundred years of experience. The moccasin style shoes and boots are heavily influenced by native craft and are still hand sewn at their Lewiston workshop, making every pair one of a kind. The crowning piece of their collection is without doubt the Grizzly boot. The tough and exceptionally well crafted hunting boot features a leather upper and a comfortable crepe sole, making it the best choice, wether you are creeping up on an unsuspecting deer or go for a casual walk in the park. Get it at OiPolloi.
VISVIM – Veritus Folk Boot
VISVIM is without any doubt one of the leading streetwear brands there is. Hiroki Nakamura never ceases to surprise us with a constant amazing output. The Veritus Folk boot is just one of the many reasons why VISVIM will keep rocking the scene for many years to come. The boots are handmade with great craftsmanship in Japan. They feature a premium Kudu leather and waxed canvas upper and a Vibram sole. Get them at colette.
Yves Saint Laurent – Leather-Trimmed Flannel Boots
Judging from Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Saint Laurent Paris, which did not really differ from the stuff he made back in the Dior Homme days, chances are dangerously high that the coming winter collections will also be made with skinny 16 years old boys in mind. Maybe that’s your last chance to get your hands on some decent YSL boots, that will actually make you look like a man and not a teenage wannabe rockstar from 2005. We suggest the ones above, featuring a flannel and leather upper and a nice chunky sole. Get them at Mr Porter.
Yuketen – Dress Chukka Gator Black
Look at these beauties. These Chucka boots by Yuketen provide the perfect combination of rugged and sleek. They feature a premium crocodile textured leather upper, tone on tone stitching and leather laces, leather lining and insole, all on top of a sturdy ripple sole, which gives you that extra bit of traction. They are available at Tres Bien.