2 Must Have Boots for Every Man's Wardrobe

2 Must Have Boots For Every Man’s Wardrobe

Although it is still warm outside, fall will come soon and with it the opportunity to wear boots. In the past we already covered a number of different boots but we received many questions about what boots to wear when you just start your collection, so here you go: My recommend 2 Must Have Boots For Every Man’s Wardrobe

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Now that you’ve mastered the three most essential shoes in a man’s shoe closet, you may want to expand it to boots.

We now live in an era where it really depends on what you do, the next shoe purchase I would make is a pair of Chukka boots. They are also known as desert boots and they’re made out of suede and it’s really cool because it adds a different texture to your existing three shoes and you can wear it casually or with a suit. I really like them in a mid-brown color however you should make sure to get a color that is different from what you already have simply to increase versatility and the looks of your outfits will change that way. A good alternative to Chukka boots is a bit more formal and great for city wear is called the Chelsea boot. Basically, the Chelsea boot is like a shoe, it’s an ankle boot, it’s a little higher, good for fall and winter and it has an insert that is flexible on the sides so you can just slip in like with a loafer. You can wear it with suits too and sometimes they come with really colorful inserts on the side, in red, green or blue. While it adds character, it also makes the shoe less versatile so if you are just starting out and it’s your fourth shoe, maybe get a tone and tone insert. In terms for colors of a Chelsea boot, I recommend you either get like black or dark chocolate brown or something in the brown family simply so you can wear it with all your outfits and you don’t stand out. If you want to know more about Chelsea boots, which boots I recommend and in different price ranges, please check out our guide.

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2 Must Have Boots For Every Man's Wardrobe
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Find out the two Must Have Boots that any gentleman must have in his shoe closet.

14 replies
  1. Quentin says:

    Raphael, a great article. Thank you for sharing, as always.

    With the colder months and snow not far away I would enjoy seeing an article that covers boots more suitable for the snow.

    Additionally, I’ve been researching on cloaks, capes and capelets and would enjoy reading an article covering this topic. It seems these garments have been somewhat lost from fashion. I would like to include these in my wardrobe but am unsure if they’re still appropriate and would like some places to find them.

    Respectfully yours

    • Matt D says:

      Quentin,

      I’d be curious as well. Here in drab Oregon, it’s not uncommon to have months on end of rain & fog etc. I’ve looked online for capes & cloaks but normally find myself on some movie prop or costume website for those wishing to show up at a Halloween party as Sherlock?

      Nothing wrong w/ a one-time-use gag item for a few laughs BUT, again they were so practical for this type of climate for many years. The guys who show up at events w/ “dress up” Goretex zip up’s always come off as selling the outdoorsy a bit much? Works much better for younger gents actually [at] a ski lodge.

  2. MICHAEL KOLIGIAN says:

    OPEN YOUR HORIZONS TO THE MOST DAPPER BOOT OUT THERE. IT IS THE KROOP BOOT COMPANY “ZIPPER JODHPUR”.

    IT IS AMERICAN MADE, WITH ALL THE QUALITY FEATURES OF FINE HAND MADE ENGLISH BOOTS, BUT AT HALF THE PRICE,

    OR LESS.

    I HAVE WORN THEM FOR FIFTY YEARS. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, AND ADD THE “SPORTY” TOUCH TO SLACKS AND

    SWEATER, OR TO ANY TWEED JACKET OUTFIT. THEY ALSO WEAR WELL, AND DO NOT CONVEY ANY THOUGHTS OF

    “CLUNKINESS”, AS SOME BRITISH BOOTS DO.

    LOOK THEM UP. THE KROOP BOOT COMPANY, AND I BELIEVER THEY ARE IN LAUREL, MARYLAND. THEY ARE USUALLY

    AVAILABLE IN HIGH END SADDLERY SHOPS, NEAR MAJOR RACETRACKS.

    RESPECTFULLY,

    MICHAEL KOLIGIAN

  3. Mike Seale says:

    I didn’t read any of the comments. The jopher polo boot is so much cooler than the desert boot. The desert, chukka boot is an understatement . I don’t want to make an understatement . Get a pair of house shoes or Chuga boots if you want an understatement. Chucka
    boots don’t cut it.

  4. Colin says:

    Quentin & Matt D.
    Look up the Inverness coat for the ‘Sherlock’ style coat that you are referring to.
    There are still a number of makers in Scotland and bespoke is an affordable option.
    Alternatively Chrysalis also used to make them (not sure if they still do)
    There’s also the Driza-Bone Waxed cotton that has a cape over the top.
    Michael Koligian
    Your Caps lock is STUCK

  5. Steve says:

    I have two pairs of Chukka boots, in leather rather than suede. A black pair of Crockett and Jones, as featured in the Skyfall movie, which I much prefer to my Chelsea boots and are also practical for the office in bad weather. But it’s my pair of mahogany grain leather Chukka boots from Joseph Cheaney, more easily matched with casual wear, that attract more admiring comments than any footwear I have ever owned.

  6. Darren says:

    Please look into and do an article on RM Williams boots. These are an Australian brand of elastic sided ankle boots, similar in style to Chelsea boots. Each pair is handcrafted from a single piece of leather and therefore only has one seam. They may be little known outside of Australia; I am not sure. However, I would doubt that it is possible to own a better quality or stylish pair of boots. I have four: two black and two brown. They can be worn with jeans or a suit; I now very rarely wear dress shoes, I only wear these boots as they are appropriate for nearly all occasions. I expect that they will outlast me. PS I don’t have any association with the company; I just love them and think any gentleman of style should own a least one pair.

      • Darren Welsh says:

        Schneider, a totally uncalled for put-down. I know you will lack the courage to leave this reply unmoderated. I had my doubts about you with regard to the article on Al Capone, but I know longer have any doubts. You are an arrogant, conceited little man. Please remove me from your mailing list forthwith.

        • Sven Raphael Schneider says:

          Darren,
          It is normal for people to have different opinions on things. Gentlemen can discuss their differences in a civilized way, others use insults.
          If you like RM Williams, that’s great. Own it, explain why you like them but don’t expect anybody else to love them.

          • Alexandros A. Lavdas says:

            Just to say, congratulations for the excellent, restrained reply to the message by Mr Welsh. As you said, gentlemen can discuss their differences in a civilized way without using insults – but, sadly, many people find it easy to just fire insults at each other through the internet.

  7. D J Lloyd says:

    Darren’s insulting message is entirely out of order.
    He clearly doesn’t agree with your comments but this is not the way a ‘gentleman’ conducts himself.
    Darren, you should issue an apology.
    Regards
    David

  8. Harry says:

    Hi Ralph,
    I own 3 pairs of chukka boots – 2 suede in brown color variety and one in CXL. I just love Alden chukkas in Leydon and Barrie last. I wear those boots with my chinos (khaki, beige, dark grey and navy) paired with midnight blue blazer. I would like to try the Chelsea boots in the future. I think these boots paired with wool trousers would be a winner in looks, thanks for a great article!

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