The weather is cooling down (anywhere else but LA, at least), clouds are collecting in the sky, and the easy breezy flow of summer living is fading away. Must be time to put your flip-flops and swim trunks away and get ready for the changing colors of autumn. With that thought in mind, here’s a selection of some great-looking boots (in a variety of styles) that you can pick up this fall. These smart boots will keep your feet dry and warm when the crispy weather sets in, and they also shouldn’t break the bank — for the most part.
Frye Tyler Engineer Boots
Comfortable Italian leather, a bit of a retro look and a zipper in the back not only make these boots easy to get into and comfortable to wear, they also give the owner the ability to add a bit of class and a badass flavor to his wardrobe. Stylish, yet extremely tough looking at the same time.
If you’re looking for a more substantial boot, the ALDO Karolek has got you and your ankles (plus half of your calf) covered. Coming in dark gray, cognac and black, these intimidating military boots will have you looking incredibly chic, and fit for combat all in one go.
Tod’s Leather Lace-up Ankle Boots
If you decide to purchase a pair of these leather lace-up ankle boots by Tod’s, you’ll be telling the world you know something about footwear. Elegant (if a tad on the pricy side) and simple, these vintage-looking boots are the perfect choice for the discerning gentleman who wants to flaunt his sense of fashion by means of the material he chooses to cover his feet with.
Tyler Plain Toe Boots
There’s nothing “plain” about how these plain toe boots look. Burnished leather and rawhide laces come together in a seemingly odd mixture of ruggedness and refinement. Somehow it all works, making for a boot that can be worn for a variety of occasions and terrain.
Sebago Tremont Chukka Boots
Sebago’s Tremont Chukka Boots are simple, stylish and very cool lace-ups that are great for walking. Wonderful for wearing in a business-casual environment, or with a pair of fancy jeans, as well as for hiking around during the weekend when you’ll be both indoors and outside.
If you’re after a bit of sturdy Aussie footwear, you can’t go wrong with the Rohnan, by UGG. These waterproof boots, with full-grain-leather upper portions, also come with some pretty killer tread that will let you cover and conquer a variety of topography as you slog through the elements. Chic and hardcore at the same time.
Calvin Klein Carlisle
For the discerning gentlemen after a sleek-looking men’s Chelsea boot, as well as a famous brand name, the Calvin Klein Carlisle will definitely satisfy all of his trend needs. With a pair of black Jodhpur boots (another name for Chelsea boots) adorning his feet, he’ll be the king of fashion and looking great.
Clarks Desert Boots
Clarks Desert Boots are tasteful, without being overly complicated at the same time. Every fella out there should have a pair of well-made desert boots to complete his wardrobe. Coming in a variety of playful and friendly colors (oak, sand, tobacco, navy, stone camouflage, etc.), you can now match your clothing with your suede boots. Perfect for the guy who really likes to color coordinate.
Tod’s Leather Chelsea Boots
Just can’t get enough of the easy-to-slip-on Chelsea boots? Fear not, because we’ve got you covered (literally) with another selection. While Tod’s Leather Chelsea Boots are quite a bit pricier than the boots by Calvin Klein we mentioned earlier, for some men, price doesn’t really matter. Graceful lines brimming over with style define these boots, which can be worn with pride (assuming you can afford them).
Josef Seibel Sascha 12
Ah, comfort and a reasonable price. We’re back-to-basics here with Josef Seibel Sascha 12. These robust yet modish boots look good with jeans and even casual dress slacks. And the great news is you can pick up a pair, in either black or brown, for well under a hundred bucks. Who says taking care of your feet and staying ahead of (or at least neck in neck) with the fashion curve has to take a dent out of your wallet? Well, a lot of people say that, but you’re smart enough to find a better way, if so motivated.