Style Pick of the Week: Thursday Boots Roughout Captain Boot

Editor’s note: Expect these posts weekly detailing one standout item coveted by yours truly. Sometimes, these fit within budgetary restrictions and other times, they’re expensive splurges worth saving for. For more Wish List items from Beau, head here, and to see other Style Picks, head here.

Fit for trekking through all terrains, the Roughout Captain Boot is this week's Style Pick. Photo courtesy of Thursday Boots.

Fit for trekking through all terrains, the Roughout Captain Boot is this week’s Style Pick. Photo courtesy of Thursday Boots.

If you’re just joining us for the weekly Style Pick series here on The Style Guide, welcome! And welcome back if you’ve been around these parts before. Last week, we (and by we, I mean myself) covered a nice transitional cardigan to carry you into the chillier temps of fall. And this week, we’re tackling the boots you’ll need to pair with said cardigan (or sweater, or blazer, or henley). As that weather starts to change, more and more of us will find ourselves reaching for something more substantial, so now’s as good a time as any to hook up a pair. And when it comes to brands to look for, Thursday Boots has done some serious damage in the closets of stylish guys across the past year or so, ever since the brand launched on Kickstarter last fall. (Editor’s note: Stay tuned for more on these guys next week!). And that praise isn’t without reason. The brand is making some nice moves in the mid-to-high-priced boot market, and the Roughout Captain Boot  nails that category right on the head. Of course, their new releases — like the Duke Chelsea Boot — are worth a look, too.

But one way to style your Thursday Boots. Full review coming next week. Black slim jeans by American Apparel. Patterned socks by Richer Poorer.

But one way to style your Thursday Boots. Full review coming next week. Black slim jeans by American Apparel. Patterned socks by Richer Poorer.

But onto the Captain Boot. A pairr like this can work as in the photo at the top — alongside standard yet classic dark denim — or anchoring some slim grey wool trousers.The great thing about them is that if you have already have a pair of highly durable leather boots and are looking to add some textural variety to your footwear closet, these would be the way to go. Conversely, if you’re looking to test the waters but can’t afford to pony up for something pricier (like Huckberry’s new collaboration boot with Rancourt), this is a boot that offers slightly similar looks for a substantial amount less. And with a grippy rubber outsole and some solid additional touches like flat wax laces, Thursday Boots has crafted a pair that manages to stay sleek and functional at the same time. They’re worth a second look — and if you swing back by this blog next Wednesday, you’ll get just that!
Ernest Alexander
Are you familiar with Thursday Boots? How do you think they compare to their competitors?

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  1. […] News flash, news flash — it’s now mid-October. Quick, what do you have on your feet? If you’re anything like me, as soon as the temperatures dip, you reach for a sturdy, dependable pair of boots. The best pairs move seamlessly from being styled with staples like slim dark denim and a long-sleeve henley to sharp blazers and even, say, navy trousers. In short, the best pairs are like the Roughout Captain Boot from Thursday Boot Company. Based in New York City, this relatively small, bootstrapped operation (ha!) has quickly gained traction in the men’s style community for offering something that not a lot of other companies can boast — relatively affordable boots in multiple styles and colors, with some sharp new releases adding a stylistic edge to the brand’s offerings. In fact, you might recognize this pair from a recent Style Pick of the Week! […]


  2. […] Sleek, rugged and refined — very Bond-esque, indeed. The heritage footwear makers at Johnston & Murphy don’t skimp on the quality or durability of their boots — particularly not a pair like the rugged, refined and stellar-looking Karnes Alpine Boot. The blend of beautiful mahogany calfskin and dark brown nubuck at the padded ankle collar is an eye-catching, yet durable combination. Make no mistake, this is a very sleek pair of hikers that actually wouldn’t look out of place at the office. Granted, they’re the sort of luxury-type boot Bond might have worn in Scotland — so if you don’t want to get them too muddy, best to go with a dependable pair of broken-in boots. […]


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