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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 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!
Are you familiar with Thursday Boots? How do you think they compare to their competitors?