See Now, Buy Now: Prep for Early Fall with Huckberry’s All-Weather Duckboots

Is it ever too early to prep for fall, especially with prepping for fall involves shopping Huckberry bestsellers aplenty? I should certainly think not, and that early fall preparation becomes all the more crucial (and useful) if you happen to be shopping for the best men’s boots for fall (and beyond). You never know when fall weather might strike, or when you might need a new pair of work boots, or rain boots — or better still, work boots and rain boots rolled into one. That leads us to today’s Monday edition of the See Now, Buy Now series, and the Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots. Again, they’re a bestseller at Huckberry for good reason — or rather, plenty of reasons. They’ve been a fan favorite seemingly since they debuted, and they’re back this season in full force. This is very good news for lovers of the best boots for men (guilty as charged there).

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Prep for fall the right way

They’re billed as a waterproof hybrid pair of boots, and not only waterproof – 100 percent waterproof. It’s the kind of attention to detail and an attitude committed to going the extra mile for which Huckberry is known. The Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots are made to be worn around the city through inclement weather on morning commutes, but they also come in quite handy when you hit the trail or dash out of town on fall weekend camping trips. And naturally, if you want a rugged, go-anywhere pair of boots for casual days in the park or at the brewery, the Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots are going to come in mighty handy. It only gets better from there.

SHOP: The Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots

The unbelievably rugged Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots blend the best of both worlds when it comes to form and function. Style-wise, you can select from a sleek all-black pair or handsome brown leather without losing any looks at all. The shock-absorbing midsole should prove remarkably comfortable for long days on your feet, and they’re also built with a breathable membrane to keep your feet from overheating. What does all of this functionality mean for you? It means that these are your new favorite boots for fall, easily. The full-grain leather upper meets the rubberized leather rand design in the front without missing a beat (or allowing water to penetrate the boots, for that matter). It’s all finished off nicely with a super-durable and grippy, high-traction Vibram outsole for maximum reliability on slippery surfaces.

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They’re the best men’s boots for fall

As if all of that wasn’t enough, speed hook lacing gives them a snug fit akin to hiking boots, and yet, the Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots look just as stylish with jeans as they do work pants. Add in, say, a rugged Huckberry henley and a flannel shirt, or else the famed Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket (or all three layers), and you’ve got an essential fall #OOTD all sorted out. Plus, they retail for under $200, and you can’t beat that sort of deal on the coolest, most rugged boots for the season ahead.

SHOP: The Huckberry All-Weather Duckboots

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Your New Favorite Boots for Spring

My friends, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be mighty hesitant to stow away your favorite boots, even as spring weather starts to roll through town in earnest. But that’s where today’s #OOTD comes into play, because we’re going to talk all about how you can keep wearing your new favorite boots, even through the balmy days of spring. It all starts, naturally, with finding the right pair of boots.

They’ve got to be lightweight yet durable, they’ve got to be able to handle the demands of spring weather and spring pursuits — from casual days at that reopened office to afternoons hanging out at your favorite brewery — and they’ve got to pack in a lot of bang for your buck. As you’ll see below, the best boots for men are coming at you courtesy of Huckberry and the brand’s recently launched line of workwear-inspired boots. They’re supported, of course, by plenty of other new Huckberry essentials, and that’s a great thing for you indeed. We’re talking the best henley for men, plus some classic selvage jeans and an investment-level watch. I don’t want to spoil the rest of it, but believe me when I say it’s going to look great and perform quite well for you this season (to say the very least). Lace ’em up and let’s get to work.

  • The Boots: Rhodes Footwear Bozeman Boots, $265 — Let’s build this #OOTD from the ground up with the best boots for men this season. These workwear-inspired boots are rugged, durable and yet built on a lightweight wedge outsole.
  • The Henley: Marine Layer Lightweight Henley, $68 –The key with this rugged and functional ensemble is the right supporting pieces, like the best henley for men, done up in a lightweight fabric.
  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Jacket, $178 — This Flint and Tinder trucker jacket is a stone-cold classic, and now it’s done up with unlined construction. Call it one of the best spring jackets for men.
  • The Spring Denim: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, $168 — Back at it with more gear from Flint and Tinder, this time featuring some of the best jeans for men this spring. The stretch selvage is comfortable and versatile.
  • The Watch: Alsta Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Watch, $2,090 — Bear with me here, because this investment-level watch is durable, incredibly well-made, and highly precise. It’s the best men’s watch for this ensemble, guaranteed.
  • The Belt: Flint and Tinder 365 Belt, $85 –Every great ensemble requires the best accessories, like one of the most dependable leather belts for men out there. And yes, it’s from Flint and Tinder.
  • The Grooming Essential: ASYSTEM Performance Skincare , $55 — Stock up on a handy trio of the best men’s grooming essentials, and reap the rewards with refreshed skin for spring.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid, $240 — Mystery Ranch makes some of the best everyday carry gear for guys, and this durable hybrid bag is made to go anywhere you go this season.

That’s going to wrap up todays #OOTDD, and quite nicely at that, right? Right. Fear not boots lovers, because you can assuredly keep wearing some of the best boots for men this spring, as long as you’ve found the right pair. And in my humble opinion, those workwear-inspired boots as shown above are going to be the right way to go, to say the very least. The ensemble gets all the better, though — it’s accented with a lightweight henley for spring layering, and not just any old henley. Again, in my opinion, the best henley for men only gets better when you pair it with one of the best spring jackets for men, a rugged trucker jacket that just improves with age. Naturally, some of the best jeans for men complement this look quite nicely and in casual-yet-rugged fashion, while an investment-level watch is the natural next step as far as your accessories are concerned. Finish it off with a leather belt from Flint and Tinder, grab some of the best everyday carry gear for guys and get ready to hit the road in style. Or rather, get to ready to get done whatever it is you need to get done. Cheers to spring!

The Sunday Sale: Get More Than 30 Percent Off the Best Spring Boots at FRYE

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Some of the best Chelsea boots for men this spring, and for a great deal right now.

Folks, you need some new boots for spring. You also need a deal on some of the best men’s boots, the FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots, right now via today’s Sunday Sale (they’re nearly 35 percent off, for the record). Of course, past iterations have talked about everything from a deal on the best men’s shirt for spring to the best men’s cashmere sweater, but let’s switch gears for a second and talk about the boots you need for spring, right now. They’re coming at you via lauded heritage bootmaker FRYE, and it helps that they’re also up for grabs via a terrific deal in the FRYE men’s sale section.

Of course, FRYE has been making some of the best boots for men, period, for years (and years, and years — over 100!), so when the time comes to get a discount on a pair, you’d do well to act as quickly as possible. The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots are everything you could want in a pair of lightweight spring Chelsea boots, featuring oiled suede that should wear extremely well with light wash denim for spring (or indigo denim, or olive chinos). The silhouette on these stylish men’s Chelsea boots is sleek and yet not overly slender, like some Chelsea boots, meaning they can be worn casually as well as with dressier slim navy chinos, for example.

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FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots

An outsole that blends comfort with traction and functionality? Sign me up.

The kicker here is that these boots pack in all of these features while retailing for under $200, a downright steal considering all the usage you’re going to get out of them. The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots also feature an unlined interior so your feet won’t overheat as the thermostat climbs, and the EVA sole provides comfort and lightweight traction, too. Plus, the leather storm welt offers another layer of durability in the build of these shoes. And again, did I mention they’re nearly 35 percent off?


Because they are, and they’re as ready for a casual return to the office as they are for a day spent around town at your favorite coffee shop or outdoor brewery (or both!). And because they’ve got the guarantee of a lauded brand, the FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots are going to stand up to season after season of wear, not just one season. If all of that sounds like it’s  what you need in your new favorite pair of spring boots, might I suggest you snap ’em up today in the FRYE men’s sale section? Good luck out there, folks.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots

The Thursday Buy: These Rugged Leather Boots from TAFT Are the Best Men’s Boots for Spring

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A pair of rugged and durable, yet lightweight, boots to carry you through spring from Taft.

Now that we’ve hit March, perhaps you’re under the impression that your rugged leather boots can be stowed away. To that, I say, well, not so fast. The best men’s boots on the market can be worn in at least three seasons, spring very much included, and that’s why we’re here to talk about the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, some of the coolest boots for men that I’ve seen (and wear-tested!) in some time. Now, these aren’t the TAFT Dragon Boots we talked about earlier this season on the blog in the Sunday Sale — these are an upgraded (and pricier) version. Not familiar with TAFT? It’s your lucky day, because they’ve got just about everything you need in a footwear brand, with a focus on dress boots at agreeable prices (given the fact that you can wear these boots pretty much anywhere, that is). Oh, and the fact that this particular pair is waterproof and ready for spring rain? That’s all the better.

TAFT men’s boots are designed in the States and crafted with care in Spain and Portugal. Both countries are a footwear hotbed these days, and that attention to detail pays off, at least in my experience with the TAFT Dragon Boots. They’re made from rugged suede leather that doesn’t scuff or break down too easily at all — and if your boots do get a bit scuffed up, isn’t that all the better? Keep in mind that TAFT also makes handsome wingtip dress boots & other silhouettes that wear more easily with, say, a tailored suit, but the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0 are the perfect blend of rugged and refined.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0

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Details really make the difference when it comes to rugged TAFT men’s boots, ehh?

As I always say, it’s the little things that separate the best boots for men from, well, cheaper pairs, and as you might expect, TAFT has a lot going for ’em. When it comes to the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, they’re made from waxed Commander Suede that, once again, is waterproof and ideal for seasonal storms. The Dragon sole, featuring a fairly slim profile and yet crucial studded treads for added grip, is also ideal when it comes to all-day comfort (trust me, I’ve worn mine for hours all around Brooklyn).

Plus, the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, especially in a cool and classic Rust shade of tough leather, are perfect for pairing with your favorite spring style essentials. Those style essentials should include, say, light wash denim and a rugged short-sleeve henley (for starters). But you can also wear them with a khaki cotton suit and a denim dress shirt for a nice mix of dressy, high-low spring style, and that’s what makes them some of the best spring boots for men right now. Step into them and see for yourself.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0

See Now, Buy Now: GREATS Is Now Making Some of the Best Men’s Boots for Winter

GREATS Dante Hiker Boots

A new take on hiking boots from one of your favorite sneaker brands.

If at first you’re confused by the headline — how can Brooklyn-based sneaker brand GREATS be making rugged hiking boots, after all? — well, I’d urge you to bear with me as we dive into the latest and *greatest* See Now, Buy Now entry covering some of the best men’s boot, period, and the best boots for winter, and just in the nick of time. That’s because the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots take every bit of the same DNA that makes GREATS men’s sneakers so, well, great, and amps it up to another level via a highly versatile, exceptionally rugged silhouette. Just when you might have thought you had your rotation of the best men’s winter boots all figured out, this pair enters the fray with the sort of quality you can only get from a brand that blends Portugese leather with sustainable practices. It’s the best of both worlds, seeing as the leather for the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots is tanned with 20 percent less water than traditional leather. You’re still getting a classic pair of brown leather boots, yet with far less waste.

SHOP: The GREATS Dante Hiking Boots

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The best details set these newly iconic hiking boots apart from the pack this season.

Call ’em the best leather hiking boots for men or call ’em your new favorite pair, but just know that they can pack a punch when it comes to dealing with inclement winter weather. A sidewall welt sits atop a durable and rugged sole, one that so happens to be made in part with recycled rubber for comfort and sustainability. The contrasting blue laces on this particular pair are a nice pop against drab winter weather, while the silhouette is fairly sleek and not overly clunky. In my view, that means you can team them with looks that include tailored wool trousers, a classic Oxford shirt and a cashmere cardigan.

Of course, you can rock the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots with dark selvedge denim and your favorite henley with ease, too. Again, think of these like a versatile pair of dress boots as much as a pair of snow-ready hiking boots, especially on snowy city streets and outdoor brewery beer gardens. It’s also rare to find a great pair of boots under $300, yet the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots clock in at $250. Score ’em right now, wear the heck out of ’em this season, and reap the rewards all the while.

SHOP: The GREATS Dante Hiking Boots

The Thursday Buy: Grenson’s Burnished Brogue Boots are the Finest Fall Boots You Can Buy

Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Instantly classic, rugged leather boots you can wear all the time this fall and winter.

We try to keep things nice and accessible here at The Style Guide, but every so often, it’s nice to step things up a notch and invest in the best of the best — in this case, the best leather boots. To be clear: It’s the impending holiday season, snowy weather is bearing down upon us, and you need rugged-yet-refined leather boots that can work for the holiday season (small gatherings only!) and snowy weather out there. All of this brings me to the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots, some of the very best leather boots for men of the moment. And again, as I said before, they’re certainly an investment ($365 at MR. PORTER), but one that’ll pay off in spades. Consider them some of the best men’s boots you’re going to buy for a long, long time, and they’ll assuredly reward you in kind with years of refined fall and winter style. And if you’ve not shopped the refined-yet-versatile offerings at MR. PORTER in some time, these seasonally friendly boots are a great reintroduction.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

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Some of the coolest leather boots on the market, folks.

And if you’re not familiar with Grenson, know that the British bootmaker has heritage quality and craftsmanship down pat, to say the very least. They’ve been delivering some of the best leather boots for men — and so much more — since 1874. That’s a heck of a lot of pedigree, and it pays off in spades, seeing as the Grenson Fred Brogue Boots are still made at the same factory the company’s used since 1895. Taken all together, these are incredibly stylish dress boots that work with more refined pieces (think a herringbone wool suit) as well as more casual options (think slim dark denim and a white Oxford shirt). The even better thing about the excellent Grenson Fred Brogue Boots is that they’ll assuredly get better with age, and that’s all you can ask for out of a pair of the best leather boots for men. If you do go the distance and invest in these leather boots ahead of the holiday season, be sure to let me know on Twitter.

SHOP: The Grenson Fred Brogue Boots

Style Pick of the Week: FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots

Tough, durable boots that come through in matters of performance and style.

Given that we’ve hit mid-November and blustery fall weather is rolling through in force these days (well, for most of us, that is!), finding a pair of the best men’s boots has never been more critical. And now, you’ve got one way to go thanks to today’s Style Pick of the Week, and that’s with the perfectly rugged, expertly crafted FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots, some of the best boots for men to get on your feet ASAP. If you’ve read the blog on the regular, you know that FRYE men’s boots take the cake when it comes to quality and craftsmanship, to say the very least (check out my write-up on the best sales on men’s boots at FRYE for more, as but one example). Heck, the FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots stand apart from even the rest of the FRYE arsenal when it comes to durability, rugged appeal and great looks. For the holiday season, when dressing occasions run the gamut from navigating slippery driveways or slippery brewery parking lots, the best boots will assuredly come in handy — these have a leather storm welt and tough construction, to boot (pun intended).

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots

High-quality leather and stitching for an excellent look and feel from FRYE.

The full sponge EVA outsole offers comfort and a springy feel, a rarity among some leather boots, and yet another great reason to give the FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots a serious shot this season. The difference really is in the details when it comes to the best men’s boots, and these certainly check all the right boxes. While the moc toe construction is definitely rugged, these are still the type of boots to wear with everything from tan chinos and a white Oxford shirt for a holiday gathering, to dark denim and a classic henley on a winter weekend. The FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots will also age handsomely over time, and that’s an investment that’ll certainly pay off, seeing as they retail for $358 at FRYE. The best boots for guys certainly don’t come cheap, but with FRYE, you can rest assured that they’re worth it.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Moc Lace Up Boots

The Sunday Sale: Save More Than 40 Percent on these Rugged FRYE Leather Boots

Step right up and get the best men’s boots for the season ASAP — and for a great deal, too.

 

Thanks once again, my friends, for joining us here on the Sunday Sale, where we dive deep into the best deals and steals on men’s style gear from far and wide. In fact, the featured brand in today’s Sunday Sale is probably pretty darn recognizable, however: I’m talking about The FRYE Company, a previous entry in our Sunday Sale series and certainly, makers of some of the best boots for men on the planet. Seeing as we’ve now hit November (crazily enough!), it’s more than time you shored up your collection of the best men’s boots, and the FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots are a great place to start. If you follow the blog, you know that FRYE reliably delivers some of the most rugged leather boots around, and these are no exception. What’s more, the FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots are available for stunning discount ($249 at FRYE, after being $458 previously). If you do the math, that’s more than 40 percent off on the best boots for men, and just in time for the rest of fall and winter.

SHOP: The FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots 

A durable build and a rugged silhouette make these a versatile winner this season, no doubt about it.

Notably, the FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots check all the right boxes when it comes to the perfect pair of boots for fall and winter, from the rugged profile to the tough rubber lug sole. That makes them all the better to wear through adverse conditions and on slippery city streets or through blustery fall and winter winds. Of course, they wouldn’t be the best boots for men without the right complementary touches, and in this case, that’s the weatherproof pull-up leather and wool upper for maximum seasonal style. It doesn’t get much cooler than that, and again, given that you can get these boots for more than 40 percent off right now, I’d suggest you act as quickly as possible. See you out there, new boots in tow, this season.

SHOP: The FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots 

The Thursday Buy: The HELM Boots Zind Teak Boots Are Your New Favorite Fall Boots

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Possibly your new favorite boots for fall, no doubt about it.

Make no mistake, I’m certainly of the opinion that you should invest in the best of the best when it comes to your daily fall style staples, including, most crucially, your new favorite leather boots. In fact, that’s where HELM Boots comes into play. Based out of Austin, Texas and a favorite of the blog for at least a couple years (read more about them here, for starters), they take great care in handcrafting boots right in Austin using time-honored techniques and some serious attention to detail. What it all boils down to is that the HELM Boots Zind Boots are your new favorite fall boots, and they’re here not a moment too soon to save your fall and winter wardrobe. How’s that sound? Pretty great, right? It gets better, though. Not only are the HELM Zind Boots some of the most rugged leather boots for fall, they also happen to be available for $50 off when you order your first pair from HELM Boots. You really can’t top that mix of craftsmanship and (relative) affordability, can you?

SHOP: The HELM Boots Zind Boots 

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HELM Boots Zind Boots

A clean and classic profile make these some of the most versatile boots you can buy right now.

Of course, as you might expect from HELM Boots — and rightfully so — the specs of these handsome leather boots are on-point, from the construction to the craftsmanship and heritage. Despite the fact that HELM is just over a decade old, that’s mighty impressive. To be more specific, the Balthazar leather is rugged-yet-refined and should age quite nicely over time. What’s more, the narrow profile makes the HELM Zind Boots dressier, arguably, than others in your rotation. That means you should feel comfortable wearing them with everything from slim denim and a henley to a white Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Yes indeed, when opportunity knocks to pick up your new favorite leather boots, answer the call and get the HELM Zind Boots.

SHOP: The HELM Boots Zind Boots 

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The Thursday Buy: FRYE’s Tyler Boots are Some of Fall’s Best Boots

FRYE Tyler Boots

Lace up some of the coolest, most rugged boots for men this fall.

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. We’re back once again today with another pair of the best boots for men (a huge focus on the blog as of late) and with another pair of FRYE leather boots for your consideration and enjoyment. If you read any FRYE boots review, a few things are going to stand out. Namely, this heritage bootmaker doesn’t cut any corners, and that’s why you need a pair of these investment-level boots in your wardrobe. They also produce easily wearable, rugged-yet-dressy boots like the FRYE Tyler Boots with ease — quite a fair bit of ease, at that. What’s that mean for you? It means that it’s high time you invested in some of the best boots for men this season — it’s nearly October, after all.

The FRYE Tyler Boots, although pricey at $328 via FRYE, are going to deliver on multiple fronts when it comes to style, durability and quality, to say the least. Handcrafted, oiled suede gives these lace-up leather boots a bit of a rugged, rock n’roll edge — feel free to wear ’em with slim black jeans and, say, a black leather jacket atop your favorite T-shirt (even if you can’t exactly go to a rock show right now). The FRYE Tyler Boots are made with Goodyear welt construction, which means you can wear and wear them for years … then have ’em resoled with ease. And these rugged leather boots should also provide surprising comfort, whether worn with slim dark denim and a chambray shirt or a thermal henley and tan chinos — they feature a PORON foam footbed for a smooth ride. The  bottom line is this: It’s still the right time to pick up some of your new favorite boots, and you should certainly head over to FRYE to pick up the pair that’s right for you.

SHOP: The The FRYE Tyler Boots