See Now, Buy Now: The Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are The Best Boots to Buy for Spring — Here’s Why

Dependable, rugged & essential — that’s the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots for you.

We’re back in today’s See Now, Buy Now series with high praise for one of my favorite brands — that’d be Taylor Stitch — along with high praise in particular for what just might be the best boots for spring (and beyond). Ladies and gentlemen, those particular boots would be the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots, a one-of-a-kind pair of rugged leather boots that are made for, well, just about anything in this new and exciting season.

Everything that the TS brand does — from the Taylor Stitch Indigo Waffle Shirt to the brand’s handsome, stylish leather brogues — is made with that indelible quality and attention to detail you really only get from a brand that’s focused on doing things right. And again, the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are done the right way, through and through. In fact, they could just be your new favorite Chelsea boots — but more on that in a second.

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A sleek profile, mixed with a rugged lug sole, helps get the job done.

The changing of the seasons necessitates you upgrade your boots accordingly, so you best reach for a pair (like the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots) that can do more than one thing at a time. That is to say, these stylish Chelsea boots are made for the road — thanks to the Goodyear welt construction and the Vibram inset mini-lug sole — and equally at home at the bar or your favorite coffee shop. Truly, if you want a pair of boots that can do it all, the Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots are for you. Saddle Tan leather and a sheepskin lining mean you’re getting a tough exterior (made to break in over time), plus a soft, comfortable fit — heavy-duty ankle elastic adds another durable touch to some of the best leather boots to buy right now. What’s more, Taylor Stitch has partnered with a Gold Rated Mexican tannery to make these incredible boots. Need to know more? Well, head to the Taylor Stitch Web site, then think about getting yourself a pair. But don’t think for too long — they might sell out.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas Are the Perfect Winter Chukka Boots

Rough and tough chukka boots from an iconic branda.

Check your calendar. And now look at the boots you’ve got on. Are they a stylish pair of leather boots¬†for winter? Better yet, are they the Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas? No and no? Well, let’s fix that today via the latest entry in our See Now, Buy Now series. Here at The Style Guide, your author loves a classic, iconic brand like Red Wing Heritage for reasons aplenty, chief among them being the brand’s ongoing commitment to timeless styles and seriously tough construction. Those are both qualities that are going to serve you well this winter. And the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas¬†in particualr just get the job done, to say the very least. Finding the right pair of winter boots is a tricky endeavor in more ways than one — you want a pair that can stand up to snow and slush, yet you’re also going to need to be able to wear them in a myriad number of style situations (as you dress for the office or head to your favorite brewery, in particular). Again, the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas¬†deliver.

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SHOP: The Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas via Bespoke Post 

Of note, they channel the same timeless construction and quality for which¬†Red Wing Heritage¬†is known, and the brand’s Minnesota roots sure do come in handy — the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas feature an Atlas Tred outsole, plus nickel eyelets for durability throughout the chilly winter. While you might be better off wearing the Huckberry Duck Boots in an extreme blizzard, the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas¬†are as good as it gets the rest of the time. The plain toe chukka construction and briar oil slick leather are two touches that stand out subtly and stylishly, making them an easy bet to wear with everything from expertly faded denim and a grey crewneck sweater to your favorite henley and a tough waxed trucker jacket.
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Of course, the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Chukkas¬†can also be dressed up ever so slightly — try them with the Billy Reid Bond Peacoat, plus a classic Oxford shirt and slim tan chinos, for Sunday brunch or even a day at the office. Yes, Red Wing Heritage¬†boots can work at the office — it’s possible, folks. Good luck out there, and let me know on Twitter if these boots work out for you.

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See Now, Buy Now: The Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Boots Are the Perfect Winter Boots to Buy Now

Red Wing Heritage

Rugged boots that’ll last all winter.

On the hunt for the perfect winter boots? Yes, that’s right — we said “perfect.”‘ Perfection is a very high bar to clear, admittedly, and yet there are certain brands, like Red Wing Heritage, that continue to strive toward that aim by sticking to what they know best. Now, we previously talked about the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots¬†as seen at the top of the page (in this post), but we’re back again to dive deeper today — they’re just that good.¬†That’s surely lofty praise, but a classic brand like Red Wing Heritage can back it up — and it’s all the better that the Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots are but the latest release from the lauded company to land on your wish list of men’s style essentials. That’s what your humble author thinks, at least. Why’s that now?

SHOP: The Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots
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Well, my friends … the Classic Moc Toe Boots from Red Wing fit right in with the brand’s lineup of stellar boots … yet they stand out quitely in their own, very pleasing way. Much like the equally rugged and winter-ready Red Wing Heritage Rover Boots, the¬†Classic Moc Toe Boots¬†are made to lace up and get to work, starting with the Traction Tred wedge outsole for durability and grip on icy winter surfaces. The use of Goodyear welt construction also adds another dimension of toughness — yes indeed, these could be the¬† perfect winter boots.

And lest you expect anything but the best from¬†Red Wing Heritage, these rugged moc toe boots are made with … yes, you guessed it — the brand’s iconic full-grain, oil-tanned leather, fashioned here into an incredible pair of everyday boots that you should wear as much as you can. What are my recommended pairings for the excellent¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots? That’s pretty easy, I think. Start with expertly faded slim blue denim, add a classic henley and throw on a rugged shawl cardigan.

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Or wear these boots with classic everyday chinos, a timeless chambray shirt and of course, an heirloom-quality peacoat. The details and construction are simply applause-worthy, meaning you should wear them all that much more. Heck, you can even try the¬†Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots¬†with a tailored charcoal flannel suit and a chambray dress shirt. Yes, yes you can — no doubt about.

Thanks for reading! Are these stylish leather boots making their way onto your feet this season?

SHOP: The Red Wing Heritage Classic Moc Toe Boots

 

See Now, Buy Now: These Stylish Tricker’s Boots Belong On Your Feet Right Now

An outrageously great-looking pair of boots — they belong on your feet.

Mark my words, this won’t be the first time this week (or season) that we talk about the best men’s boots for fall — far from it, in fact. Heck, it surely won’t be the first time you see the Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots on The Style Guide, either. These rugged leather boots are striking and investment-worthy … so in short, they’re a perfect addition the lineup of men’s style essentials at Huckberry, ya dig? And the great part about the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots¬† is … they’re quite unlike any other pair of boots we’ve ever featured on the blog. Truly. These are UK-made boots coming from one of the oldest shoemakers in England — that’s pedigree that not event U.S. shoemakers (a la Rancourt & Co.) can come close to claiming.

That makes them a surefire bet if you want timeless style that gives you some bang for your buck. Trickers is simply among the best in the best at what they do, and the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots¬†live up to that legend. They’re built sturdy all the way up, from the extra water-resistant leather (yes, extra) to the handsome profile and full leather lining.

SHOP: The¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots

The commando lug sole adds an extra touch of traction — to say the least.

So, you know Tricker’s is a revered English brand with an incredible depth of knowledge. What they’ve managed to do with the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots¬†is quite remarkable, too. The design is based off English logger’s boots, and that gives it an air of rugged, heritage-inspired style. The full-grain leather gets its extra water-resistant qualities from a unique waxing process, and a commando sole gives the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots¬†a TON of grip in inclement weather. But enough about the specs — how should you wear the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots? The world really is your oyster. They can work with slim dark denim, a thermal henley and a classic chambray shirt¬†. or you can use them to add some serious cool to a grey flannel suit. Fancy something more in between? I’d team the¬†Tricker’s Low Leg Logger Boots¬†with slim khaki chinos, your favorite denim jacket and a timeless Oxford shirt. But with a pair of boots this stylish, nothing beats the classics. I’m talking beat-up blue denim, a classic crewneck sweatshirt and — especially for the weekend — a great cup of craft coffee. That’s good enough for me, and I hope it’s good enough for you. Thanks for reading!

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Style Pick of the Week: Quoddy Bowhunter Boots

Durable, heritage-quality boots that hone the spirit of the outdoors & the spirit of fall.

As we always talk about here at The Style Guide, there are certain fall style essentials you gotta have, and there are certain fall style essentials that are well worth the investment, ones that have that “Wow” factor. The Quoddy Bowhunter Boots absolutely fit into that category, to say the very least.¬† And for our Style Pick of the Week series, they’ll fit the bill just fine — particularly now that we’re cruising through October. If you’ve been slacking when it comes to picking up a pair of the best men’s boots, now is the time to snap ’em up. After all, everything from apple orchard exploration to craft beer festivals to football tailgates still awaits, and the exceptional¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots¬†are the one pair of boots to wear to all of those pursuits¬† (and to the office, if you can get away with it). Rugged leather boots are an essential for taking on fall and winter weather, and if you’re going to splurge, you might as well splurge on a pair that’s going to give you plenty in matters of both style and functionality — the¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots¬†shape up quite nicely.

Handmade in Maine with a seriously cool and rugged Grizzly Peanut leather, the¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots¬†are made with antique brass eyelets for durability — lace ’em up as often as you please. That handsome leather is going to break in very nicely, giving you a pair of stylish men’s boots that’ll team up easily alongside perfectly faded jeans and a classic henley. They’ve also got that throwback, heritage-inspired look that lends itself to actually being worn in¬† the field, be it on a weekend camping trip or a long weekend upstate. And you’re simply not going to find many other boots that feature a hand-stained leather midsole or a deerskin bellows tongue (designed to keep out water and debris). Yes indeed, the¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots¬†are the height of craftsmanship, quality and classic style. They’re going to work particularly well with chore pants and a waxed trucker jacket on a chilly fall or winter morning — no need to worry about durability or longevity when it comes to the¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots, my friends. And if you fancy taking them for a spin at your office? They’ll wear handsomely with olive chinos and a classic garment-dyed Oxford.¬† A pair of stylish men’s boots that can do it all sounds like a must-have to me this season.

SHOP: The¬†Quoddy Bowhunter Boots¬†and more of the Best Men’s Boots for Fall

See Now, Buy Now: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea Boots Are Your Next Fall Footwear Pick-up

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Fit for going off trail … or just going down the road to your favorite coffee shop.

If you’re going to step into a new pair of the best men’s boots for fall, you might as well turn toward Danner, right? That’s my thought, at least. The lauded, Pacific Northwest-based bootmaker has taken its considerable expertise and turned it toward a pair of boots — the Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea — that perfectly merge outdoor functionality and casual style. And make no mistake, a good pair of boots should likely top your list of fall style essentials (it’s October, after all!) The design approach taken on the¬†Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea¬†is admirable and much-needed for the guy on the go, especially if you’re someone who’s on their feet a lot (y’know, the office, the coffee shop, the bar, a rock show … you get the picture). But here’s the great thing about these tough¬†Danner¬†boots — they’re quite stylish, as it were. That can be rare at times when shopping for comfortable shoes, but the fact that the Ortholite footbed and Vibram Fuga outsole on the¬†Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea¬†are topped off with rich full-grain leather is pretty darn cool.

SHOP: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea via Huckberry 

The Ariaprene collar makes these easy to slip and go.

That sort of all-day style is what makes the¬†Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea¬†particularly useful this fall. They’ve got the subtly stylish look of your favorite pair of Chelsea boots, combined with the rugged comfort to be worn to a bonfire or off trail on a (rather leisurely) day hike. These aren’t quite a pair of mountaineering boots, but dang it if they don’t feel comfortable enough to take on nearly anything. And another benefit of picking up the¬†¬†Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea? The kind of style that goes with casual style scenarios aplenty. To keep it simple, I’d wear ’em with slim faded denim (try the Flint and Tinder Stonewash Jeans!), plus a grey crewneck sweater and a rugged field watch on a lazy fall weekend. Feeling a bit more polished? Try the¬†Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea¬†with a navy cotton blazer, a garment-dyed Oxford shirt and slim tan chinos — no one will even know these boots were made to go off-trail.

How do you feel about boots that blend the comfort of sneakers and the look of a Chelsea boot? Let me know via Twitter. 

SHOP: The Danner Mountain 600 Chelsea via Huckberry 

See Now, Buy Now: The HELM Muller Boots Are Some of the Best Boots for Fall

A beautiful pair of fall boots — nothing less.

I’ll keep it straightforward to start today’s See Now, Buy Now post: As the headline implies, the HELM Muller Boots are some of the best men’s boots to start the season off right. If¬† you’re not familiar with HELM Boots¬†, it’s high time to get yourself acquainted. Based in Austin — a town that knows a thing or two about rugged, versatile gear and men’s style essentials — in that regard,¬†HELM Boots¬†¬†has outlasted trends to just continue making top-quality boots. That’s an approach I appreciate, and when it comes to a nice blend of dependability and style, I think you’ll appreciate the Muller Boots, too. The care that goes into just one pair of boots is seriously next-level — we’re talking more than 150 steps and the work of 14 master bootmakers to craft the beautiful¬†Muller Boots¬†seen at the top of the page. How’s that for a new, timeless classic? Not bad at all.

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It also helps that in addition to that top-quality craftsmanship, the rugged and tough¬†HELM Muller Boots¬†just so happen to blend workwear-ready style with a sleek, city-friendly silhouette. To your humble Style Guide editor, that means you can wear the¬†Muller Boots¬†with everything from slim black jeans, a classic white T-shirt (like this one) and a rugged denim jacket to a charcoal herringbone suit (as seen in this post!) and a blue chambray dress shirt for just the right blend of sharp fall style.¬† Boots with a suit, boots with slim denim … either option works here. They’re at once sleek and yet also rugged, a relatively rare combo when it comes to your¬† boot rotation. Small touches — like full-grain Horween leather and antique brass eyelets — also make the¬†Muller Boots¬†a surefire style move for September, October and well beyond. Invest now, then continue to reap the benefits for months to come.

OK, folks. What’s your take on these boots? Searching for something to wear them with? Get your new favorite jeans and a rugged henley ASAP.

SHOP: HELM Boots Muller Boots via HELM Boots