You need a pair of suede chukka boots on your feet this early spring — no questions asked.
If you read the site on the regular, perhaps you’re well-acquainted with the fact that I’m an advocate for classic early spring style essentials that you can wear well beyond just one season — like classic chukka boots, for instance. And of course, you’re perhaps well-aware that I love one brand of chukka boots in particular, from the good folks at Huckberry (naturally). Those timeless boots in question would be the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, a truly critical pair to get in your wardrobe and on your feet as we move through early spring. We’ve covered them in the past here on the blog, but it’s always helpful to get a reminder about a great pair of footwear, is it not? Now that we’re nearing April, ideally, you’ve been able to put away your heftier, rugged leather boots in favor of lightweight footwear (and lightweight chinos, and Oxford shirts, and … you get the point). That’s where the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, a longtime favorite of the blog, are going to serve you so well. The crepe rubber sole is a nice pairing indeed with the sustainably treated suede leather, offering comfort and a smooth ride — these are the type of chukka boots you can wear with either no-show socks or merino socks with ease (preferably beneath slim tan chinos, rolled up ever so slightly).
SHOP: The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots
Just one of the colorways in which you can snag these essential chukka boots.
As per tradition, it seems Huckberry does an ace job at finding gear that’s uniquely sourced, uniquely made and uniquely wearable — these stylish suede chukka boots just so happen to be made in Italy from European-sourced leather that goes through an all-natural aging process. The result? Expertly finished suede chukka boots that are perfect for plenty of spring style scenarios. Seriously, you can wear Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots with olive chinos and a light blue chambray shirt for easygoing spring style, or else you can take these classic chukka boots and pair them with dark denim, a blue Oxford shirt and a navy cotton blazer — talk about business-casual style dialed down to a “T,” yes? Yes indeed. Wear them for travel, wear ’em to an outdoor concert, wear them on the weekend … just be sure you’re wearing your new favorite chukka boots as often as you can this season.
SHOP: The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots
A classic flannel shirt you should pre-fund ASAP from Taylor Stitch.
Behold, my friends, the latest rugged flannel shirt to grace the pages of The Style Guide — and while the calendar reads August, there’s never been a better time than the present to pre-fund the Taylor Stitch Yosemite Shirt. It’s a new, stone-cold classic from the Taylor Stitch Sea Ranch Collection, and in my humble opinion, it’s the perfect way to kick off the weekend. I certainly wish it was chilly enough to wear the Yosemite Shirt these next few days; as we speak, I’m en route to Chicago to celebrate the bachelor weekend of my great friend and college newspaper colleague Mr. Dillon Davis! On the docket? Cold beer, a Chicago Cubs game & plenty of time well-spent catching up with old friends. To follow along with all the fun, head to my Instagram. It’s a treat to be in Chicago so soon again after my last visit for Lollapalooza 2019 — during that trip, I was fortunate enough to check out Revolution Brewing as well as Dry Hop Brewers, and I’m sure more delicious Chicago craft beer is on tap this weekend. What’s on your weekend itinerary? Let me know on Twitter, and kick off your weekend with the best early fall style essentials and reads below.
- ‘Tis the season to shop for the best men’s chukka boots, correct? Correct. That’s why I had a blast covering the astoundingly stylish, rugged, brand-new Rhodes Felix Chukka Boots from Huckberry. Head to GearMoose to learn more, and then circle back to the blog to learn why you need a pair of Rhodes leather boots in time for fall.
- Let’s move onward from rugged chukka boots back toward something even more noticeable — your skincare routine. Specifically, I’ve had fun lately testing out and enjoying West Skincare, a brand offering up a “fewer, better products” philosophy that I think is right up your alley if you want to shake up your grooming essentials. Read my full feature at The Manual.
- We’ll close things out today by circling back to the best leather sneakers for fall. If you haven’t caught my feature on Rancourt & Co. for this very Web site, it would behoove you to do so. The Rancourt & Co. Carson Low are as easy to wear with slim faded denim as they are with chinos and a classic chambray shirt, and they’ll look even better as time goes on. OK, get to shopping!
Alright, so before we go, I’ve got one last look at some early fall menswear essentials that are going to come in mighty handy as the weather gets cold (OK, so perhaps it’s technically still late summer). That being said, here’s my guide as to what to wear on a chilly summer night, featuring tough moc toe boots, a rugged overshirt and even a classic tee. Hope it comes in handy no matter where your weekend takes you. Thanks for reading!
The classic chukka boots you need for spring — ASAP.
There’s one pair of the best men’s chukka boots you need on your feet this early spring (and beyond), and that pair is the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, my friends. We’ve talked in the past here on the blog about Astorflex and how the brand makes some of the very best chukka boots — and other silhouettes — that you can buy, so it’s worth revisiting this Huckberry-sold brand as we move into early spring. There’s something to be said for a pair of footwear that stands the test of time in terms of durability and style, and the chukka boot design is in good hands when it comes to the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots. The silhouette is one that’s held on over time — to say the least — worn by everyone from Steve McQueen to Daniel Craig … to you, right here and right now in the present day.
SHOP: The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots
But one of many color options you need in your rotation when it comes to the best men’s chukka boots.
There’s really so much to love about the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots, from the use of all-natural ingredients and eco-friendly construction to the quality build. The soft European leather is naturally treated for a smooth, durable finish, while the crepe rubber sole is surprisingly sturdy and hard-wearing. Seriously, I’ve had a pair of the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots for more than two years, and through concerts by The National and regular days on the job, they’ve more than held up. Plus, the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots come in a multitude of colors fit for early spring, from Stone to Sand to Dark Khaki. Each would wear admirably with a host of spring style essentials, from slim light wash denim and a short-sleeve henley to grey chinos and a white Oxford.
And per usual, the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots can work at the office (try them with a navy blazer, a classic blue chambray shirt & tan chinos) or at your local brewpub (with a slub grey tee and rolled black denim). Name one other pair of boots that can do all that for $150? One last time, you need these chukka boots in your life — and on your feet — this spring.
SHOP: The Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots
Sleek leather chukka boots crafted for durability and style all season.
We talk a lot about stylish leather boots
here on The Style Guide
. Specifically, we’ve talked a lot about rugged, stylish Astorflex footwear
this fall season. The Astorflex
brand can do it all, from classic suede chukka boots to Chelsea boots
and lace-up boots, and they craft products with quality and sustainability in mind. And now, Astorflex has definitely done it again — meet your new favorite pair of leather chukka boots
. That’s certainly high praise, but stick with me for a second. The all-new, Huckberry-exclusive Astorflex Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots
are where it’s at this season — to put it simply. You might already be familiar with the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boot
in its original iteration — finished with stylish and sustainable suede. But the Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots
up the ante considerably, starting with durable tan leather that’ll pair up nicely with fall favorites ranging from slim blue denim to grey corduroys or olive chinos. Yes, that’s right — they can work with #menswear combinations aplenty (including charcoal trousers like the Flint and Tinder 365 Pant as seen above).
That wearability starts with the premium construction of these stylish men’s boots, because you can’t rock leather chukka boots for days on end without a sturdy build. And the leather sole and stacked leather heel guarantee tough durability. Using soft European leather and the sort of handmade construction you can only find in northern Italy also guarantees great quality. Yes indeed, the Astorflex Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots check all the boxes when it comes to a go-anywhere pair of durable leather boots. Feel free to wear these now with broken-in blue denim and a striped henley on the weekends, then keep them handy as you dress for fall travel or even a day at the office. The slim profile and handsome tan leather of the Astorflex Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots will team nicely with navy or light grey wool trousers and a navy blazer — plus an American-made Oxford — for meetings, presentations and drinks after work. Given all of those possibilities, how are you ever going to take the Astorflex Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots off? I’m not quite sure , to be honest.
Will the Astorflex Greenflex Leather Chukka Boots be joining your ever-growing footwear collection this fall?
A dependable pair of chukka boots, now available on an upgraded tread sole. Get ’em ASAP via Huckberry.
Some pairs of footwear just immediately call to mind the season ahead — right now, the new Astorflex Greenflex Rough Boots are that pair of footwear (at least, to yours truly at The Style Guide). And the great news? You can get your new favorite chukka boots right this very instant from our pals at Huckberry (Editor’s note: Huckberry is an advertising partner of this blog — but all opinions are my own!). What exactly is it that makes the Greenflex Rough an excellent addition to your fall footwear rotation? Take it from me — this new Astorflex style knocks it out of the park when it comes to a combination of classic looks and seasonal reliability. And if you haven’t started shopping for your fall style essentials yet, I’d urge you to start with the Greenflex Rough. I certainly love Astorflex for its mix of sustainability, style and versatility, as you might remember from our Style Guide Recommends series. The Astorflex Greenflex, absolutely a classic pair of chukka boots, is a particular favorite in that regard — and the Greenflex Rough amplifies those qualities even more. Crucially, Astorflex amps up this silhouette in casual, rugged fashion, starting with a treaded sole for added grip and traction on slippery surfaces this fall. Throw in metal eyelets for durability, and the Greenflex Rough is a winner. The good — neigh, excellent — part about this approach is that the Greenflex Rough still retains all the style points you need this fall. So how should you wear the Greenflex Rough? Bear with me.
Crucially, the Greenflex Rough comes in a rich Sand colorway, all the better for pairing with everything from slim black denim and a classic men’s T-shirt to slim olive chinos and a rugged henley. Don’t save them simply for rugged fall style situations, though. I’d break out the Astorflex Greenflex Rough Boots with an unstructured navy blazer, a classic grey crewneck sweater and burgundy corduroys for a little late fall, business casual style when the time comes. Don’t worry if they can stand up to repeated wear, either — from the looks of it, the Astorflex Greenflex Rough Boots are built for the long haul this season.
How would you style the Astorflex Greenflex Rough Boots? Will you be picking up this new addition to the Astorflex line?
The handsome pair of chukka boots to get you ready for fall.
Alright, Style Guide readers. I’ve got good news and … more good news. The good news is that you’re really going to like today’s Style Pick of the Week. The better news is that we’re one week closer to everyone’s favorite #menswear season — fall. OK, maybe jumping the gun a bit (or a lot). And yet, it pays to be prepared when it comes to the best men’s gear for the season — right? So, let me introduce you to the Hudson Shoes Lewiston Chukka. Yes indeed, the Lewiston Chukka is a heck of a pair of chukka boots to put on your shopping list for fall. Heck, they can help you step into any situation in style, at any point in the year. Seriously. A classic pair of men’s chukka boots can work wonders with the simplest outfits. A stylish Oxford shirt and slim dark denim? Throw on leather chukka boots. Slim grey denim, a henley and a blue denim jacket? Lace up the Hudson Shoes Lewiston Chukka. A herringbone blazer and navy chinos when the fall rolls around? The Lewiston Chukka is your best bet. And the best part is, you can get ’em for a nice deal through Bespoke Post. The cognac leather upper is all style, while the leather lining is all comfort. And the rubber sole is made for navigating tougher terrain than your average pair of dress shoes. That’s really not all the Lewiston Chukka offers, truly.
A closer look at the sleek profile of the Hudson Shoes Lewiston Chukka.
In addition to the solid price for a pair of year-round chukka boots, you’re getting neat design by way of Britain. Like the Crockett & Jones chukka boots that James Bond wears so well in “Skyfall,” the rubber sole on the Lewiston Chukka adds a bit of durability and traction in the rain and on other slippery fall surfaces. Again, just because it’s August doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look ahead. To wit: The Lewiston Chukka is going to sit just right under grey flannel trousers and a navy topcoat on a blustery day, and you can even wear ’em to the office and then to happy hour after without needing to switch them out. That’s what I’m talking about, folks. All of that means you should give the Lewiston Chukka a serious shot now –and later in the fall season. Oh, and the custom stitching means you’re getting something no other shoe brand can bring to the table; well-done, Hudson Shoes. So, what do we think of the Hudson Shoes Lewiston Chukka? Are we ready for fall? Rest assured, we’ll be talking more in the months to come about the best men’s boots for fall and beyond — and you can expect the Lewiston Chukka to make that list.
Hey — stay stylish!
Classic, stylish and easy-to-wear chukka boots via Astorflex, shown at the top right with travel essentials from Owen and Fred, Abercrombie & Fitch, Huckberry, Nautica, Herschel Supply Co. and Electric Sunglasses.
Is it just me, or is it time for a seasonal footwear upgrade? Something that’s not a sneaker, but not a rugged leather boot — something that’ll work for nearly every style situation, from a casual weekend barbecue to a stylish road trip. Who’s with me? Perhaps the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots come to mind — no? I recently took my own pair on a spring road trip to Indiana, and can definitely vouch for them. They’re an updated take on the classic desert boot, crafted with a crepe sole, high-quality suede and the type of easygoing silhouette that pairs just as well with your favorite chinos as it does with slim light wash denim on breezy summer days. In fact, I’d hope you recognize the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots as seen above from a few posts on The Style Guide.
Namely, the rich Dark Khaki colorway seen here will work as you dress for Sunday brunch or look for ways to upgrade your casual shirt — don’t think you should shelve all of your chukka boots entirely just because the thermostat starts to climb. And know that these Astorflex chukka boots also come in the equally versatile Stone and Grey colorways. Indeed, with a blend of comfort, style and accessibility, the Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots — just like the brand’s Astorflex Chelsea Boots — are a seasonal must-have in any color. Trust me: That goes for spring, summer and fall. Seriously, keep them on hand to wear with a rugged chambray shirt and dark selvedge denim to a fall tailgate — it’s a winning combo if you’re looking for insight into how to wear chukka boots. But, back to matters of summer style — what makes these a must-buy?
For starters, it’s tough to find a chukka boot that features eco-friendly, handmade Italian construction out there — let alone with a sub-$150 price tag. And to find one that goes with everything from slim stone chinos to dark denim to slim light wash jeans in the summer can be tricky, too. That easygoing versatility is what sets these Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots apart in so many situations. Rather than resorting to minimal athletic sneakers, jeans and a slim pocket tee, try out these chukka boots and perhaps a tough dive watch — instant style upgrade in the making, and certainly one of the best men’s style moves you can make. And because they’re sold via Huckberry, you can be sure that they’re up to snuff in terms of quality and great looks. It’s also worth noting that the desert boot is a stone-cold classic silhouette — as if you needed another reason to buy these. In addition to real-life functionality for British soldiers, they’ve gained an iconic status — up there with classic white sneakers — that’s tough to top on the footwear front. So, despite summer weather finally catching up to us … there’s no reason not to wear a classic pair of desert boots like the affordable, easy-to-wear and stylish Astorflex Greenflex Chukka Boots.
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