The Sunday Sale: Save 60 Percent On these Rugged Spring Rain Boots from Huckberry

Best spring rain boots for men.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that by the time you need to prepare for what’s out there — inclement weather, rocky terrain, a breezy day or some combination of all three — it’s often too late. That means having rugged menswear essentials aplenty on hand, including a pair of the best rain boots.

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Where’s a guy to go to get those essentials? Well, that’s easy: The good folks at Huckberry have you covered, and it gets even better from there: The All-Weather Duckboots are already as durable and dependable as it gets when it comes to the best spring rain boots, but the All-Weather Duckboot Low takes thing in a slightly more streamlined direction while still delivering rain-ready performance.

You might very well be wondering if there’s a catch, but I’m here to tell you there’s no catch — other than the fact that the All-Weather Duckboot Low are actually on sale right now for an astonishingly low price: They’re marked down 60 percent, which brings them to $59 (as opposed to $148). That’s a deal that’s nearly too good to pass up, right? I couldn’t agree more.

Best men's rain boots to buy now.

Crucially, the All-Weather Duckboot Low boast plenty of the same features that made the original lace-up Duckboots so essential and downright dependable, including that durable sneaker boot design, a cushioned midsole for plenty of spring in your step, and 100 percent waterproof construction. The All-Weather Duckboot Low also use full-grain leather paired with that contrasting duckboot rubberized rand, and the entire shoe rests above a hard-wearing Vibram outsole for maximum traction.

Going off-trail, hitting the road for a camping excursion or even dashing around town on a rainy day just got a lot more affordable and performance-focused with the All-Weather Duckboot Low — score them now for 60 percent off, but know that sizes are going quite quickly at the moment.


Style Pick of the Week: M.Gemi Strada Derby Shoes

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.

A very continental, very stylish pair of footwear from a new men's line.

A very continental, very stylish pair of footwear from a new men’s line.

So, by a show of hands — how many of you here recognize the name M.Gemi? Possibly a few? That definitely makes sense — and it means we’re off to a good start. If it’s because your wife, mom, girlfriend or sister is a fan of their luxurious women’s shoes, it’s time for us fellas to start paying attention. Namely, the brand launched men’s shoes earlier this spring — and has done a darn good job of nailing the crisp, classic aesthetic beloved by #menswear fans everywhere. And, whether you have or haven’t come across the brand’s men’s shoes before, they just might have your summer footwear conundrum solved. Certainly, there’s a time and place for stylish leather loafers or classic white sneakers (heck, even denim sneakers work), but there’s a sort of versatility and continental style that’s unmatched when it comes to a classic pair of suede Derby shoes — like the M.Gemi Strada. So named for their casual, open lacing and constructed from Italian Santa Croce suede and a durable leather-and-rubber sole, they very well might be unlike any pair of shoes in your closet — and that’s ideal if you need a footwear refresh this spring. While you’ll have to get on the wait list for some pairs (and figure out your European shoe size), it’s worth the time. And take specific notice of the Sand Strada in the meantime — it’ll match seamlessly with everything from chambray trousers to light grey chinos.

A premium leather-and-rubber sole should stand up to everything from cobblestones to city sidewalks this spring and summer.

A premium leather-and-rubber sole should stand up to everything from cobblestones to city sidewalks this spring and summer.

They’re available in two other highly versatile colors — Navy and Gray — each of which would complement everything from rolled lightwash denim to white jeans. A suede derby shoe in and of itself is also a great shoe to toss on if you fancy trying a bit of a monochromatic look, too. As a footwear piece, they work well as a sneaker substitute with chinos and a blazer, or with a chambray shirt and slim black jeans. Even the Navy Strada packs enough visual contrast in the rich Italian suede to offset slim navy chinos or classic dark denim quite nicely. The same goes for the Sand Strada, seen here. Don’t be afraid to pair those with an indigo pocket tee and light khaki denim for a pretty pleasing visual effect. While it takes some getting used to at first, the art of nonchalantly wearing a great pair of footwear with style staples both casual and tailored has been perfected for years by the guys at Pitti Uomo (whether it fits your sense of style or not). So, given that these are a premium price but not out-of-this-world expensive, it might be time to look into rounding out your closet with your own pair of M.Gemi men’s shoes. These should be the first pair you reach for on Mondays, and they’d be a wise pick for travel, summer weddings and lots of stops in between. With the right suede shoe cleaning kit, you’ll have them for several seasons ahead.

Would you pick up this pair from M.Gemi? What are your thoughts on the brand? Let me know at The Style Guide Facebook page!
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