Style Pick of the Week: Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiker Boots – The Best Fall Hiking Boots for Men

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Sometimes, it takes the perfect menswear partnership to make you think differently about a certain category. Take the best men’s hiking boots, for instance. Hiking boots are certainly functional, but they’re not often all that sleek, stylish or rugged, and not often all three of those things at once — until the advent of the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots, that is. Think of them like your new favorite pair of hiking boots, and an ideal partnership between Portland-based Danner and legendary Pacific Northwest heritage retailer Filson. Does it get much better than that? Certainly not in my book.

After all, the good folks at Filson definitely know how to outfit guys with the best rugged gear for men, from warm wool jackets to dependable denim and of course, A-plus footwear (not limited to just the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots, of course). The two brands have, of course, teamed up on the best early fall boots, and this partnership returns just in time for you to get off-trail — or at least get to a cabin getaway — for brisk seasonal adventures. Let’s look more at what makes ’em tick, shall we?

Best fall hiking boots for men.

The Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are reliable in all the right ways from the ground up, starting with the flexible, lightweight-yet-grippy Vibram outsole for springy comfort on muddy, slick trails. Plus, the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are fully waterproof and inspired by the spirit of the great outdoors connecting the two brands — think of them like the perfect blend of throwback Filson style and modern Danner footwear performance. The end result? Easily some of the best hiking boots for men.

Leather and textile GORE-TEX uppers are blended with mesh for breathability while still keeping that crucial waterproof performance intact. They’re the ideal hybrid design to meet the demands of the trail and the town (the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots are certainly more like sneaker boots than traditional hikers, for starters).

You can wear these stylish, reliable hikers with Filson’s Tin Cloth Pants or with stretch jeans, and of course, the Filson x Danner Trail 2650 Hiking Boots wear nicely with Filson flannel shirting or your favorite henley. The right mix of performance and style is yours for under $220 with this exceptional pair of collaborative boots.

The Thursday Buy: These Danner x Huckberry Boots are the Best Men’s Boots to Buy This Fall

We’ve hit the point in the fall season where you’ve hopefully got plenty of fall style essentials on lock, be it one of the best workshirts, your new favorite henley or of course, a pair of the most rugged men’s boots. That’s where today’s essential Thursday Buy comes into play, and I think you’re going to like what you see. The Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots are impossibly rugged, well-designed, seriously cool and expertly crafted — and then some. To say they’re everything you should look for in a pair of the best boots for men doesn’t quite do it justice, either. Let’s keep diving in, shall we?

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Of course, the Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots blend the best of both worlds when it comes to Huckberry’s focus on rugged gear and Danner’s focus on top-notch craftsmanship. The good folks at both companies just understand the spirit of adventure and style — plus functionality.

It all comes together in the Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots, which blend handsome full-grain leather with upper side inserts made using waxed canvas from Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker Jacket.

It certainly gets even better from there when it comes to the Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots. This exclusive collaboration (limited to just 600 pairs) turns the already-impressive Danner Light into a thing of rugged beauty, complete with comfort (the Vibram® Christy outsole) and dependability. The Texas Tan leather is stylish and versatile in its own right, while the Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots offer a snug fit in extreme conditions thanks to speed lacing on the upper.

If you want a pair of exclusive boots made with exceptional quality top of mind, the Danner x Huckberry Waxed Canvas Danner Light Boots are the pair you need to shop now — and there are only 600 pairs available, so act quickly.

The Sunday Sale: Danner’s Bull Run Boots are Now Under $150 at UNCRATE

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Score a great deal on some of the best men’s boots for winter and beyond.

We tend to cover quite a bit of the best men’s gear each week viaThe Sunday Sale, from the best Chelsea boots for men to a deal on one of the best men’s watches. And if you read the blog on the regular, it’s assuredly not the first time you’re hearing about the best on-sale gear at UNCRATE, either. From the boots worn by James Bond to one of the best winter jackets for men, the UNCRATE Surplus section has plenty of stellar styles up for grabs, and at great discounts. That includes today’s featured pick: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots, some of the best men’s winter boots, and they just so happen to be on sale for under $150. If you’re doing the math, that means you’re getting a 30 percent discount on a pair of American-made boots from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage brand. In these winter doldrums, that’s the kind of deal not to be missed, wouldn’t you agree? But what makes these boots so special, what makes these boots really tick? It starts with the nubuck leather, designed to break in over time while standing up to the elements with ease.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

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It’s the rugged moc toe construction that sets these durable, dependable boots apart from the pack.

From the durable moc toe build to the stitchdown construction (a sturdy way of attaching the upper to the Vibram wedge sole), these boots should definitely be able to stand up to anything you throw at ’em. The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots really are designed for all-day comfort, too — it’s all thanks to that Vibram wedge sole, which provides traction and bounce. You’re also getting versatility in terms of style, seeing as this particular pair of rugged leather moc toe boots should wear nicely with everything from olive chinos to classic dark blue denim on your bottom half.

Up top, you can mix and match other rugged style staples with ease, including your favorite pocket T-shirt (when the weather warms up) or a rugged trucker jacket and a thermal shirt (for fighting winter weather right now). The thing is, these are a nearly timeless pair of classic leather boots designed to work as hard as you do (or designed to relax in style afterwards, as well). Wear ’em to a heated brewery beer garden, take them on the trail or lace them up for an early morning of yard work — the Danner Bull Run Lux Boots get the job done, and it’s great news that you can get them on sale at UNCRATE right now.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

See Now, Buy Now: Get James Bond’s Danner Boots Today at UNCRATE

A James Bond-approved pair of rugged hiking boots from Danner.

Yes, folks. You read that headline right. You can now get the same pair of Danner boots as worn by James Bond in Spectre, and you can pick them up from an all-American brand at UNCRATE. The good folks at UNCRATE have an uncanny knack for stocking and selling the best gear for men across the board, including the Barbour jacket worn in Skyfall by the immortal secret agent, so it should come as no surprise that they’re now selling the best boots for fall … and with that added 007 appeal, too. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the next James Bond movie, No Time To Die, releases next month. But back to your new favorite boots. The Danner Mountain Light II Bond Boots check all the right boxes if you want a pair of rugged boots for fall, not least being the fact that the special all-black colorway was made especially for alpine scenes in Spectre. To top it off, they’ve got all the rugged appeal you could hope to want from Danner boots, including the use of a GORE-TEX waterproof lining and of course, that famous Danner construction.

SHOP: The Danner Mountain II Light Bond Boots at UNCRATE 

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Some of the coolest, most rugged boots you can buy right now.

They’re exactly the sort of tactically minded, functional boots a secret agent might need when in the alpines, and that makes them some of the best men’s boots you can buy right now, from the Vibram outsole to the sleek black hardware. Much like, say the Filson x Danner Combat Hikers, these tough boots were made for all kinds of seasonal adventures (that waterproof lining certainly helps). Yes indeed, the Danner Mountain Light II Bond Boots will wear especially well with tan work pants and a rugged chambray shirt for fall day trips or brewery beer runs, and they’ll also work quite nicely with, say, black trousers and a black bomber jacket, a la Bond himself. You can’t go wrong with Danner boots, and when those boots are Bond-approved, that’s even better.

SHOP: The Danner Mountain II Light Bond Boots at UNCRATE 

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Style Pick of the Week: Danner x Huckberry Mountain Pass Gold Rush Boots

Outstandingly rugged and versatile leather boots from Huckberry and Danner, yet again.

Call me crazy, but to me, there’s never been a better time to buy some of the best men’s hiking boots. Why’s that? Well, even for a guy like me — with only nearby nature trails around in Brooklyn — summer is still one of the best times to go hiking. What’s more, it’s a great time to  break out all your summer style essentials in a socially distanced-yet-rugged fashion, hence, the best hiking boots you see here today.  Crucially, the Danner x Huckberry Mountain Pass Gold Rush Boots carry on the wildly successful (and fast-selling!) Danner x Huckberry partnership, blending rugged functionality with interminably cool style and long-lasting dependability. What that means is that these Huckberry x Danner boots are going to last you past summer and into fall and winter with ease, quite possibly making them some of the best men’s boots in your rotation … period. With the kind of history and quality that only Danner can bring to the table, these rugged leather hiking boots are yet another gem to add to your list of style essentials from Huckberry (they’re selling fast though, so be sure to check out other hiking boots from Huckberry as needed).

SHOP: The Danner x Huckberry Mountain Pass Gold Rush Boots

Details help separate these boots from the rest of your rotation.

As one would hope with some of the best men’s hiking boots out there, these boots channel historical style inspiration to go along with the sort of modern functionality we all need these days. For starters, these rugged leather boots are so named because of, well, the gold rush that led frontiersmen to settle in Huckberry’s hometown of San Francisco (and the rich leather has a nice golden color to it, as well). It gets better, though — these Danner x Huckberry hiking boots update the Mountain Pass silhouette, a staple of the super-premium Portland Select line crafted by these Northwest footwear artisans. Add to that the Vibram outsole for flexibility and comfort, top it off with full-grain leather to break in nicely over time, then lace it all up with striking burgundy laces for some of the most classic hiking boots you ever did see. Last but certainly not least, these are topped off with a GORE-TEX lining for the utmost in standout construction — they’re a USA-made pair of leather boots, through and through. Do the Danner x Huckberry Mountain Pass Gold Rush Boots check all the right boxes? They assuredly do, and then some. Get yourself a pair while you still can.

SHOP: The Danner x Huckberry Mountain Pass Gold Rush Boots

The Friday Read: Michigan Craft Beer, Shinola’s New Watch & The Best Boots for November

If you didn’t feel in the holiday spirit yet, well, step right this way with these rugged Rancourt boots.

Although I’ll be in Brooklyn this weekend (likely wearing a pair of rugged leather boots very similar to the excellent Rancourt & Co. leather boots shown above!), my mind is back on my home state of Michigan, and in particular, my alma mater, Michigan State University. I was just in East Lansing last weekend for a terrific time with old college friends, filled with beers at HopCat (a staple of my senior year) and Crunchy’s, along with some Michigan State football. It’s of course with football in mind that I’ll be enjoying craft beer back in my new home borough this weekend — it’s Michigan vs. Michigan State on Saturday, after all! It’s a rivalry that meant a lot to me as a student, and means even more now that I’m farther away from campus. I’ll be finding a sports bar in Brooklyn to hunker down for the game, likely followed by a round of (hopefully!) celebratory beers at the always-excellent Threes Brewing. If your plans involve college football as well, I wish you nothing but luck! And if they involve more frenzied pursuits — such as starting your holiday shopping early — then I’d suggest you A) Check out the below Friday Read and B) Check out the never-not-outstanding Huckberry 2019 Gift Guide, packed with gear like the above Rancourt & Co. leather boots, plus plenty of stylish stocking stuffers. In the meantime, the below reading and gear picks ought to get you started — agreed?

  • Let’s get this weekend started accordingly the right way, yes? I’m talking, of course, about one of the best new beers to try now, covered by yours truly at GearMoose. That beer would be the rich, utterly satisfying Perrin Brewing S’more Stout, a fittingly inspired beer for cold Michigan (and New York) winters. I can’t wait to get my hands on some when I’m back in the Mitten State.
  • Speaking of my home state of Michigan — as has been on my mind this week — it only makes sense that Shinola would come up in conversation here. In fact, over at GearMoose once more, I covered the Shinola Bronze Monster, a durable, tough-as-heck timepiece with plenty of style points built right in. Did I mention it draws design inspiration from Detroit’s Prohibition smugglers? Yes, it’s got plenty going for it, too. Wear it with your favorite henley and tough chore pants on a chilly winter weekend.
  • OK, let’s keep it rolling when it comes to rugged weekend gear and perhaps more importantly, rugged winter boots. I covered the Danner Pub Garden Boots here on the blog just last week, and if you missed that feature, now’s your chance to catch up. They’re fit for the trail, the town, and indeed, the pub, easily. They’ll also wear particularly well with, say, a classic Barbour jacket and rugged work pants.

OK, those are all the style quick hits and men’s style news updates I’ve got for you this week. If you’re still searching for the best gifts for everyone on your list (and it never hurts to start as early as possible!), well, then head to my roundup of some of the best gear for November. From flannel shirts to chukka boots to the best whiskey glasses for the spirits lover, that post has something for everyone (if I do say so myself). OK, it’s time to get ready for some football. Cheers!

See Now, Buy Now: The Danner Pub Garden Boots are the Must-Buy Boots For Your Closet

Rugged boots that are ready for anything you can throw at ’em.

There’s a good chance that any time you set your sights on buying a pair of the best men’s boots, you turn toward Danner — at least, if that’s not the case right now, you need to fix that ASAP. That’s because the dependably rugged and surprisingly stylish Danner Pub Garden Boots are simply some of the best men’s boots for fall, crafted to reliably take on tough projects and laidback fall and winter days in equal measure. If at first you seem skeptical that one pair of tough leather boots could do so much, think again: After all, we’re talking about the Pacific Northwest-inspired folks at Danner, and they know a thing or two about delivering versatile men’s boots (as you’ve probably read on this blog, no doubt!). The Danner team has taken a multi-faceted approach with the Pub Garden Boots, starting with a tough leather upper guaranteed to break in over time (while withstanding mud and slush, that is). They’re waterproof and made to keep your feet dry, no matter what — and the use of a comfortable Ortholite footbed provides added protection on top of that. Those specs make these boots decidedly work-ready, yet they’ve still got plenty of style to bring to the table (or the trail, or the brewery … you get the picture).

SHOP: The Danner Pub Garden Boots 

This rich Chocolate colorway also brings plenty of style to your footwear rotation.

To be sure, the Pub Garden Boots really do blend the best of both worlds — Danner’s proprietary Bi-Fit Board construction offers added ankle support and durability throughout the whole length of the shoe. Again, these are work-ready boots — if you really want ’em to be. Plus, the outsole is made with an oil and water-resistant compound to offer maximum grip on slippery surfaces — that’s important whether you wear the Pub Garden Boots to the brewpub (pun intended!) with your favorite pair of jeans or to hit the trail on an early morning hike. The silhouette is rough-and-tumble, perfect to wear through fall and winter with rugged chore pants and a thermal henley. Long story short: If you want a pair of stylish leather boots that can do it all, you want the Danner Pub Garden Boots.

SHOP: The Danner Pub Garden Boots 

See Now, Buy Now: The Danner Caprine Boots are the Boots You Need for Your Next Summer Adventure

The dependable and durable boots to wear all summer — yes, even in the summer.

Although summer might at first call to mind sandy beaches and lazy days on the lake, it can also be a time of adventure — music festivals, craft beer tastings, whiskey distillery tours … and plenty of stylish exploration on foot. And that, my friends, is where the Danner Caprine Boots come into play, merging comfort and quality with dependability. They’re some of the best men’s boots you can buy this summer — and they make a strong case for the fact that you needn’t shelve your favorite pair of boots just ‘cuz the weather warms up.

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We’ve long been a fan of Danner boots here on the blog, namely for the Pacific Northwest brand’s take on heritage and quality — all done up in modern ways, too. In the case of the Danner Caprine Boots, it starts with unique nubuck leather blended with an abrasion-resistant textile upper, the sort of lightweight combination that’s going to take on breezy summer days and nights, leaf-strewn trails and muddy music festivals with ease.

The unique color schemes of the Danner Caprine Boots make them a style winner.

SHOP: The Danner Caprine Boots

These are a pair of rugged leather boots that are actually easy to wear, without any clunky silhouette in sight. That’s due in part to the sleek-yet-functional design, capped off with a sole tread based on the hooves of mountain goats — yes, you read that right. There’s really no pair on the market quite like the Danner Caprine Boots, right down to the fact that the footbed is made of an open-cell polyurethane material. That means it’s both recycled and also super breathable, all the better to keep you cool at a craft beer festival or an outdoor concert for hours on end.

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You’re also getting the versatility only Danner can provide — pair up the Danner Caprine Boots with a stylish slub tee and light wash jeans, or pair them up with slim tan chinos, a white Oxford shirt and an indigo denim jacket for a full weekend day on the go (from brunch to the farmer’s market to a brewery). And at that aforementioned music festival? They’ll work with black denim and a rugged short-sleeve henley from the time the gates open to when the sun goes down.  In short, the Danner Caprine Boots can really do it all when it comes to summer adventures — but you likely already knew that, right?

SHOP: The Danner Caprine Boots

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: Step Out This Winter in the Danner x Tanner Goods Mountain Pass Boots

The right pair of boots for the winter season — and a fast-selling pair, at that!

There’s no doubt that your Style Guide team absolutely loves durable, rugged boots — especially boots like the Danner x Tanner Goods Mountain Pass Boots. You want a one-of-a-kind, stylish winter boot that performs and looks great at the same time? Perhaps some of the best men’s winter boots out there? Get these Mountain Pass Boots. You want a boot that combines the know-how and rugged style of two tremendous companies (both based in the Pacific Northwest, as it were)? Get the Mountain Pass Boots. You get the picture, right? We previously covered the Danner Mountain Light Boots on the blog — what with their James Bond-esque looks and alpine-inspired design — and the Danner x Tanner Goods Mountain Pass Boots carry with them a similar attention to detail and rugged style. It’s part of an ongoing partnership between the two brands that’ll have you reaping some serious benefits. The Vibram sole provides classic durability that you’ll surely need on slippery streets, while the suede leather upper looks cool and sleek. That’s fashion and function at work, assuredly. Yes indeed, the Mountain Pass Boots have a ton going for them.

And we haven’t even talked about the Ortho-Lite insole or the DRI-LEX lining — these aren’t a pair of old-school hikers without any technical specs. Plus, the waxed canvas collar is exactly the sort of rugged-refined detailing you might expect when a brand like Tanner Goods — renowned for the quality of its leather — gets in the mix with Danner. Of course, the resulting Mountain Pass Boots are the complete package, able to work with dark denim and a crewneck sweater or alongside burgundy corduroys and a denim trucker jacket. Now, all you need is a pair of stylish winter socks and maybe, just maybe … a rugged flannel shirt. Sounds like the perfect outfit for an afternoon spent by the fire or at your favorite brewpub, yes? Who’s with me on that?

Will the Danner x Tanner Goods Mountain Pass Boots be finding their way onto your feet this season? Let me know in the comments or via Twitter!