The Thursday Buy: These New FRYE Chelsea Boots Are Some of the Best Boots for Spring

Best Chelsea boots for men.

Stepping into a new season is sometimes as simple as, well, stepping out with the right pair of boots. OK, it might not be quite that simple — you’re still going to need a new spring polo and one of spring’s best jackets — but starting your search from the ground up can be a helpful strategy these days. Take FRYE, the long-running maker of some of the best boots for men, period.

You might know them for the Northeast-based company’s rugged lace-up boots for winter, but keep things a little more airy this spring with a streamlined pair of Chelsea boots. Crucially, the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots hit on the right notes for early spring: Sturdy enough to take a bit of a beating, dressy enough to wear to the office or a cocktail party, and cool enough to wear with everything from olive chinos to light wash jeans and a pocket tee.

Best spring boots for men.

The FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots have all the hallmarks of a dependable pair of boots from the heritage bootmaker (they’ve been in business for well over a century). They start, of course, from the ground up with Goodyear welt construction on most of its boots (and your author assumes the same for the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots, although it’s not listed online!).

From there, touches like hand-burnished detailing add a slightly rugged, edgy appeal. The Graphite color on the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots is a nice blend of brown and charcoal, and suitable for spring (even with some of the best black jeans). The entire profile of the FRYE Seth Chelsea Boots remains sleek and dressy, yet undeniably cool. And while some sizes are selling quickly online, you can secure your new favorite Chelsea boots for under $280 right now. Spring has sprung, indeed.

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Style Pick of the Week: Frye Tyler Chelsea Boots – Best Men’s Chelsea Boots for Fall

Best men's Chelsea boots for fall

Among any list of the best fall style essentials — be it one of the best fall blazers or your new go-to henley — you’d also do well to consider some of the most rugged men’s boots, right? But there’s a fine line to walk, literally, if you want to maximize your versatility. While there’s a time and a place for hard-wearing work boots, you can still get fall-minded performance and style with *drumroll please* a pair of the best men’s Chelsea boots. In fact, at the current moment, there might not be a better pair of men’s boots for fall on the market than the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots.


You’ve hopefully encountered the brand through its penchant for making some of the best leather boots, period, but the American heritage footwear company continues to step up its game with timeless styles like the easy-on, easy-off Chelsea boot. It all starts, of course, with quality leather when it comes to the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots, and in this case, we’re talking a rich Cognac leather that wears well with plenty of fall style picks (everything from dark blue jeans to black denim to olive chinos).

The FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots — which are selling somewhat fast despite a more investment-minded price tag of $328 at FRYE — also sit atop a sturdy leather outsole for traction on slick fall streets and through day-to-night pursuits (anyone up for a park stroll and brewery visit?). Better still, the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots are designed for a smooth ride, thanks to the injection of a rubber forepart in the leather outsole.


The end result is a pair of sleek yet hard-wearing boots, the kind you can team with wool trousers, stretch cotton chinos or your favorite pair of blue jeans without missing a beat. On your top half, go with rugged picks like one of the best men’s henleys or keep things a touch more refined with a cool cotton blazer. Either way, be sure to get as much wear as possible out of the FRYE Tyler Chelsea Boots, because they can take it.

See Now, Buy Now: FRYE’s Logan Cap Toe Boots are Some of the Best Men’s Winter Boots to Buy Now

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If you’re still spending your days searching for a pair of the best boots for men to wear the rest of winter, search no more, because the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are exactly what the doctor ordered, and that’s an understatement. They’re just the latest and greatest in a long lineage of outstanding, stylish boots for men from the USA-founded, heritage-minded style and gear brand. FRYE has a knack for blending the best elements of craftsmanship with superb style, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as they say. FRYE’s boots are dressy but durable, highly rugged and ready for anything, be it winter weather, the office or a seasonal date night.

Any occasion where you need to look your best should be one where you lace up a pair of the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots, in short. Why these boots, and why right now? Well, time is of the essence with winter footwear, and the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are some of the more unique boots on the market, so that’s great incentive to snap up a pair.

The FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots quite literally stand apart from the pack thanks to the use of finely crafted, vegetable-tanned leather that’s been pre-distressed and yet is also geared to age nicely over time. They’re Goodyear-welted, a process that means you can resole these boots — it’s worth the extra effort and investment, because the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots certainly don’t come cheap (they retail for $478 at FRYE right now, but again, that price tag is worth it). The rubber outsole on this pair of the best men’s boots for winter provides traction and durability, ensuring you’ll stay on your feet on slippery city streets while getting around wearing the truly exceptional FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots.

There are multiple variations in terms of distressed leather and different colorways to choose from as you shop the rugged-as-can-be FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots, but it’s the aged brown leather that I think pairs best with everything from the best men’s blue jeans to your favorite pair of corduroy pants for winter. Between the cap toe detailing and the relatively sleek profile, the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are dressy yet rugged all at once, which is great news if you want a pair of the best men’s boots you can wear with practically anything (black jeans included), and practically anywhere (yes, even to the office). The FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots deliver on great looks and tremendous winter-ready functionality, so add them to your boots rotation ASAP.

The Thursday Buy: FRYE Is Making Some of the Best Men’s Boots for Fall

It’s a lofty goal to achieve: Making some of the best boots for fall, and doing so consistently for seasons and years at a time. If you can believe it though, that’s what FRYE has managed to do for well over a century, and although the legendary bootmaker is using different methods and modern materials than days gone by, that heritage and history still stands out. It all comes together at once in a pair of boots like the FRYE William Boots, some of the best and most rugged lace-up boots you’re apt to find on the market. And the timing has never been better to add a new pair to your rotation, seeing as we sit on the cusp of October and the promise of crisp, breezy fall weather. Where to start with these boots? Well, there’s plenty to love.

Add FRYE men’s boots to your rotation

Rugged style awaits with heritage-quality boots

First things first, it’s worth noting that FRYE boots are an investment, and yet one that’s going to pay off handsomely over time (and you can also find some FRYE boots on sale if you know where to look). In the case of the FRYE William Boots, the stage has assuredly been set when it comes to rugged, dependable performance and serious style. The rich brandy leather is practically the perfect shade of leather for fall, easily worn with tan or navy chinos, burgundy corduroy trousers or your favorite pair of broken-in blue denim. Of course, the right shade of leather is nothing without proper construction and durability.

If you want sleek construction and comfort in spades, plus that winning style we know is so crucial for fall, then the FRYE William Lace-Up Boots are the pair to buy now. That rich brandy leather (my personal favorite) sits atop a rubber outsole for added durability, crucial as you stomp through the city on blustery fall days. And your new favorite pair of leather boots has quite a few other things going for it, naturally. They’re Goodyear-welted, an extra step in terms of craftsmanship that means these boots can be resoled after years of wear. They’ll certainly only get better with age, too.


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And the FRYE William Lace-Up Boots feature some smaller touches that make them streamlined and able to be worn with even a tailored wool suit. Note the fact that the eyelets for these boots are hidden, and the laces are made from rounded, waxed cotton — this is a another design detail that makes them a more slimmed-down, sleek pair of boots. As I called out before, the FRYE William Lace-Up Boots won’t come cheap — they’ll run you $328 at FRYE, but they’re more than worth that price tag. They’re also a fast-selling pair of leather boots for fall, so be sure you get yours while they’re still around.

SHOP: The FRYE William Lace-Up 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 Friday Read: USA-Made Boots from FRYE, Faherty Gives Back & A New Bespoke Post Jacket

The coolest denim jacket for a fall weekend — or a winter weekend.

Folks, I’m here to tell you as we kick off today’s Friday Read that I think I’ve found it. What exactly is it? Well, it’s nothing less than the best denim jacket for fall and winter, the Line of Trade Montana Winterized Denim Trucker Jacket, a standout new addition to the Bespoke Post Web site that you should shop ASAP. As it were, I’m going to be reviewing this Line of Trade denim jacket very soon, and in fact, I had the chance to check it out virtually via Zoom as part of the Bespoke Post Holiday Preview last week (the days of menswear events are far off in the future, sadly!). The great news is, this jacket is available right now in advance of colder weather. And let me tell you this: Right now won’t be the last you hear of this stellar denim jacket, and you can even spot it in an upcoming #OOTD post on this very site in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned, folks.

In the meantime, today’s Friday Read is packed with a heck of a lot of the best gear for fall, so I know you’ll find picks aplenty in the meantime. As for me, I’m going to stay busy this weekend working on my newsletter — The Style Guide In Brief — and you should be sure to subscribe if you want a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Saturday!) dose of menswear, gear, craft beer & naturally, indie rock. It’s all in a day’s work, folks. If you want more seasonal style content, be sure to check out my bylines at Maxim and GearMoose, too. For now, I’m off to take a fall stroll in search of a classic fall beer — and lest we forget, my beloved Michigan State Spartans return (safely, I hope!) to the college football gridiron this weekend. Go Green! It’s the theme of the weekend, after all. Here’s the rest of the Friday Read below.

Perfectly rugged boots that also go towards a good cause.

  • Here’s some great news for you if you like your purchases to give back AND look great at the same time. FRYE, the brand you know and love from this blog (and elsewhere!), is donating $10 to Feeding America¬†for every pair of¬†Made in USA¬†shoes sold in October. My favorite styles include picks like the rugged-yet-ever-so-slightly-dressy Logan Cap Toe Boots and the tough-as-nails FRYE Prison Boots for all-day style this fall and winter. They’re both investment-level boots, but assuredly worth it — for both style and a good cause.

Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt

More stylish menswear that gives back, thanks to Faherty.

  • But wait, there’s more when it comes to giving back and looking great while doing so.¬†¬†Faherty Brand, a personal favorite of mine for classic pieces like the Faherty Legend Sweater Shirt as seen above, is donating 100 percent of proceeds from indigenous-inspired print menswear to Doug Good Feather‚Äôs¬†Lakota Way Healing Center¬†— how’s that for a deal you can get behind this season, ehh?
  • Let’s ease into a fall weekend with a perfectly crafted seasonal sipper, shall we? I’ve recently been testing out Spiribam’s Clement Barrel Rhum, a longstanding Caribbean rum favorite you can enjoy in simple rum cocktails or better yet, as an after-dinner sipper. Of course, there’s good news: You can get some of fall’s best rum delivered to you via alcohol delivery service Drizly.
  • We’ve talked spirits, we’ve talked menswear, we’ve talked boots … let’s talk about men’s grooming essentials. I’ve also had the chance to test out the highly effective Disco Face Moisturizer, and it’s with dry fall weather on the way that I’m recommending you check out this brand now. They’re making unique grooming picks with innovative ingredients like eucalyptus, all the better to nourish your skin and reduce inflammation. Pick up some now and look sharp, even as cold weather rolls in.

Before I let you head off into the weekend, dreaming of a rum cocktail or a new winterized denim jacket, allow me to offer up one more fall buying guide. Perhaps a fall road trip is in your future, yes? In that case, check out my guide on how to dress for a fall road trip, featuring stylish sneakerboots, a tough denim jacket and so much more. And here’s one more reminder to hit Subscribe on my newsletter, The Style Guide In Brief, in time to get my Saturday dispatch (and next Tuesday’s of course). To connect with me further for weekend style tips aplenty, feel free to give me a follow on Twitter. OK, folks. Have a great one!

Thanks for reading,

-Beau

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

 

Style Pick of the Week: FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Leather Boots

Some of the best men’s leather boots, made the right way by FRYE.

Another week, another pair of the best leather boots for men as we head ever closer toward fall. I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to and appreciate the crisp, cold fall air, the changing seasons and some fall-centric activities (Oktoberfest beer or hot apple cider, anyone?). And I frequently find myself reaching for some rugged leather boots, a la the FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Leather Boots shown above. They’ve got all the trappings of a pair of classic leather boots, right on down to the sleek-yet-tough plain toe construction, with a bit of an added edge — these stylish boots feature a side zip, giving them a bit more dressy appeal.

What that means for you is, you can team these FRYE leather boots with everything from wool trousers and a chambray shirt to rugged camp pants and a thermal henley without missing a beat. That’s the FRYE way, after all. They’re a heritage bootmaker for men and women with tons of history. Founded in Marlboro, Ma. in 1863 (yes, 1863!), they’ve never really wavered from the kind of quality leather boots that last and last … and last. It’s seriously impressive, and that’s what makes these some of the best boots for men you’ll be snapping up this season.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Leather Lace-Up Boots 

A versatile pair of leather boots with both dressy and rugged appeal.

Keep in mind, these FRYE leather boots are indeed on the pricier side ($358), but consider them in the same league as, say, rugged Red Wing Heritage leather boots … but with dressier styling potential. In my mind, that makes ’em worth every penny. The leather and rubber outsole adds durability and traction through slick fall weather, while waxed cotton laces tie everything together (literally) with more versatility than regular work boot laces. Again, these are a pair of sleek leather boots to wear with everything from your favorite blue jeans and a shawl cardigan to slim tan chinos and a classic Oxford shirt. Add a denim jacket or a chore coat, then call it good for fall adventures. No doubt about it, the FRYE Bowery Lace-Up Leather Boots are going to be in your rotation for a good while, all thanks to the Goodyear welt construction and tough finishing details like antique brass hardware. Need to snag a pair of your new favorite boots for fall? Well, you’ve found ’em here.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Leather Lace-Up Boots 

 

Style Pick of the Week: Frye Prison Boot

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 rich color and Goodyear welt construction create a super-tough (and prison-ready) overall package from Frye.

A rich color and Goodyear welt construction create a super-tough (and prison-ready) overall package from Frye. Photo courtesy of Frye.

As the calendar moves into January and winter (finally) gets started in earnest, I find myself turning time and again to style staples that¬†I can wear over and over again¬†—¬†things like¬†great sweaters, a nice jacket and solid winter accessories. Sometimes when it gets cold or the weather turns on you, you just need something sturdy to carry you from point A to point B. Of course, form and function should go hand-in-hand — and it’s definitely achievable when you browse through the stunning E-commerce pages of a site like Huckberry. Their selection of gear is really second-to-none if you appreciate quality, craftsmanship and timeless style (believe me, I’ve spent hours looking). And one piece in particular really caught my eye¬† this week– those boots you see at the top of the page: the Frye Prison Boot.¬†The name sounds intimidating, to be sure, but the styling potential and quality are actually quite relatable — even if they are the same style of boots made for … wait for it … the Arkansas prison system.

Leather laces and a stone-tumbled finish also add unique character to these boots.

Leather laces and a stone-tumbled finish also add unique character to these boots.

The Frye Prison Boot¬†comes in a rich Cognac colorway, and the boots themselves are, quite incredulously, tumbled with stones for a beat-up, broken-in look. Crucial details like a Goodyear welt construction ensure supremely sturdy quality, and the thick leather laces are also a nice touch. Make no mistake, these are not a pair of boots to be trifled with. The price certainly reflects that — it outstrips nearly every entry on this site’s recent list of best men’s winter boots.¬†On that note, there are definitely brands (like Thursday Boots) who can offer cheaper winter boots and in more sizes (these guys¬†only run up to size 12 via Huckberry). Even with that hefty price tag, the Frye Prison Boot is the type of boot you can take out and use again and again with a ton of outfits — season after season.¬†Think slim corduroys plus a navy crewneck and a chambray shirt (as in this week’s #OOTD entry), for starters. And as long as you reach for something like a chambray dress shirt, they could even¬†add character to something as refined as a slim charcoal suit. The point is this:¬†the color is rich and versatile, the quality is self-evident, and the design touches (like the prison number stamped on the heel) add a little something extra — enough to the point where you just might wish you had a pair the next time you step out in the snow.

Tell me — would you consider buying these boots? How would you style them?