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.

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The Sunday Sale: Get the Best Men’s Boots and Gear for Fall at FRYE Right Now

The Best Frye Boots for Men

A great opportunity to get the best men’s boots — and more — at the best prices around.

If you read this blog or my newsletter regularly, you know I’m absolutely a fan of FRYE men’s boots. This heritage bootmaker just so happens to specialize in making the best boots for men (plus sneakers and supporting pieces, like rugged men’s henleys), so it’s only fitting that they’re the focus of today’s Sunday Sale. Especially as we step into fall, you need the very best men’s gear to take on chilly weather, blustery day trips, cold early mornings and much more, and of course, FRYE is going to be where you’ll get said gear.

The difference with FRYE really comes down to quality materials (the leather used in its men’s boots is a sight to behold), plus rugged, tough construction. From dress boots to leather lace-up boots, the brand really can do it all. With that being said, I’ll make it easy on you: Here are my top sale picks from The FRYE Company to power your season ahead. The even better news? You can get $25 off your first order at FRYE right now. Cheers, my friends!

FRYE Greyson Lace-Up Boots — $249

Rugged, cool-as-can-be lace-up boots.

From the rich cognac leather to the dressy-but-versatile profile, the FRYE Greyson Lace-Up Boots should be able to tackle any challenge you throw at ’em this fall. Wear them with your favorite blue jeans and a classic cardigan for casual fall weekend style.

FRYE Ludlow Low Sneakers — $69

Rugged-yet-versatile men’s sneakers from FRYE.

See, I told you that FRYE makes more than just some of the best boots for men, and the FRYE Ludlow Sneakers prove that. You’ve still got some time to rock these FRYE sneakers before the weather turns, and they’re a downright steal at well under $100. A canvas exterior and rugged rawhide laces make these some of the best men’s sneakers right now.

FRYE Trench Combat Shearling Boots — $249

Durable, rugged and warm leather boots for fall and winter.

When you can get more than 40 percent off your new favorite boots, you take it. These rugged combat boots are lined with shearling and feature both leather and wool on the exterior for extra warmth. In short: Some of the coolest men’s boots for fall, period.

FRYE Henley Pocket T-shirt — $24

A cool, rugged henley T-shirt from FRYE — not bad, ehh?

See, I told you that FRYE goes beyond boots and even makes pieces like this rugged Henley Pocket T-shirt. It’s a steal at under $30 (normally $88), so pick up one of the best men’s henleys for all your fall layering needs.

FRYE Paul Light Chukka Boots — $159

Lightweight chukka boots to wear from 9-to-5 and well beyond.

Take nearly $100 off these versatile, lightweight chukka boots you can wear now and through most of fall. The FRYE Paul Light Chukka Boots feature both rich suede and a soft, cushioned footbed for day-to-night style.

FRYE Prison Boots — $299

The most dependable, toughest men’s boots on the market, ehh?

The rugged FRYE Prison Boots have been on my menswear wish list for some time, and now, you should add ’em to yours, too. It’s hard to find some of the best leather boots for men on sale like this, which means you should act quickly to get your pair — right? Right.

FRYE Quilted Dean Overshirt — $99

FRYE Quilted Dean Overshirt

Your new favorite fall overshirt, guaranteed.

Looking for one of the best men’s overshirts to serve as a transitional layer alongside a pair of the best boots for men? What if I told you it was nearly 70 percent off? Well, you’ve found it with the FRYE Quilted Dean Overshirt, folks — it features suede elbow patches and front chest pockets for your EDC essentials.

FRYE Ludlow High Sneakers — $79

A classic pair of high-top sneakers to wear all fall, folks.

Yes, folks — that price is correct. Some of the best high-top sneakers for men can now be found for well under $100, with great looks and perfect fall style, to boot. I’d snap up the FRYE Ludlow High Sneakers ASAP if I were you.

FRYE Bowery Wingtips — $199 

Some of the sharpest black leather wingtip shoes on the planet.

Get some of the best black wingtips for men for 60 percent off — if you act now, that is. These are classic black leather dress shoes made the right way (from vegetable-tanned vintage leather), and they’ll look great with navy dress trousers or dark blue denim in equal measure.

FRYE Korver Chelsea Boots — $159

Rugged winter boots to wear when the weather gets rough.

See, I told you that FRYE men’s boots really can do it all, didn’t I? The FRYE Korver Chelsea Boots, made with waterproof leather and featuring a tough-yet-comfortable Vibram sole construction, are some of the best winter boots for men out there, especially when found at a deal like this.

That’s going to wrap up my guide to the best men’s boots to buy at FRYE right now, but hopefully, this post shows you that the heritage bootmaker really is so much more than that. From rugged winter boots like the FRYE Korver Chelsea Boots to some of the best high-top sneakers for men, they’ve got plenty of gear for the modern, stylish man (that’s you!). And hey, who know they could also make one of the best men’s overshirts, too? I’m partial to classic picks like the rugged FRYE Prison Boots, for instance, but I’d love to hear from you on your favorites — just give me a shout over on Twitter. Happy shopping out there, and happy fall!

 

 

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?

Men’s Style Christmas Wish List 2015

Editor’s note: To check out past Christmas Wish List posts, click here.

Alright, folks — you know the drill. In just a little over two weeks, Santa’s coming to town (yes, Santa!). And that hopefully means some stylish gifts for us menswear aficionados out there — but more importantly, some great time spent with loved ones. However, it can be pretty sweet undoubtedly to get just what you want under the tree. As to your humble style blogger over here — well, I’ve got my eye on some nice gear as well (just look at my Wish List Pinterest board for starters). Budgetary constraints definitely put some limits on these things the rest of the year, but a guy can dream … right? What’s on your Christmas Wish List?

#1. FRYE Company Grand Tall Lace Sneaker — $288

Antiqued leather and rawhide laces put these sneakers a cut above the rest.

Antiqued leather and rawhide laces put these sneakers a cut above the rest.

If you follow this blog, you’re probably well-acquainted with the fact that I love me a great sneaker (particularly from Brooklyn’s own, uh, GREATS). And throughout the fall and winter, I find myself always on the hunt for a terrific high-top leather sneaker — the style just seems to go well with the heartier textures and colder weather of the season. FRYE is normally known for its rough-and-tumble boots, yet these sneakers look absolutely superb. The rich cognac color would pair well with black, grey or blue denim, and they look dressy enough to wear with a navy blazer and some burgundy cords, too. Alas, they’ll have to stay on the wish list for now.

#2. Apolis Wool Chore Jacket — $328

A versatile color and an updated take on a classic silhouette make this item worthy of the Holiday Wish List.

A versatile color and an updated take on a classic silhouette make this item worthy of the Christmas Wish List.

Yet another item that’s pricey yet drool-worthy, and that’s why it fills out the second spot on this list. Apolis has done a great job combining quality product and an emphasis on doing business the right way. They don’t lose any style points in the process — its outerwear across the board represents updated takes on classic workwear styles, and versatile options ike this olive chore jacket provide great styling potential. That goes for blue or black denim, or even light grey chinos. Its indigo jackets are frequent hot sellers as well, but I think this colorway would be just as versatile — can you hear me, Santa?
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#3. Shinola Runwell 41mm Watch — $550

A football leather strap and a crisp dial are excellent finishing touches for a stellar timepiece.

A football leather strap and a crisp dial are excellent finishing touches for a stellar timepiece.

A Shinola Runwell watch made my Christmas Wish List last year too, and a new Shinola Runwell watch from the American-made brand is more than worthy of inclusion in this year’s edition. Shinola has a penchant for watches of exceptional quality, on top of subtle design touches that create a pleasing overall package. The dark camel football leather strap is one such feature here. The black dial and gold numerals build off the crisp style for which the brand is known, and that 41mm case diameter hits the sweet spot. Again, taking notes Santa?

#4. JackThreads The Bomber — $149.50

Just one of the many Wish List-worthy items from JackThreads' new menswear line.

Just one of the many Wish List-worthy items from JackThreads’ new menswear line.

Two jackets on one Christmas Wish List? Yes, sir — they’re both that great-looking. While this bomber jacket certainly isn’t as cost-prohibitive as the other items on this list, a buck-fifty is still a good chunk of change to throw down — and this is coming from a guy who loves his jackets.  JackThreads has done a tremendous job launching its new menswear line, and it’s filled with modern updates on stylish essentials; one such example can definitely be seen here. This is the kind of jacket I might wear with a great henley and some slim denim on the weekends, or over a knit tie and chambray shirt to work.

#5. Todd Snyder Great Lakes Sweatshirt — $198

A touch of home in a stylish (and expensive) sweatshirt.

A touch of home in a stylish (and expensive) sweatshirt.

Just as Shinola nabbed a spot on this list for the second year in a row, so too does Todd Snyder. There’s something about the noted American menswear designer and his penchant for mixing heritage sportswear and contemporary fits, as he continually does with his collaborations with Champion. I have a soft spot for the Great Lakes Sweatshirt in particular, as I love visiting my home state of Michigan. The piece on its own is the epitome of a casual weekend sweater — stylish, versatile and made with what looks to be high-quality washed cotton. Can you ask for much more in a crewneck sweater?

So that about wraps up my Christmas Wish List for this year, although I can say in advance that I’ll certainly be looking forward to spending plenty of high-quality time with my family in sunny Florida in a few weeks’ time. And if in the meantime, one of these gifts ends up under the tree, I certainly wouldn’t be mad about it!

What’s on your Christmas Wish List? Any of the above picks?
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