See Now, Buy Now: The HELM Boots Finn Boots Are a Rugged, Refined Footwear Upgrade

Best men's Chelsea boots to shop now.

Sometimes, it takes a reminder or two, or a bit of practice, to build a wardrobe from the ground up with a pair of the best boots for men. Take the HELM Finn Chelsea Boots. I talked earlier this month on the blog about how they’re some of the best Chelsea boots for men to shop now, and yet… here we are talking once again about ’em. Take that as a good sign: I’ve been wearing these handsome, refined leather boots around Brooklyn and loving the proper mix of quality, comfort and rugged style.

So, let’s talk once more about the HELM Boots Finn Chelsea Boots, shall we? Specifically, let’s dive into the rugged appeal of the HELM Finn Boots in Sienna. While these sleek, stylish Chelsea boots come in Brown and Black, it’s the water-resistant waxed suede of the Sienna colorway that I specifically appreciate, and I think you’ll feel the same way.

Of course, all of the proper specs are in order on any one of these three colorways, from the dependable, comfortable-right-out-of-the-box Blake stitch construction to the all-year rubber lug sole for maximum traction. Yet, it’s the water-resistant design of this pair that puts them a cut above the rest, especially when worn with, say, a pair of the best blue jeans or a set of the best men’s corduroy pants.

In similar fashion to some of the other best boots for men that HELM makes, these blend craftsmanship with the sort of under-$300 affordability that’s tricky to find in the market, too. The full leather lining on these essential Chelsea boots also makes them extremely comfortable right out of the box, while a durable back pull tab will last through years of wear. Sizes are going quickly when it comes to a pair of the best Chelsea boots for men, so shop while they’re still around for under $270.

See Now, Buy Now: Step Out in Style This Winter With Stylish Men’s Chelsea Boots from HELM

When a great thing comes along — like, say, a pair of stylish men’s Chelsea boots from one of your favorite boot brands — it’s always a wise bet to give them a good, long look, right? That’s my philosophy, and like a moth to a flame, whenever HELM Boots releases a new pair of stylish men’s boots, I’m first in line to check them out.

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In fact, that’s particularly the case with the HELM Finn Boots, the brand’s just-launched pair of Chelsea boots, and a design more than five years in the making. I’ve had the chance to check out these seriously cool Chelsea boots around my home neighborhood of Brooklyn since they launched last week, and allow me to step right up and say: These are some of the best men’s boots to buy now, period.

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They’re built very well from the ground up with double-stitched, resoleable Blake stitch construction, and HELM’s signature white midsole is a visually appealing touch on either the black Krumenauer leather or one of two additional, handsome shades: Sienna and a rich Brown leather, another HELM Boots signature. The Sienna pair looks especially appealing, with rich texture to complement plenty of winter outfits.

These boots are sturdy yet supremely comfortable right out of the box, an experience I’ve also had with other HELM men’s boots in the past. Note that the Black leather pair is also fully lined in soft black leather.

And crucially, the custom rubber lug sole adds plenty of traction and grip on slick city streets. I appreciate the sleek, dressy black leather colorway of the HELM Finn Boots, perhaps a wise purchase to make as you shop for winter dress boots this season. The reinforced pull tab also feels sturdy yet supple, while small touches like a soft shoe bag and the brand’s custom sock liner quote within the boot really round things out in a premium way.

In summary: Searching for a pair of the best new boots, or a set of stylish Chelsea boots to round out that winter footwear rotation? You know where you’ve got to go… to HELM Boots now to get your new go-to pair of Chelsea boots. Cheers, my friends!

Style Pick of the Week: The HELM Boots Zind Boots Are Some of the Coolest Men’s Boots to Lace Up Now

Best fall boots for men.

My friends, if you read the blog on the regular, then I’d wager you know that there’s nothing quite like lacing up a pair of the best men’s boots for fall, right? Think of it like one of the simple pleasures of building a wardrobe from the ground up with the best boots for men and so much more — but of course, in the chilly climes of fall, the right pair of stylish men’s boots is everything. Luckily, that’s where the remarkably stylish, very fast-selling and remarkably well-made HELM Zind Boots enter the equation.

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Perhaps you recognize the Austin-based brand for its penchant for crafting the best chukka boots for men, not to mention classic leather sneakers aplenty, and HELM Boots is certainly an all-season brand worthy of your hard-earned time and cash. The HELM Zind Boots are particularly special in terms of how they’re built (note the resoleable Blake stitch construction), not to mention the sleek, surprisingly dressy Krumenauer Brush-Off Leather in Burgundy.

That touch makes the HELM Zind Boots readily wearable with everything from tailored chinos to your favorite pair of blue jeans, to name but a few key style picks. You can even top that combination off with one of the best men’s winter sweaters, too. Seriously, these handsome leather boots can do just about anything.

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With a pair of rugged-yet-refined men’s boots like the HELM Zind Boots — note the dashing Burgundy color — the world is your oyster, as it goes, in terms of how you style them. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you could wear the HELM Zind Boots with your best fall and winter suit, too. Antique brass eyelets add a touch of throwback appeal, while the entire profile on the HELM Zind Boots is versatile and incredibly, well, cool. The next time you need to lace up a pair of the best boots for men, the HELM Zind Boots are your best bet.

The Tuesday Steal: Save 30 Percent on the Best Chukka Boots from HELM Boots Right Now

Best leather chukka boots for men.

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog as of late, you know that it’s more crucial than ever to start gearing up for early fall with the best men’s style essentials — like the best boots for men, of course. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you can find those style essentials on sale, that’s all the better, and that brings us to the pair of rugged leather chukka boots available today at a nice discount.

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They hail from Austin’s own HELM Boots, a company you’re hopefully familiar with for its versatility and craftsmanship — they make everything from a pair of the best leather sneakers for men to some of the most rugged lace-up boots, of course.

You can add the HELM Declan Boots to that list, and you can rest even easier knowing they’re 30 percent off right now. Yes, that’s right: That discount takes these stylish leather chukka boots down below $200, a whale of deal — and a good reason to act quickly, since your new favorite chukka boots are selling fast.

Why go all in right now on the HELM Declan Boots? It’s simple, really. They’ve got all the hallmarks of dependable, durable style through and through, from a profile that’s sleek yet rugged — and wearable with slim chinos or more casual blue jeans — to the quality construction. The HELM Declan Boots are made with resoleable Blake construction (less expensive than Goodyear welting, but no less functional), and my favorite pair in particular uses handsome brown Balthazar leather that’ll get better with age.

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Of course, you can also find the HELM Declan Boots in the HELM Boots Sale section in sharp Tan suede, a style that fits right in with other seasonal looks (like olive chinos, for instance). Now, sizes of the HELM Declan Boots are moving plenty quickly given that agreeable sale price of $175, so if you want a new pair of the best men’s chukka boots to call your own this fall, act now.

Style Pick of the Week: HELM Boots Xander Sneakers – The Best New Sneakers to Buy Right Now

Best new sneakers for men.

When building your perfect wardrobe — yes, a lofty goal but it is possible! — keep an eye out for brands that do expected things in… unexpected ways. Take Austin-based HELM Boots. Hopefully, you know the brand from this very blog over the years, seeing as they’ve got more than a decade of crafting the best boots for men. But what if I told you that same brand now excelled at something, yes, unexpected? As in, making some of the best men’s sneakers? That’s where the HELM Xander Sneakers come into play, with all the variety, versatility and craftsmanship you might expect from a brand that specializes in, well, all three of those key approaches.

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The HELM Xander Sneakers take the brand’s penchant for high-quality leather and top-notch construction and bring it all together in a pair of the best sneakers for men, a move that’s a nice change of pace for the summer months — and heading into early fall as well, of course. Billed as “sneakers built by a boot company,” the HELM Xander Sneakers start things off the right way: With exceptional Krumenauer leather in shades like the goes-with-anything Bone shown above. Oh, and one quick note: You can get a nice 15 percent off your first purchase, plus free shipping, right now.

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Another neat thing about the covetable HELM Xander Sneakers? They’re named after and inspired by Death & Co. cocktail maestro Alexander Day, creator of famed watering holes across the country and a past winner of the James Beard Award — oh, and he’s the younger brother of the co-founder of HELM Boots. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though, because between the handsome leather and the durable cupsole construction, the HELM Xander Sneakers only get even cooler.

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To make matters even cooler and more stylish, the HELM Xander Sneakers use a treaded rubber outsole for traction and durability, all the while maintaining a sleek profile that wears well with your favorite pair of blue jeans or classic tan chinos in equal measure. Consider them like sneakers you can certainly dress up to wear to the office, yet keep the HELM Xander Sneakers close by to wear for casual weekend lounging — even with tailored joggers for a Saturday coffee run.

And let’s close things out by talking price: The HELM Xander Sneakers clock in at just $195, a relative steal for sneakers that go above and beyond in terms of quality and construction. When you’re looking for the unexpected — and when you’re hunting for the best new sneakers — snag this pair ASAP.

See Now, Buy Now: The HELM Boots Jakob Boots are the Best Pair of Boots to Lace Up Now

Who among us can pass up the chance to buy some of the best leather boots for men, right? I know I certainly can’t turn down the chance to both shop and buy a fresh new pair of rugged leather boots, especially to end one year and head into the next in style. If you ended up with some extra Christmas cash, for instance, then investing in some of the best new leather boots from Austin-based HELM is never a bad decision. I’ve long been a fan of HELM’s richly crafted leather boots (check out my HELM boots review for the full scoop), and with the HELM Jakob Boots, it looks like they’ve done it once again.

What exactly does “it” mean when it comes to the HELM Jakob Boots? Well, it’s both simple and yet not quite so simple. It starts, of course, with the work boot silhouette, a tough-as-nails style originally introduced into the HELM line in 2018. Now, the HELM Jakob Boots are back in the mix, with the same silhouette, the very same standout rubber cushion sole and the same handcrafted quality.

The HELM Jakob Boots also really lean into the brand’s penchant for high-quality, rugged and extremely dependable boots. In this instance, that means they use Blake Rapid Welt Stitch construction, which sews the upper of the boot onto a two-part lower half: A midsole sewed onto a rugged outsole. This gives it another layer of toughness and durability, ensuring that the HELM Jakob Boots aren’t messing around when it comes to tough performance and seasonal appeal. Make no mistake though, the HELM Jakob Boots aren’t ultra-heavy or clunky. The lightweight, cushioned yet dependable rubber outsole makes them some of the best boots for men, providing traction and workman-like performance on slippery city streets.

It also helps that the HELM Jakob Boots feature rich, gets-better-with-age Krumenauer leather in Brown (Krumenauer has been around for well over 100 years). Yes indeed, the specs on the HELM Jakob Boots are undeniably cool and built to withstand plenty of wear and tear. And although these are a work boot style, they’re streamlined enough to be worn with your favorite pair of chinos, plus a rugged denim trucker jacket (to name but one style pairing). They can also be worn readily with broken-in blue denim and your favorite henley, but a classic Oxford shirt is a prime style move, too. Throw on a shawl cardigan and you’re ready for a winter day at the office or beers at your favorite brewery. That’ll work just fine, won’t it? Lace up the HELM Jakob Boots to ring in the new year and the rest of winter in style.

The Sunday Sale: Get Some of the Best Boots Under $300 from HELM

What is right now if not an outstanding time to start shopping some of the best boots for fall from HELM, right? It seems like just yesterday, we were talking about the importance of scoring some of the best boots for early spring. But like clockwork, it’s now just about time to lace up some highly dependable, utterly stylish boots for fall — and it doesn’t hurt that today’s boots in question are more than 10 percent off at HELM Boots (they should drop down to under $260, in fact).. The Austin-based bootmaker gets so many of the details right, including premium materials and exceptional production, and that makes the HELM Hollis Boots (a favorite of mine over the years) an incredible on-sale pickup as you search for the best men’s boots for fall — and beyond.

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HELM Boots delivers rugged, durable, handsome leather boots at unstoppable prices

HELM prides itself on affordability, not to mention high-class design and durability to begin with (they already make some of the best boots under $300, as it were). And now, staple items like the HELM Hollis Boots get an even deeper discount. Every penny counts these days, especially if you want to build a well-rounded and reliable boot collection, so start putting those savings towards your next big fall boots purchase. Briefly, what do you get with the HELM Hollis Boots? Quite a bit of bang for your buck, from the rich Dark Natural leather to the rubber mini-lug outsole for added fall traction. Antique Nickel eyelets dial in that sense of well-made durability, and the build means they’re suitable to wear with your favorite blue jeans or tailored chinos in equal measure. We’re going to wrap this one up here, because rugged boots on sale only means one thing: There’s no time to waste in adding ’em to your rotation.

See Now, Buy Now: The HELM Boots Ryder Boots are the Best Boots for Early Spring

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Your new favorite pair of rugged leather boots.

Is it hard to believe we’re now back in (gulp) March, a year on from pandemic life? It sure is, but that’s not why we’re here today. We’re here instead to talk about the best boots for men for early spring, a decidedly much more fun topic that’ll get you off your feet and looking towards the future (and new seasonal adventures, of course). The boots in question would be the HELM Boots Ryder Boots, a pair of rugged leather boots from the Austin-based HELM Boots team that’ll have you planning to go off-trail and off-road in a hurry this season. They certainly look like an updated take on the best hiking boots, but just know that you need ’em in your life either way. Of course, it’s a major benefit that you can get $50 off when you order your first pair from the brand. HELM Boots says that these are a pair of “contemporary boots for all adventures,” and based on what I know about the brand — I’ve published a HELM Boots review in the past, after all — it’s very hard to argue with that logic.

These are quite simply some of the best men’s leather boots, what with bountiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. HELM makes some of the best men’s Chelsea boots and the best plain toe boots, too, but the HELM Ryder Boots are a different breed (in a great way, that is).

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These tough leather boots are ready to go just about anywhere this season.

The versatility and craftsmanship of the HELM Boots Ryder Boots starts from the ground up with HELM’s Stavos rubber sole for maximum traction and durability. The Blake Rapid Stitch construction sews the upper to the top of the sole for more flexibility and a smooth ride, and the D-ring lacing gives them that hiking boot feel. For even more comfort, they’re lined in smooth black leather.

These are rugged leather boots you can wear plenty of different places this spring, be it to an outdoor beer garden or for a park stroll (to name but a few favorite spring pursuits). The HELM Boots Ryder Boots, especially in the handsome Dark Natural Babbo leather, should pair well with everything from classic light wash denim to olive chinos and more. Up top, these dependable, classic leather boots are practically begging to be teamed with essentials like your favorite T-shirt or a timeless chambray shirt. Wear ’em casually or team the HELM Boots Ryder Boots with a white Oxford shirt and tan chinos, for starters. The end result is nothing less than your new favorite pair of boots for your spring wardrobe. Let me know on Twitter if you do lace ’em up.

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The Thursday Buy: The HELM Boots Zind Teak Boots Are Your New Favorite Fall Boots

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Possibly your new favorite boots for fall, no doubt about it.

Make no mistake, I’m certainly of the opinion that you should invest in the best of the best when it comes to your daily fall style staples, including, most crucially, your new favorite leather boots. In fact, that’s where HELM Boots comes into play. Based out of Austin, Texas and a favorite of the blog for at least a couple years (read more about them here, for starters), they take great care in handcrafting boots right in Austin using time-honored techniques and some serious attention to detail. What it all boils down to is that the HELM Boots Zind Boots are your new favorite fall boots, and they’re here not a moment too soon to save your fall and winter wardrobe. How’s that sound? Pretty great, right? It gets better, though. Not only are the HELM Zind Boots some of the most rugged leather boots for fall, they also happen to be available for $50 off when you order your first pair from HELM Boots. You really can’t top that mix of craftsmanship and (relative) affordability, can you?

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A clean and classic profile make these some of the most versatile boots you can buy right now.

Of course, as you might expect from HELM Boots — and rightfully so — the specs of these handsome leather boots are on-point, from the construction to the craftsmanship and heritage. Despite the fact that HELM is just over a decade old, that’s mighty impressive. To be more specific, the Balthazar leather is rugged-yet-refined and should age quite nicely over time. What’s more, the narrow profile makes the HELM Zind Boots dressier, arguably, than others in your rotation. That means you should feel comfortable wearing them with everything from slim denim and a henley to a white Oxford shirt and tan chinos. Yes indeed, when opportunity knocks to pick up your new favorite leather boots, answer the call and get the HELM Zind Boots.

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See Now, Buy Now: These New Chelsea Boots From HELM Boots Belong On Your Feet

A new take on the Chelsea boot from one of the best men’s bootmakers out there.

Just when you thought it might be time to start putting your leather boots away in favor of more spring-like style essentials, HELM Boots goes and releases some of the best leather Chelsea boots on the market. Surely, you know HELM Boots from the blog, and from my musings on the best boots to buy now. But if not? Let’s dive in. The boots in question in today’s See Now, Buy Now entry would just so happen to be the HELM Boots Holt Boots, a new take on classic Chelsea boots that’ll have you making plenty of excuses to wear them — yes, from the early spring and into (gasp) … the summer. After all, when you find a pair of the best Chelsea boots at an agreeable price for their construction and quality, you make an effort to get as much use out of them as possible — that’s my stance, at least.

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So, to business. The HELM Boots Holt Boots come in two highly versatile, rich leathers: Dark Grey (wear them with stonewashed light grey jeans and a classic white T-shirt) or Dark Natural (ready to be paired with your favorite denim and a waxed trucker jacket). As it goes with HELM Boots, the difference really is in the details, starting with the fact that these stylish Chelsea boots are made with unique, full-grain Balthazar leather using time-tested methods (HELM Boots has been crafting stylish boots in Austin for more than a decade now, so rest assured, they hold up).

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Sleek, yet rugged and dependable all the same — a very solid effort from HELM Boots.

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Most importantly, the HELM Boots Holt Boots really drive home the notion that every guy needs a great pair of Chelsea boots in his wardrobe. They’re more visually interesting than classic chukka boots (although you need a pair of those, too!), they offer tougher style and functionality than high-top sneakers (again, also a necessity!), and in the case of the HELM Boots Holt Boots, they can be worn to the office as readily as they can be worn to, say, the Austin City Limits music festival. How’s that for a classic pair of Chelsea boots? Not bad, I’d say. Experience the HELM Boots Holt Boots for yourself, then let me know what you think of them on Twitter.

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