See Now, Buy Now: Lace Up the Stylish TAFT Rome Boots to Get Ready for the Season Ahead

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We’ve been talking this week on The Style Guide about how to get ready for early fall in style — and trust me when I say it’s never too early to gear up the right way. Among the right ways you can outfit yourself with the best men’s style essentials? Get started early and often by shopping for some of the best boots for men from a brand that knows plenty about how to get ’em right — the brand in question is TAFT, a personal favorite of mine when it comes to rugged, dependable style.

In fact, the brand toes the line nicely between rugged and refined, offering up some of the best men’s boots at agreeable prices given the quality and style points on offer. Take, for instance, today’s featured pick: That’d be the TAFT Rome Boots, as versatile a set of stylish men’s boots as you’re apt to find these days. What makes them so essential for early fall (and beyond)? It’s, well, quite simple, really.

To kick things off, you’ll find that the TAFT Rome Boots are a true fan favorite, rated at 5 stars through more than 1,400 reviews. How’s that for positive customer feedback as you shop for the best boots for men, ehh? It comes down to more than that, though. The TAFT Rome Boots blend a textured full-grain leather upper with a sleek cap toe design, resulting in a set of go-anywhere men’s leather boots you can dress up (with a navy wool suit for fall) or dress down (with your favorite pair of blue jeans, for instance).

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The TAFT Rome Boots also feature resoleable Blake construction for durability and longevity, while rubber inserts on the sole add even greater dependability through fall and winter weather. Although the TAFT Rome Boots aren’t quite a pair of boots you’d want to rock in the snow or in inclement weather, the rich leather and sleek, easy-to-style profile make them some of the best boots for men to shop now.

And at under $300, I think you’ll find they’re fairly priced for how often you’ll want to wear them this season. Here’s to shopping for fall style picks early and often, my friends.

The Sunday Sale: Get the Rugged Boots You Need for Spring in the TAFT Last Chance Section

The best TAFT leather boots for men.

Spring might at first call to mind the chance to bring some lightweight style staples out of storage, but first and foremost, you need a pair of the most rugged boots for men. Specifically, you need to lace up a pair from the durable-yet-refined boot purveyors at TAFT, an excellent source for boots that blend standout looks with standout specs. The brand makes some of the best boots for men in more areas than one, be it dressy Chelsea boots or rugged lace-up captoe boots, the kind you can wear with jeans or even canvas work pants. I myself have sung the praises of TAFT — I love the variety of options up for grabs, from floral-printed boots to woven dress shoes and hard-wearing leather boots. Taken all together, it’s this variety that makes the TAFT Last Chance Sale an excellent way to save on some of the best men’s boots.

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You can save 40 percent, at least, on your new favorite boots and sneakers, with enough unique design details to make even the most avid boot collector stop and look twice. You’ll find rugged-yet-refined hiking boots (like the TAFT Viking Boots shown above), plus sleek Chelsea boots and patterned sneakers marked down plenty from their original prices, yet with still all the same quality inherent with the TAFT name. If you’ve been thinking about pulling the trigger on some TAFT men’s boots, I’d wager the TAFT Last Chance Sale is a mighty nice way to do just that. These deals on men’s boots aren’t apt to stick around long, so make sure you’ve got your credit card at the ready.

The Thursday Buy: These Rugged Leather Boots from TAFT Are the Best Men’s Boots for Spring

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A pair of rugged and durable, yet lightweight, boots to carry you through spring from Taft.

Now that we’ve hit March, perhaps you’re under the impression that your rugged leather boots can be stowed away. To that, I say, well, not so fast. The best men’s boots on the market can be worn in at least three seasons, spring very much included, and that’s why we’re here to talk about the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, some of the coolest boots for men that I’ve seen (and wear-tested!) in some time. Now, these aren’t the TAFT Dragon Boots we talked about earlier this season on the blog in the Sunday Sale — these are an upgraded (and pricier) version. Not familiar with TAFT? It’s your lucky day, because they’ve got just about everything you need in a footwear brand, with a focus on dress boots at agreeable prices (given the fact that you can wear these boots pretty much anywhere, that is). Oh, and the fact that this particular pair is waterproof and ready for spring rain? That’s all the better.

TAFT men’s boots are designed in the States and crafted with care in Spain and Portugal. Both countries are a footwear hotbed these days, and that attention to detail pays off, at least in my experience with the TAFT Dragon Boots. They’re made from rugged suede leather that doesn’t scuff or break down too easily at all — and if your boots do get a bit scuffed up, isn’t that all the better? Keep in mind that TAFT also makes handsome wingtip dress boots & other silhouettes that wear more easily with, say, a tailored suit, but the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0 are the perfect blend of rugged and refined.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0

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Details really make the difference when it comes to rugged TAFT men’s boots, ehh?

As I always say, it’s the little things that separate the best boots for men from, well, cheaper pairs, and as you might expect, TAFT has a lot going for ’em. When it comes to the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, they’re made from waxed Commander Suede that, once again, is waterproof and ideal for seasonal storms. The Dragon sole, featuring a fairly slim profile and yet crucial studded treads for added grip, is also ideal when it comes to all-day comfort (trust me, I’ve worn mine for hours all around Brooklyn).

Plus, the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, especially in a cool and classic Rust shade of tough leather, are perfect for pairing with your favorite spring style essentials. Those style essentials should include, say, light wash denim and a rugged short-sleeve henley (for starters). But you can also wear them with a khaki cotton suit and a denim dress shirt for a nice mix of dressy, high-low spring style, and that’s what makes them some of the best spring boots for men right now. Step into them and see for yourself.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0