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These Boots Mean Business

Are you properly suited and booted? Finding the pair of boots that perfectly accessorizes your office put-together can be tricky. Obviously, you’re not going to don your tough-guy ‘Timbs’ with a slick tailored suit. But matching the right pair, even with a business casual look, can be more challenging than you think. When it comes to rolling like a well-heeled hot shot, style matters. Consider your get-up and strategize. Whether you’re trying to elevate your dark denim jeans and sports jacket look or spice up to a conservative suit; you’ll want to put your best foot forward in these Chelsea, desert, and lace-up boots.

Wearing dress boots with a suit is perfectly acceptable. Just make sure to choose a pair with a more refined sole and toe box. In other words, your old Doc Martens ain’t gonna cut it in the boardroom. And as a reminder you should match your leather belt the same way you would your usual dress shoes. Here are our top three styles for you corporate types.

Johnston & Murphy Conrad Wingtip Boots

Wingtip wearing warriors will love these lightweight, commuter-friendly lace-up numbers with a rubber sole and heel.

Kenneth Cole Plain Toe Ankle Boots

Form meets function in this super-slick pull-0n boot made with Techni-Cole 37.5 Technology. What’s that you ask? The inside is engineered to wick moisture away from your feet (keeping them dry) while retaining infared energy to keep them warm.

 

 

Paul Smith Jarman Boots for Mr Porter

Let them know who’s boss in this leather cap-toe style by British designer Paul Smith. Made in Italy with pull tabs, leather linings and rubber-trimmed soles they belong on your feet, in the corner office.

If your office dress code is more relaxed, you can be more creative with the kinds of boots you wear. Try a lug sole or maybe a distressed finish like the styles below. With so many choices, it’s helpful to work around what you’re wearing. For example, trendy hikers can work with chinos and sweater but probably not with a shirt and tie. One thing for certain, the price of a good pair of can set you back. But, if you take good care of them, they’ll only get better with age.

Clark’s Desert Boots

You don’t have to worry about these iconic boots going out of style. Famous for their crepe sole worn by British Soldiers in WWII, these suede lace-ups have been around since 1950.

John Varvatos Fleetwood Sharpei Chelsea Boots

Menswear designer, John Varvatos is a rock star. And these suede Chelsea boots are rocking. Along with a  burnished toe and wrinkled vamp, they are finished with an artisan handwashing process that gives them their vintage vibe. 

Red Wing Heritage Style 8085 Iron Ranger Boots

Originally made for Minnesota miners back in the 19th century, Iron Rangers are built to last with Cooper Rough and Tough leather, triple-stitching, Goodyear Welt Construction and a Vibram lug sole.

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