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Style Advisor: Four Ways To Wear Winter Boots

Style Advisor: Four Ways To Wear Winter Boots

Think of yourself as more of a ‘trainers guy’? In your book, are boots about functionality over style? Think again. We’re here to argue the case for sturdy, firm-soled boots ¬¬– the kind that would satisfy your mother’s preoccupation with practicality, but with a lot more stylish flair. Be they lace up, pull-on, or the kind with a nifty concealed zip, a pair of winter boots are your best footwear friend come autumn and winter, when the weather sets in and the puddles start to swell. This season’s offering of luxe designer boots combine form with function to very stylish effect. From the slick sophistication of Saint Laurent to the streetwear credibility of Off-White, we’re talking BBE. That’s Big Boot Energy to the uninitiated. Here are four ways to style out the colder weather in a pair of boots.

A pair of brown leather lace-up Grenson hiking-inspired boots with brushed metal eyelets and a solid sole


The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, and whilst the temptation might be to reach for the nearest blanket and TV remote, nothing quite beats getting out into the crisp autumn air. Don denim, shearling coats, patchwork shirts and a pair of British-designed Grenson hiking boots for a casual weekend look inspired by functional workwear pieces. The definition of practicality and style.


When the dress code is anything more formal than smart-casual, and you’re not down for dress shoes, a pair of super-slick black leather boots is the answer. The king of A-list footwear design, Giuseppe Zanotti, has made shoes for Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kanye West ¬–¬ if it’s good enough for Ye, it’s good enough for us. Wear with a Tom Ford blazer and decadent Burberry printed silk shirt. Smooth.

A pair of black leather mock croc Giuseppe Zanotti men's chelsea boots
A pair of black Off=White hiking lace up boots with yellow laces and details


When a hiking boot meets Off-White’s multi-hyphenate creative founder Virgil Abloh, magic happens. Pavement, meet a boot that was made for walking on you with considerably more panache than the average shoe. Part streetwear statement, part functional boot, it’s a hybrid style that reflects the complex man you are ¬– as comfortable out in the elements as you are on the city streets.


Well hey there, cowboy. Saint Laurent’s Wyatt boots tap into the French label’s rock ‘n’ roll influences with a Western silhouette and stirrup-inspired harnesses. Get in the rodeo spirit by teaming this block-heeled boot with raw slim jeans, a shearling jacket and a Fendi knit in desert beige tones. Yee haw.

A pair of brown suede Saint Laurent Wyatt Western-style boots with brushed bronze harness straps and a block heel