Shorter days and falling leaves signify the end of sandal season, meaning it’s time to break out a new pair of autumn boots. Want to be sure you’re picking a style that’s right on trend? We’ve rounded up the four coolest men’s autumn boot trends to help you transitional seamlessly into the new season…
The Chelsea Boot
To say the Chelsea boot is on-trend for autumn 2017 is somewhat redundant, as it implies it went out of style in the first place. A footwear staple since its 70s rockstar heyday, the Chelsea boot adds instant swagger to any look. 'Frederick' and 'Francis', in supple soft suede, are true classics with a sleek shape that hugs the foot, while 'Syd' and 'Otis' offer a twist on this timeless style (more on that below). Now that the Chelsea boot is a go-to for more formal occasions, Frederick’s navy and brown colour options are the perfect choice when you need something more dapper. In rich tan, Francis lends itself to a more casual look, but can be smartened up when the situation demands.
The Crepe Sole Boot
The easiest way to bring your boot collection bang up to date this season is with a crepe soled style. A smart/casual modern wardrobe essential, the appeal lies not only in its laid-back aesthetic but its wearability; the latex-based material produces a flexible sole to guarantee maximum comfort and AM to PM potential. This season, crepe soles refresh the classic Chelsea boot via 'Syd' and 'Otis', which replaces the usual elasticated gusset with a zip detail. Chinos and a roll neck are a natural pairing, but don’t be put off giving crepe soles a modish spin by wearing Syd with a suit.
The Brogue Boot
Looking for a sturdy style that will see you right through the winter months? You need a brogue boot. Fusing the classic styling of a brogue with the hardiness of a boot, they strike the perfect balance of polished and laid-back. In rich tan or classic black, 'Harry' works day or night, in the city or the country. Wear with rolled-up jeans and a plaid shirt for a relaxed look or ankle-grazing trousers and a blazer or overcoat for a sleeker feel – the shorter length is a must for showing off the brogue detailing.
The Classic Ankle Zip Boot
When it comes to a great all-rounder, a fuss-free zip ankle boot will work for any occasion and, from the office to Friday night drinks to Sunday morning brunch, 'Reece' is the ultimate effortless autumn boot option. Softly worn-in look leather gives this go-with-everything style a vintage appeal that transcends the seasons to become a firm footwear favourite. Sturdy but sleek, it’s an adaptable style that will go down as well with a simple t-shirt, jeans and leather jacket combination as it will your smarter wardrobe staples.