If you thought men’s boots were only designed for function and practicality, there’s a whole world of style and comfort you’ve been missing. Whether your wardrobe is filled with blue jeans and leather or plaid flannel and corduroy, the right pair of men’s leather boots makes any outfit fashionable.
You don’t have to be mountain hiking or camping out under the stars to don a pair of leather hiking boots. They’re practical and comfortable for a night on the town when you find a pair that couples sturdy support with free range of motion. To wear them with style, pair leather hiking boots with regular-fitting chinos or corduroys. If you prefer denim, stick to a comfortable, loose or regular fit. During cool weather, choose a plaid or check flannel shirt along with a solid-colored pea coat or top a solid-colored shirt with a printed pea coat. If you need to turn up the heat, replace the shirt with a heavy, knitted sweater.
When you’re dressing for a day at the office, a pair of dress boots complements your professional attire. Leather dress boots or Chelsea boots — ankle-height boots that fit closely and have no laces — work well when you wear them correctly. The boots have a slim profile, and your attire should coordinate with that proportion. Opt for a solid-colored or thinly pinstriped suit and a dress shirt with a slim collar. Choose a narrow tie, pick up a pair of thin-rimmed shades and, if you’ll be carrying a briefcase, choose one with a slender design, too.
Whether you’re heading off to the rodeo or hanging out with friends at the pool hall, you can show off a pair of leather cowboy boots with a few simple cowboy wardrobe finds. Start with a pair of dark-wash jeans and opt for a slim-fitting pair to fit the part. If you’re uncomfortable with tight-fitting jeans, choose a regular fit instead, but avoid wide or flared legs. Slide your leather cowboy boots over top of your pant legs and slip on a belt with a Western belt buckle. Tuck in a plain, white T-shirt or tank and a plaid, button-up shirt. If you’re aiming for authenticity, complete the outfit with a wide-brimmed cowboy hat. For a modern take on a cowboy classic, pair the cowboy boots with a button-up oxford shirt and an open sport coat.
While motorcycle boots might not make it to the top of the office wear hit list, they’ll likely make you feel like you’re walking on the wild side on the weekend. Slide black leather motorcycle boots over top of a pair of slim-fitting black jeans or opt for a little color contrast by choosing medium- to dark-wash denim instead. Stick to a basic shirt to keep the outfit casual; a relaxed fit T-shirt with a single pocket fits the bill. Complete the weekend bad boy look with a short leather jacket and a pair of shades.