Pack up your short sleeve shirts and vests with shorts and get out the warm winter woollies with scarves, gloves and hats. Men’s Winter footwear really has got better over the past couple of years, with the birth of the metro-sexual man designers have had to step up their game for the ‘average’ man. From ear muffs to cosy socks it’s not only the ladies that can stay warm and on trend.
Usually I only post about the fashion I like to wear, look at and wish for in the near future. As most of you will know if you have been reading over the past year is that the Mr is quite a prominent part of my life. We are not your typical out every Friday night kinda couple, BUT when we do go out we like to make an effort. I would say that I am going to include his thoughts but he really isn’t that into fashion, as long as it’s comfortable he will wear it!
1. Jack & Jones Monton Leather Boots
£75 – ASOS
At first thought we both looked at these and thought that they looked very similar to a pair of Timberland. Personally I think they would make good every day footwear as if kept clean they can be smart casual. Now i’m not saying put them on for a night out but with a pair of jeans and a jumper for a nice pub lunch – you’re away!
2. Clarks Bushwick Hi Black Leather Boots
£60 – Clarks (Previously £90)
For years now I have been a lover of Chelsea boots and these are my choice from the winter selection of Clark’s mens footwear. The perfect mix of hardy and sleek and at just the right price. These are perfect for a night out at the weekend with jeans and a shirt or even trousers for a smarter look.
3. Timberland Splitrock Hiker 2
£110 – Timberland
Dog walking and days rambling through the nearest common or forest. These boots are ideal for everyday wear and those days that most boots just are not cut out for. Even in the pouring rain these boots stay in shape and look good. Despite the price they really do last a long time (I had a pair of the female version!).
4. Russell & Bromley Poplar Dress Boots
£225 – Russell & Bromley
Ever wonder what to wear to one of these trendy hipster cocktail bars throughout London. These are perfect for an evening out somewhere even if it is your local boozer. Comfortable and long lasting when looked after with the correct care these boots can be paired with a sharp suit or dressed down with a sports jacket and jeans.
1. Adidas mi Gazelle – Customized
£80 – Adidas
It’s always nice to have some footwear that you know that no-one else will have. There are only a couple of choices for a sole but there are plenty of other options to choose from for the rest of the shoe. This particular trainer is available for men and women and this particular design is one that I made for myself. The colours just seemed to fit together, that being said out of all of the colour choices the Mr was on board with my choices.
2. Converse All Star Double Collar Ox
£55 – JD Sports
Everybody loves a good pair of Converse right?! I know that I do. From traipsing to and from work to weekend trips to the Flower Market, my converse have seen me through all weathers and many different types of trips. They come in a variety of colours and sizes and nice cheap pair of kicks to get you through the season. Dress them up or down, either way you will be comfortable.
3. Nike Air Max 90 Mid Winter
£110 – Nike
A snug fitting shoe with an inner sleeve for added warmth on those cold blustery days. Nike seemed to have pulled it out of the bag with the little added extra to their previous well known and loved Air Max 90 shoe. Saying that both myself and the other half like these. This post seems to have prompted a visit to Nike Town or Footlocker at least!
4. Nike Flyknit Roshe
£96.99 – Office
When you are trying to keep yourself trim over the winter it can be difficult with so much yummy chow surrounding you. Mince pies, roast dinners and of course lots of chocolate are stacked on your nearest supermarkets shelves in abundance. Ditch the pies and pick up these beauts before heading to the gym or for a run.
One thing I have noticed about mens footwear after making my selection for this post is the functionality. For myself I have different shoes for different outfits and types of outing, whereas the man in my life has a couple of well rounded pieces of footwear that are quite universal. I think I need to start thinking about a capsule wardrobe – I’ll probably end up asking the hubby for tips!