The leaves will soon be falling, which means fashion’s favorite season — think of all the layers! — will soon be upon us. But before you go running for that Pumpkin Spice Latte, you’ll need the perfect boots to transition into fall.
Men’s boots featured refined design elements for fall ’15, giving the staple style a subtle but refreshing spin. And virtually all types of labels got in on the action, from high-end brands like Ferragamo and Bally to contemporary labels like Dune.
Though most of the styles here are fashion-focused, brands like Sorel and Helm do make use of heavy-duty soles, which are meant to be roughened up.
The key details to remember are in the materials and silhouettes. Do go for printed or burnished leathers, whether embossed snakeskin or two-tone colorways. Silhouettes should be streamlined for styles like the Chelsea or brogue boot, while hiker and moto boots can be clunkier, with leather strapping.
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