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Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs

If you thought your favorite pair of leather boots could only be worn on the weekends or out in the field, think again. The best leather boots are made to go anywhere you need to go, from the office to the field to the open road and back. But on that first point: The best boots to wear to the office blend rugged appeal and timeless style, along with a hearty dose of fall and winter-ready design. The best leather boots also feature the kind of versatility that works with hearty fall fabrics, from tweed trousers and a chambray shirt to a tan herringbone suit. Take a look at your new favorite pairs of office-ready boots below.

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Waterproof Boots

Allen Edmonds Higgins Mill Waterproof Boots

The brand that makes some of the best dress shoes in the country has turned that same skill and attention toward rugged-yet-refined leather boots that don’t miss a beat at the office, especially when paired with dark denim and a classic navy blazer. Outdoor-ready performance merged with sleek style? Sign us up.

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Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots

Taylor Stitch Ranch Boots in Saddle Tan

Taylor Stitch is a surefire winner when it comes to crafting rugged men’s style staples, and that includes these surprisingly office-ready boots — they’re sleek yet tough, crafted to take on your commute, a long day at the office, or an evening at a hidden speakeasy. Seriously, they’re just that good.

Florsheim Shoe Company Foundry Cap-Toe Boot

Florsheim Foundry Captoe Boots

The recent introduction of Florsheim’s Foundry line, using beautiful leathers done up in versatile and classic silhouettes, should be a welcome addition to your office footwear rotation.

Keen Eastin Leather Boot

KEEN Eastin Leather Boots

If you work in a casual office, then these outdoor-tested, seriously sustainable leather boots from Keen (especially in rich brown leather) are the way to go. Made with plenty of eco-conscious touches, including environmentally preferred leather and water-repellency technology that’s free of harmful chemicals, these will pair up equally well with dark denim and a shawl cardigan or tan chinos and a white Oxford shirt.

Rhodes Footwear Dean Boot

Rhodes Footwear Dean Boots

The good folks at Huckberry have turned their attention toward stylish and dependable footwear within the past year, including the highly versatile Rhodes Footwear line. The Dean Boots are sharp and suit-ready, especially in a deep rust color that’ll get better with age.

Wolverine Journeyman 6-Inch Boots

Wolverine Journeyman Work Boots

If your job involves a little bit of everything, from being outdoors to posting up at a drafting table, it’s hard to pass up the rugged appeal of the Wolverine Journeyman boots. What’s more, five percent of all proceeds of sales through the end of 2019 will go toward supporting the American College of Building Arts, which is good news for everyone involved. And on the style front, these boots feature a Goodyear-welted Vibram outsole and a versatile captoe design.

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If your next great adventure involves hitting up a far-flung locale, then you surely know that you need the right gear in tow. So, turn toward our picks for the best hiking boots and hiking socks to get your gear up to speed while alleviating any doubts about whether those picks will pass muster. Put those fears to rest before you’ve even packed your gear because the best hiking boots are going to alleviate plenty of discomfort, stress, and worry on your next excursion this season.

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Hats occupy an odd place in our culture. They can be expensive custom creations, practically disposable costume toppers, or rugged utilitarian models. When worn, as they are, right on our heads, they make a statement about our personalities, our careers, or our intentions faster than any other single object of clothing and apparel. Once a required part of every gentleman’s wardrobe, since JFK was president they were kicked aside in favor of a perfect haircut. Maybe that’s for the best: Now that we aren’t required to wear them — except where obliged by a uniform or custom — we can really celebrate the medium, building hat collections suited for the seasons, our fitness activities, or as vacation mementos.

Here we’ve put together a guide to some of today’s more common silhouettes, although from sun hats to sombreros, captain’s hats to flight caps, berets to balaclavas, there are so many variations and evolutions of styles we couldn’t fit them all. Picking one out can be a tough decision. Pay attention to proportion: A hat should complement your face, not hide it. Round shapes like bowlers and beanies will emphasize a rounder face, while the longer, taller lines of a fedora may complement those features better. Wider brims will exaggerate wide faces, and can make narrow faces look even thinner. Watch out for extreme styles that you may buy for fun, but only wear once or twice. Spend some time in a hat shop with an expert salesperson and a mirror. But most of all, relax and have some fun with your new friend.

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