Over the past few posts, we’ve discussed several closet staples for the stylish gentleman in your life, and a decent pair of utility boots is no exception. Ideally, they’re something that he can wear quite a bit during the colder half of the year, and they especially come in handy for those times of tromping through rain or snow.
While it’s true that a classic pair of Duck Boots will keep your feet warm and dry, they can look a bit silly if you aren’t hunting, doing farmwork or attending an equine sporting event. I’ve found that something like this pair of Irish Setter Red Wing boots can be the perfect solution, and they fill the gap in nearly any shoe rack quite nicely. They’re perfect for all types of nasty weather, yet they don’t look out of place if I wear them out with Mrs. Pepper on a chilly evening.
Finally, a well crafted pair of all-weather boots calls for close attention and care. Make sure to have cans of saddle soap and mink oil on hand (they make great stocking stuffers!) to ensure that the leather on your boots stay clean and healthy throughout the brutal winter. Taking these simple, yet necessary precautions will mean that they will surely last for years to come.