Boot Camp: These winter boots are true menswear essentials

Words by Saj AzamFive Minute Read

These boots are made for walking. And walking, and walking...

Get ready for the cold weather in true craftsmanship style

This is not a drill. Boots are a seasonal staple for any wardrobe – and they've come a long way too. First starting as footwear to protect the feet and ankles worn by the military and labourers, boots today combine function and style in one carefully crafted piece — and there's a whole variety of styles available. From men's chukka boots to trekking essentials, from Chelsea to desert boots, these models range from smart to casual styles and everything in between. Stay one step ahead of the curve with our selection of the finest men's boots for the cold season — the perfect pair you'll love bringing out each year.

What shoe will guarantee cosy toes and dry socks? No matter the weather, boots are your saviour against blustery winds and seasonal showers thanks to timeless, quality manufacturing. Here are three boots you should consider adding to your basket before the weather turns.

Men's Winter Trekking Boots

Designed to endure the heaviest downpours, these boots are ideal for the style-conscious professional who's always on the move — any weather, any destination. Who says waterproof boots have to be worn in the shape of wellies or in unflattering styles? Made for casual wear and providing the utmost comfort, these winter boots will be a seasonal favourite you'll love wearing on your morning dog walks.

Complete with a rustic, hiking boot aesthetic, this full-grain leather and greased suede pair from Monterey feature a thick Vibram rubber sole and a 10-eyelet lace-up system to ensure they're the perfect fit. Wear with a thick pair of jeans, a warm hoodie and a workwear jacket for a look that's effortless.

A truly unique piece, the burgundy double buckle boots from Kurt Lincoln combine function with style in a single stroke. Featuring brogue detailing and double buckles at the ankle, style these with black trousers, a thick jumper and a classic trench coat for an ensemble that'll keep you warm on your country treks.

The Brown Okadi Boots by French heritage brand Kleman are a statement piece both stylish and functional. Made from premium leather, Kleman has been manufacturing boots for nearly a century. By eschewing fashion trends and focusing on practicality, their striking boots are made for longevity.

Italian designers Scarosso craft quality Chelsea Boots

Men's Chelsea Boots

The epitome of sophistication, the iconic Chelsea boot came into the spotlight in the 1960s and since has become a timeless classic. A close-fitted, ankle-high boot, the Chelsea is typically made with an elastic side panel and a loop on the back — perfect for your early morning getaway. Most often cut from fine leather or suede in a range of colours and designs, it's ideal for casual and formal wear alike, minus the fuss.

Italian designers Scarosso's Ebony Calfskin Chelsea Boots come hand finished with a dark brown stretch and a natural calfskin lining. Made for the discerning gentleman who's always on the go, this trusty pair looks best when worn with tailored trousers, a white shirt or black turtleneck, complete with a well-tailored matching blazer or double-breasted coat.

Ludwig Reiter's Hunting Green leather boots in butter-soft suede are ideal for adding a warm touch to a casual outfit. Style these with rolled up or cropped trousers, a basic tee and a cosy cardigan, for a look that'll keep you comfortable from AM to PM.

Featuring distinct stitch detailing on the sides and top, this Black Jay Soft Cordovan pair from Project TWLV look chic when paired with slim trousers or straight-legged jeans. Finish the look with a quality leather jacket for style that will never go out of fashion.

Men's Formal Boots

No need to compromise on style or comfort as the seasons start to shift. Our men's formal boots incorporate the best of both worlds donning classic formal detailing with the added warmth and comfort of a typical winter boot. Ideal for taking you from your morning commute to the boardroom – to after-work drinks with refined design. Choose your perfect style with our selection of independent brands for your new seasonal go-to.

Crafted by Portuguese brand Officina Lisboa, the Derby Boots Dakar combine the traditional style of lace-ups with the length of ankle boots and a contemporary twist in the shape of a buckle. Pair with your favourite suit and trench for the ideal rainy-day office outfit.

The Phantom Boots in black by Pete Sorensen are a classically handsome pair in durable Vocalou leather, complete with a blake-stitched sole, these boots are easy to put on thanks to their elasticated sides. For an ultra-refined look, style with tailored trousers, a black turtle neck and a waterproof sherlock.

Handcrafted in Italy the Tan Suede Derby Boot from Sons of London are an elegant pair in premium Tuscan goatskin or calfskin – thanks to their rubber outer sole, they're great for wet weather. For the ultimate comfy work fit, pair with woollen trousers, a classic button-down shirt and a cashmere or wool jumper to finish the look.

A good pair of boots is epitome of timeless craftsmanship and style

An undeniable staple for your wardrobe, the boot offers a safe, warm and cosy haven for your foot — a barrier against whatever harshness the cold weather brings. Versatile, practical and available in a range of designs, they can be worn with any outfit and they can even add a little extra oomph to your day-to-day 'fits.

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