Picks of the Week: Winter Footwear
Boots made in suede and designed for the desert might sound contradictory to the concept of winter footwear, but Carmina’s irresistible brown suede chukkas are notably more elegant and streamlined than the average, and are fittingly crafted on the house’s ‘Rain’ last. The squared off toe and curved waist sits well under tapered turn-ups or jeans. Pair with a military-inspired woollen overshirt and an interesting neckerchief for a ‘just-raided-a-vintage-store’ aesthetic.Benedict Browne, Online Editorial Associate Taking on an urban metropolis in a cool, calm and collected manner can be a challenge in winter. But, if you happen to sport a pair of our exclusive Commando boots in mahogany grain alpine leather from Gaziano & Girling, your mission won’t be quite so arduous. Wear them with a gently tapered pair of Blackhorse Lane jeans, with a single turn-up to expose the selvedge, and a navy safari shirt from Marol and you’ll come out victorious, no matter what the result is. Megan Plenderleith, Copywriter Inspired by the musical legend himself, Mr Johnny Cash, these black suede boots from Barbanera exude ‘cool’ with every step, and feature a concealed side zip and a tall curved vamp. The unrivalled craftsmanship and slight heel on these boots render them perfectly acceptable for casual, everyday attire and would pair seamlessly with an Aero Leather motorcycle jacket for an extra dose of rock 'n' roll. Natasha Drax, Online Editorial Assistant Nothing beats a good pair of sturdy leather boots to combat the torrential downpours facing Europe in winter. While sneakers will leave your feet sodden, these black Oxford lace up boots by Belsire will keep your feet warm and dry and their versatility will serve almost any choice of outfit. For a casual, off-duty look pair with our exclusive Drake’s corduroy trousers in vibrant blue and a simple knitted roll neck from Anderson & Sheppard.