Gentlemen! If you’re like me and love a versatile wardrobe, then the Chelsea Boot (especially these Aquaitalia ones) is a can’t miss item in your arsenal. In my opinion the Chelsea Boot looks just as good with jeans and a casual jacket as it does with a clean fitting suit. So basically, it’s just up to you to mix it up and just have fun with it.
Again, for this post I’ve teamed up with luxury footwear brand, Aquatalia, who offer some of the finest combination of fashion and quality out there. Wondering what makes Aquatalia so great? It’s pretty easy – check out my 3 key factors/reasons below.
Functional Luxury. Crafted in Italy, Aquatalia footwear adheres to the tradition of meticulous Italian shoemaking. Using fine leathers and suedes, Aquatalia transforms their texture and finish through an exclusive process that adds exceptional softness and the ultimate luxury of weatherproofing and stain-resistance.
Aquatalia transcends trend. Mixing sophistication, fashion, and versatility into Women’s and Men’s shoes and accessories, Aquatalia designs are contemporary yet classic, elegant yet everyday, high quality yet low maintenance — the true foundation of a timeless wardrobe.
Beautiful Wearability. Stepping out in any weather. Waving off the taxi and walking. Wearing suede in the rain. Aquatalia footwear is inspired by women and men who make bold moves and don’t want to compromise fashion for comfort. Aquatalia offers luxury, style, and effortless ease every step of the way.
Here I’m dressing down my charcoal colored Damon’s, made from waterproof dress suede on a flexible rubber sole. And as I mentioned earlier, Chelsea Boots can be paired with just about any outfit. If you’re going to pair it with jeans, I recommend going with a slim-fitting pair and make sure that the pant extends just slightly past where your boot meets your leg.
For the second part of this post let’s dress things up a bit – winter style! The cold, hard truth is that winter is right around the corner. But instead of panicking let’s talk about looking your best in the cold. And what better way to do that than dressing up your boots!
First, to clarify. The main difference between dress boots and dress shoes is that dress boots come with a higher cut as well as solid soles that usually have a thick heel that are made to have more traction for yucky weather. There are many types of dress boots such as the Chukka, Jodhpur, Wingtip Brogue, and the ever versatile Chelsea boots, which I dressed down above.
Another type of dress boot is the lace-up. Here, I’m wearing Italian made Aquatalia Victor’s. They’re a side zip, lace-up boot made from box calf leather with a TPR sole. And these shoes being waterproof will make your life a hell of alot easier. This way, you can overcome the elements without bringing an extra pair of shoes to switch out at the office.
In terms of pairing the boots? If dressing up, I think they work best with a suit made of thicker material/fabric. Here I’m wearing a tweed double-breasted suit. Corduroy, flannel and a thick wool would also work great with lace-up boots. I strongly urge you to check out all of Aquatalia’s selections here and let me know your favorites!