Office Blog Posts Tagged ‘Men’s Boots’

Five shoes every man should own

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Following on from our post yesterday, a bit of Googling here at OFFICE HQ revealed that the average man has 12 pairs of shoes in his wardrobe. A few shy of the average woman’s 20, but still a decent number we thought.

Today we’re taking a look at the five must-have pairs for men which should be among that 12.

Trainers

We don’t mean the scruffy trainers you go to the gym in, we’re talking about the ones you wear to do everything but exercise. Whether you opt for all-purpose Converse All Stars, vintage-inspired Puma Classics or bold and bright Nike Air Max, your trainers should be both comfortable and cool.

Desert Boots

For those occasions when trainers are bound to earn you a dirty look but you don’t fancy formal footwear, the desert boot never looks out of place.

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Espadrilles

You may not be needing them for a few months but espadrilles are a staple of any stylish man’s summer wardrobe. At £15 for two pairs they’re cheap and cheerful.

Brogues

Sometimes only a formal shoe will do. Brogues will take you from the office into the evening.

Smart boots

For that suited and booted look you can‘t go wrong with either Chelsea or Chukka boots. See some of our top picks for the season in our Top 10 Men’s Boots post.

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What women want (men not to wear)

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

If you are trying to dress to impress the opposite sex then a recent survey may have some interesting insights for you. The poll, by TLC TV, highlighted the fashion fads that women don’t find attractive on men. Top of the list were low hanging jeans, baseball caps balanced on the back of the head and ankle skimming trousers. It seems women also find it a turn-off when men wear pink jeans, short shorts, low v-neck t-shirts, onesies and ‘girly’ scarves. So boys if there are any three-quarter length trousers or white vests lurking in your wardrobe, it also might be worth throwing them out. In terms of footwear, heeled shoes are a no-no as is rocking socks and sandals.

If you want to make a good impression, a beautifully cut suit is the way to a woman’s heart, according to stylist Brix Smith-Start, who suggested men look to Jude Law and front row favourite Harry Styles for fashion inspiration. The women questioned also highlighted George Clooney and David Beckham as men they’d like their boyfriends to dress like.

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And if you are thinking about ignoring this advice, you may want to think again. The survey found that women are far more likely to judge the opposite sex by the clothes they wear. Women are also less likely to accept a date if the suitor is badly dressed – only 47% would accept a date with someone who has bad fashion sense.

We think you can’t go wrong with a well-fitting pair of jeans, teamed with some stylish trainers or on-trend hiking boots and topped off with a baseball jacket as seen at Missoni and Oliver Spencer this Autumn/Winter. For more formal occasions, a slimline charcoal suit as seen at Bottega Veneta is the perfect choice.

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Top 10 Men’s boots

Monday, October 14th, 2013

 

The nights are darker, the mercury has plummeted and X Factor and Strictly have taken over Saturday night TV; it can only mean one thing – autumn is here.

We can’t do anything about the dark nights, or banish reality TV from the schedule. But we can make sure you stay warm, while looking stylish, over the next few months.

Here’s our pick of the men’s boots guaranteed to keep your toes dry and toasty.

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1. Timberland Earthkeepers – £79.99

If you’re not quite ready to ditch your trainers yet, these Timberland Earthkeepers offer the best of both worlds. The rubber cupsole and rope laces keep them looking casual and cool, but you’ll be glad of the padded ankle collar and sock lining if you get caught in the rain.

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2. Ask the Missus Carter Zip Boot – £79.99

First up from our very own brand Ask The Missus is the Carter Zip Boot. The rugged style is definitely in this season, with a host of designers sending models down the runway in boots which are both fashionable and functional. Don’t just wear them with jeans at the weekend – toughen up your suit.s

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3. Ask the Missus Gassbag Chelsea Boot –  £74.99

Chelsea boots are a fashion institution and go with anything so make sure you have a pair in your wardrobe. Our favourites come in tan leather and would look great with a navy suit.

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4. Ask The Missus Vine Lace Boot – £99.99

These lace-up boots with a brogue-style toe walk a fine line between casual and smart, making them a must-have addition to any wardrobe. Going for a walk in the park? Yes they’ll do. A trip to the pub? Perfect. A day in the office? Why not.

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5. Ask the Missus Keaton Brogue Boots – £84.99

These burnished black brogue boots are the ultimate in casual cool. Inspired by the runway these boots are sure to become this seasons go to style. Team with a pair of on-trend gunmetal grey trousers as seen at Neil Barratt* for a great weekend look.

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6. Ask the Missus Metz Chukka Boot – £74.99

Grey is this season’s hottest colour, with multiple designers sending models down the catwalk in head to toe silvery shades at the autumn/winter 13 shows. Choose charcoal trousers and a lighter top to pair with these grey suede boots.

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Blue was a close second in terms of use of colour at the autumn/winter shows. If blue trousers as seen at Rake and Costume National Homme are a step too far, why not try these cobalt blue desert boots instead?

mens-top-10_128. Office Silence Chukka Tan – £79.99

Got a winter wedding to attend? These smart tan chukka boots are the perfect accompaniment to your suit. Or they’ll look great with an Oxford shirt and tweed jacket for a more casual look.

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9. Ask the Missus Morgen Desert Boot £59.99

Desert boots aren’t just for winter. Team with chunky knits and jeans during the colder the months and then pull them out again to pair with shorts in the summer. The beauty of desert boots is they look even better once they are a bit worn – BONUS!

 

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10. Poste Dante Boot –  £120

Last but by no means least, the Dante Strap Boots in black leather are a true classic. Simple yet stylish they’ll go with any of the top autumn/winter trends whether it’s burgundy, tweed jackets, plaid tailoring or statement overcoats.

 

 

 

 

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UGG New Season Collection for AW13

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The new season collection from UGG® Australia exudes strong silhouettes and classic styles with a modern twist, mirroring key trends from an AW13 catwalk with nods to British tradition. Ankle boots, biker boots, wedges and heels display UGG Australia’s fashion forward outlook with a range of footwear and accessories that blend style with function. Designs touch on hand crafted aesthetics, featuring distressed leathers, chevron braids, hammered studs and chunky soles, with the introduction of a range of water-resistant styles. Across Women’s, Kids and Men’s ranges, the collection delivers all of the luxurious comfort that the brand is renowned for with designs created from the finest materials and highest standards of craftsmanship.

THE CLASSIC UGG

Classic Short Leather: an OFFICE Exclusive for AW13. The iconic Classic boot is for the first time introduced this season as a leather version for a more edgy look. The textile is impregnated with waxes for a water-resistant finish, whilst the sheepskin lining continues to offer the much loved comfort and warmth that we’ve come to rely on from UGG Australia.

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Elliot Leather: a leather version and an OFFICE Exclusive AW13. Interpreting the Classic boot as a contemporary take on the biker boot, with leather uppers, hammered-stud detailing and metal UGG® logo plate.

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Noira: Acorn colour way OFFICE Exclusive for AW13. Born from the comfort of the heritage line, the Noira has proved to be a favourite of UGG fans. Feet stay warm and dry in a water-resistant, seam-sealed construction, with Vildona® inlay for thermal reflection, preventing heat loss in cold conditions and minimizing heat accumulation in warmer weather. The EVA sole has its own unique tread design for better traction.

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Jocelin: An ankle boot featuring cuffed sheepskin collar and adjustable strap for a cute take on the Classic boot, with the much loved sheepskin lining for comfort and warmth, and flexible, lightweight EVA sole.

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THE FASHION UGG

Carmine: OFFICE Exclusive for AW13. A beautiful ankle-boot silhouette on a sculpted wedge heel, wrapped in hand-finished leather that is also water-resistant.

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Anais: The tailored wedge, functional straps, rich lustrous leather or smooth suede uppers, and a Poron ® cushioned insole for extra comfort, make for a perfectly designed boot to suit the lifestyle of a modern woman on the go.

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Coralie: A tall boot in lustrous leather or supple suede, featuring a cuffable shaft for exposed shearling. The crepe heel is shock-absorbing and lightweight, for mobility and comfort.

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Esplanade: An equestrian boot in full grain waxed leather, featuring studded ankle straps, medial zipper and V-slit at the back for easy dressing. Lined with cotton plaid textile, keeping it on trend for the A/W season. This sole and leather of this boot has been designed to wear in beautifully, for timeless style.

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THE ALL WEATHER UGG

Grandle: Polished styling meets ruffed durability, this leather boot boasts rich, water-restistant uppers combined with the supple warmth of sheepskin lining, functional straps with antique metal hardware and metal UGG® logo heel plate..

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Gershwin: An urban leather boot with water-resistant construction, convenient medial zipper and strap detailing for edgy styling.

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Zea: A fashion-forward alternative to the basic rainboot, the Zea is water-resistant with seam-sealed construction and features a special rubber sole with low freezing point – ideal for unpredictable British weather. Laces and a versatile cuffable sheepskin collar offer versatility for styling.

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KIDS UGG

Jorie: Buttery yet durable suede uppers with shepskin collar, designed for the fashionable young girl. Featuring functional medial zipper for easy dressing, and a flexible, lightweight sole.

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Kensington: Tall biker boot inspired silhouette featuring medial zipper and strap detailing, this has been a popular choice for Kids and parents alike.

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Classic Mini: The Classic Mini silhouette is new to the Kids range this season, a take down on the ankle height version of the Classic silhouette already available for adults, with all the comfort and warmth of the heritage line.

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Infants Pup: Fluffy sheepskin bootie with cotton laces for easy dressing. A suede and moulded rubber outsole helps keep little ones steady on their feet

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MENS UGG

Scuff: The easy wear slipper that men can’t resist, featuring sheepskin lining for comfort and warmth, decadent suede uppers and a full rubber outsole.

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Classic Short: The iconic silhouette of the Classic UGG® boot especially for Men, with renowned sheepskin lining and lightweight, flexible EVA outsole.

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Our week through Instagram

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Office Over The Top Wedge

Featuring: Converse ‘Sequin Pack’ EXCLUSIVES, Ask The Missus Amore 2 Boot, Office ‘Burgundy Day’ with Eye Eye Captain Slipper, Domino Strap Boot and Strap Me Up High Heel, Timberland Teddy Fleece Boot, Office Nail Art thanks to @ellemillz on instagram, Jeffrey Campbell Lita Skull, Nike Dunk Hi Skinny Exclusives and Office over the top wedge.


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Brand Focus – H by Hudson

Friday, February 12th, 2010
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Boots for the Chelsea Boy

Friday, December 4th, 2009
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Action Man Boots

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
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Style Pick of the Week – Zone Zip Boot

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
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Mens CAT Legendary Raw Collection

Monday, October 26th, 2009
The legendary raw collection channels seasonal denim trends into rugged yet refined boots and shoes that are as fashion conscious as they are durable. For autumn/winter 2009 CAT has a range of premium styles for both men and womenTo celebrate the launch of this collection CAT has teamed up with Red Letter Days to offer you a brilliant chance to win the experience of a lifetime. mens-cat_02neew
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