Gentlemen, if you’re looking for a sartorial shortcut this autumn, consider the Chelsea Boot. Style-wise, it’s at the top of the footwear premier league this season.
Always at ease, it’ll work with a suit for weekdays, or pair with a biker jacket and slim leg jeans for a pared-back weekend look. Suede offers a slightly louche edge, but opt for chestnut browns or black unless you enjoy trying to keep your footwear pristine. Failing that, go for a hard-wearing black leather instead, you’ll get extra kudos for being true to the original style. Look out for contrasting details to add interest. You can’t go far wrong with Chelsea Boots from classic British labels such as Church’s, Loake or Paul Smith for sharp and sophisticated selections.