Fashion FAQ: Which Types of Boots Should I Be Familiar With?

Wearing the right shoes in the right size for the right occasion is one of the essentials for a dapper look


Shirt by Raoul, cardigan & denim jacket by Ben Sherman, denim trousers by Hugo Boss, boots by Tod’s


Here are several types that you might want to familiarize yourself with:


Motorcycle boots
The name says it all: This is the pair you should wear when riding a motorcycle. However, as Marlon Brando frequently exemplified in the past, the shoes can impart a rugged, cool appeal to your casual look. Just make sure that you have a lot of confidence to go with it.

Chukka boots
These type of boots are typically ankle-high, made of suede and completed an with open lace.

Chelsea boots
These tight, ankle-length riding boots were iconic of the mod style in the 1960s. Despite its irresistible coolness, these boots will be a challenge to pull off if you have a bigger build.

Hiking boots
Hiking boots are not exactly made for walking in urban settings, but plenty of brands have adopted its basic form with slimmer silhouettes.



This article first appeared in DA MAN Style Fall/Winter 2015. Click here to get a copy of our back issues.