Recently, I have had numerous discussions with friends regarding which type of boots is best to wear with smart casual outfits, specifically to holiday parties. Footwear is arguably the most vital part of your outfit and is usually where eyes tend to look first when scoping out what others are wearing. With that said, I do not take this subject lightly.
Throughout our “friendly” debates, certain types of boots were mentioned, such as the brogue, Chelsea, and moto boots. While all are solid choices, I seem to be the only one who offered the desert boot as a worthy selection. Choosing to play the devil’s advocate, I made it my official choice.
My argument is that whether you decide to wear a shirt and tie or a turtleneck sweater, the desert boots are a safe bet for either and look equally as well with both. In terms of pants, you name it and it will work. Provided you abide by the slim fit rule, corduroy, wool, chinos, and denim all work great.
Here is an example of a full outfit I proposed to match with a pair of desert boots. Start with a slim button-down shirt and a tie, and combine it with a knit sweater, a brightly colored puffer vest, and a pair of slim fit chinos. This look will be a hit no matter what party you attend. Give it a try!
Check out this cool pair in barry blue:
Shipley & Halmos Max $325.00