Mens Style Guide on SingleDad: 2013 Men’s Fall & Winter Shoes

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Men’s Grooming and Style Guide and Advice for Dads. SingleDad offers Men’s Fashion, Style and Grooming Advice for Men ages 35+ and up. This week, Men’s Winter Fashion Trends For Shoes 2013; Boots Are a huge fashion trend this Winter…Read more

Mens Style Guide on SingleDad: 2013
Men’s Fall & Winter Shoes

Okay, so you may not
have the same passion for collecting shoes as your ex-wife did, however,
SingleDad wants to keep you up to date with this winter’s hottest shoe styles
for men. Take a look at these shoes and see which ones fit your look this

Chelsea boot

The Chelsea Boot (aka Dealer Boots)

The one thing The
Beatles and The Stones agreed on in the ’60s was that the Chelsea is a king
among boots. You can dress it up, down and back again with ease and it’s almost
impossible to get wrong. A man who wears this descendant of the Victorian
riding boot gives his look timeless charm, and irresistibly old-fashioned alpha-male

How to wear them:

The Chelsea boot is a
style institution, so keep clothes simple and colors dark. Stick to a
slim-soled style. Brown suede for a country look; black’s more urban. Characterized by ankle-high height, a close fit and, most
notably, no laces. Chelsea’s
should skim your anklebone, leaving a finger-width between boot and leg. Instead, the Chelsea boot employs an elastic panel known as
goring, which allows the shoe to stretch when taking it on or off.


The Chukka Boot (aka Turf Boots or Bucks)

Like the Chelsea, the chukka is also
known for hovering in the ankle area. But the similarities stop there. This
boot comes with two to three eyelets of lacing and is often outfitted in suede.

How to wear them:

A recent resurgence in popularity has
everyone from college kids to soccer dads sporting chukkas. And for good
reason: It only takes a solid Oxford shirt and straight leg jeans with a single
cuff that gently covers the boot without breaking (so the pants fall straight
over the shoe in a clean line) to do these shoes justice.


The Cowboy Boot (aka Western Boots)

They’re exactly as
you imagine: A tall boot shaft at least above the middle of the calf, no laces
and a heel of about two inches.

How To Wear Them:

For city folk, we suggest a more modern take in broken-in brown or tan with
a rubber sole. And unless you can actually wrangle something, couple your
cowboy kicks with jeans (preferably a dark and slim boot cut), an Oxford shirt
and a tweed sportcoat.


The Motorcycle Boot

The height ranges from above the ankle
to below the knee, but all motorcycle boots boast a low heel in order to aid in
putting the pedal to the metal, as well as heavy duty leather for protection
against an unplanned meeting with the pavement.

How to wear them:

These days, you can flaunt a pair with all the elements of a true engineer
boot without coming off like a costume. Toss them on in your downtime with a
pair of black jeans, a relaxed-fit pocket tee and, of course, a leather


The Military Boot (aka Combat Boots)

As you might expect, boots made for the
military are designed with one goal in mind: to shield you from an unfriendly
environment. As a result, combat boots run the gamut from ankle-high to
under-the-knee, and are typically made from technical materials like waterproof
leather, Gore-Tex and rubber. You’ll find them on the feet of everyone from
generals to teenage gothic and grunge types.

How to wear them:

Swapping traditional black boots for
red ones and donning dark denim (complete with a couple of cuffs or tucked
directly into the boot), a vintage tee and a tailored pea coat should keep you
clear of counterculture territory.

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of,
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