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The Way of The Rustic Boot

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

You are what you wear. Or at least what you put on your feet. Not long ago, an individuals’ livelihood was directly dependent upon keeping their body safe from nature’s harsh elements. A good pair of shoes to ‘weather the storm’ was a necessity for survival and unsurprisingly, it still is. This season the  rustic, rugged, yet modernized hiking boot is back. Here are a few examples of the hottest trends for your toes this season:

1. Otadan boot from Aldo shoe stores. Actually, they have an entire line of casual boots that pair wonderfully with jeans, dress slacks, and even hiking gear. They won’t positively break the bank either, starting at around $150.

OTADAN, Casual Boot from Aldo. $150

OTADAN, Casual Boot from Aldo. $150, www.aldoshoes.com

Pair this suave, rugged boot with a symbolic adornment from nature. You can take the great outdoors with you to that business meeting or unwanted weekend shopping trip with the wife. If you can’t have a fishing pole, a six pack, and a bon fire on a fall evening, you might as well take the woods with you:

SLAP STICK PINK CUFFLINKS

SLAP STICK PINK CUFFLINKS

2. Next up we have possibly the best boots made in America: LL. Bean ‘s Beanboot with Thinsulate. The great thing about this type of boot is not only is it completely functional and stylish, but it is also hand-made in Maine. The can take a heavy mud beating, get rained on, and scrapped by unforgiving pavement, but they still protect your feet. You can also get them insulated with sheep’s fur for a slightly higher price. The BEST part is…wait for it…if at any time, with or without a receipt, you wish to exchange your boot for another pair, you can! No extra cost, no hassle, just simple quick exchange. And no, we do not work for LL bean….

Bean Boots by L.L.Bean®, 8" Thinsulate

Bean Boots by L.L.Bean®, 8″ Thinsulate

Isn’t hunting season coming up? Pair these ultra hip boots with a pair of hand-painted cufflinks from the famous Pierce and Hobbs:

RUBBER DUCKY CUFFLINKS

RUBBER DUCKY CUFFLINKS

3. Last we have the classic Timberland boot with a twist. Not too street, yet not too rustic, this Timberland boot is a great spin on a classic look. The brown coloring will look great with just about any of this season’s sweater colors: grey, mustard, navy blue, and hunter green.

Men's Earthkeepers® Original Leather 6-Inch Boot  $180.00

Men’s Earthkeepers® Original Leather 6-Inch Boot $180.00

Dress up or down, or even pair this boot with a Pierce and Hobbs hand painted boxer dog cufflink this season.

HAND PAINTED BOXER DOG CUFFLINKS

HAND PAINTED BOXER DOG CUFFLINKS

For more saving tips, style trends, and in-the-know facts, stay tuned to CLM.