As the colder weather approaches, at Crockett & Jones we know that you may need to think about alternating to a warmer style Boot instead of your usual formal Oxfords and Derbys. To help keep those ankles toasty and warm we have chosen our five favourite Boots that will see you through plenty of smart suit wearing occasions.
Tetbury in Dark Brown Wax Calf
Our first Boot choice is a style well known to our James Bond followers, after the Black Wax Calf colourway was featured in Skyfall back in 2012. Black Calf will of course suit many formal occasions, but we have chosen to highlight the Dark Brown Burnished Calf version due to its versatility. Lasted on the 348 last, Tetbury offers a square toe profile alongside a sturdy Dainite rubber sole, perfect for a rainy walk to the office.
Chelsea 8 in Chestnut Burnished Calf
Chelsea 8 in Chestnut Burnished Calf was first introduced in Autumn Winter 2020 to our Retail Collection, following the success of its predecessor Chelsea 3 in the same colourway. Lasted on 341, a last that has established itself as one of the most widely used last in the collection, Chelsea 8 sports a medium round toe whilst set on our ‘City’ rubber soles – another perfect smart casual boot choice.
Harlech in Dark Brown Cordovan
For those looking for something a little extra special to complement their suit, our Cordovan boot Harlech will definitely turn heads. Another style on the 341 Last, this straight cap Derby Boots is made from the finest Dark Brown Cordovan from the famous Horween tannery in Chicago. With double leather soles and a storm welt for added water resistance, Harlech is perfect for the Autumn Winter months.
Kew in Dark Brown Willow Grain
Our Hand Grade choice for our Top 5 Boots for Suits list is Kew in Dark Brown Willow Grain. A plain fronted Chukka Boot set on our ‘City’ rubber sole, Kew sports a soft square toe with tight heel clipping due to our 367 Lasts exceptional fitting qualities. Willow Grain was introduced into our Hand Grade Collection back in Spring Summer 2019 and has grown in popularity since, offering a distinctive linear print which gives it a certain elegance – perfect for formal occasions.
Upton in Black Calf
To complete our list is another Chukka style introduced in Autumn Winter 2020, Upton, made from the finest Black Calf leather. Lasted on our newest 379 Last, introduced in to 2019, Upton offers a classic round toe with excellent fitting throughout the joint, the cone, the waist and full back-part. Another style to also benefit from our ‘City’ sole’s practical but formal look, Upton will become your go to boot to pair with any black suit.