I was summoned to search for stylish winter boots that will keep his toes warm. I’m not a fashion expert or anything but it is truly hard to find men’s fashionable boots that really do the job as a winter boot. I did my best anyway and here is what I found.
My favorite store, Kohl’s, has great stylish men’s boots for great deals even for the picky ones.
Timbaland Boot Company ($80- $495 , http://shop.timberland.com ) – I’ve always been a big fan of Timbs’. They are so classic and durable enough that I can always count on them to last for a very long time. These boots have been quite stylish lately.
DNA Footwear ($80-$300 , http://www.dnafootwear.com) I would say this is probably my new favorite store that has very stylish boots for men. I walked into a brick and mortar DNA Footwear recently in Williamburg, New York and I must say, the hipsters are definitely staying hip if they have access to these kicks.
UGG ($160-$525 http://www.uggaustralia.com) In my opinion I thought UGG boots were the most obnoxious and lazy footwear known to mankind. Therefore, I never caught the fever to join that trend. But lately, I haven’t minded them and here’s why.
Yes! Timbaland again! Such reliable piece of hardware. ( http://shop.timberland.com)
Columbia Sportswear Whitefield XTM Winter Boots ( $90, http://www.sierratradingpost.com) These sneaker boots are also great for hiking and doing any winter activities for your snow bear.
Cabela’s Professional Outdoor™ Footwear Insulated Slip-On Moccasins ($45, http://www.cabelas.com) - These slip on mocassins have Thinsulate™ Ultra insulation for warmth. You bet those rubber soles will conquer those icy and snowy winters.
Sorel Caribou Reserve LTD Winter Pac Boots ($325, http://www.sierratradingpost.com) – Just looking at these boots gets my toes all warm and tingly. This has all the ingredients to the perfect winter boot: bison leather to keep dry, layers of removable lining and shearling to keep the heat inside.
SOREL Men’s Cheyanne Winter Boot ($100, http://www.dickssportinggoods.com) – A combination of suede and rubber keeps a man’s feet dry. And as you can see, no laces! This boot has Thinsulate™ insulation for warmth and comfort.
Chaco Credence Baa Snow Boots ($160, http://www.sierratradingpost.com) – For those men who love that shearling lining. These slips are sure to keep you comfy and cozy all winter long.
North Face Men’s Snowfuse Pull-On Winter Boot ($80, http://www.dickssportinggoods.com) – For all the North Face fans here is a nice slip-on, slip-off lightweight boot. And of course, that famous fleece lining that we all love about North Face products, you are sure to be warm and dry.
BOGS Classic Short Boot ($80, http://www.campmor.com) – Stay fashionable with ankle boots that keep you dry and warm. This boot has you covered from the outside and inside: Antimicrobial odor protection insole and non-slip out-sole.
You’re welcome! I just made your job easier for inspiration to find the perfect winter boots for the men in your life.
As mid-term week approaches, college students start to get lazier when it comes to putting on a fresh face before stepping out of the dorm. Wouldn’t it be great to look casual and trendy at the same time without even trying?
Fashion experts have long been debating the easiest way to add a flare of sophistication to a simple outfit. But I have found the secret in a commonplace accessory: glasses.
(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)
Glasses are your go-to secret weapon. When confronting fashion in college, might at first seem counter intuitive When walking around campus, I only see thick-lensed frames pop up on faces of computer science nerds or on athletes battling pink eye. Most college students have their seventh-grade frames stashed away in their bottom desk drawer for emergency purposes only.
But the fact that the majority of college students opt for contact lenses makes wearing glasses unique. And if you pick out a super cute pair, it can add a new layer of personality to your look that feels just as refreshing as a new makeover.
Whether you’re one to plan your outfits days in advance or you barely manage to roll out of bed in time for class, a perfect pair of glasses can give you a nerdy chic twist that adds an unidentifiable spark to any look.
I discovered my power weapon in a pair of glasses from an eye-wear boutique in Boston a couple of years back. While satisfying my shopping cravings on Newbury St., I stumbled upon SEE Eyewear. Their window display glinting with colorful and retro-style frames lured me into their basement store, where I spent hours trying on various frames before settling on a pair of ruby red specs with tortoise shell lining the sides.
SEE’s carefully crafted frames might edge on the pricier side of your budget, but the quality makes up for the cost. Their stores can be found all across the country and have grown in renown throughout the years. Just this fall, SEE Eyewear was featured in magazines including Marie Claire, Seventeen, People and GQ. As a lover of SEE since the very start, I know that their newly acquired prominence does not go unwarranted.
(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)
Whether you choose SEE or another local eye-wear boutique, make sure to choose a pair of frames that fits your face shape. Experiment with colors and dare to be bold! Glasses can make a statement that says a lot about your personality, so make sure your pair accurately reflects you.
Your ass would shop online.
As I write this understand, it’s Thanksgiving, I’m a bottle of champagne in and I’m still sipping cider. I have to work tomorrow, on the most sacred shopping day ever, Black Friday. I want you all to understand your need to get a deal is causing me to be to work at 6am tomorrow. I’m expected to clock in and have a smile on my face at 6am. You know what I should be doing tomorrow at 6am? Still drinking or at the very least sobering up.
Working on Black Friday is the biggest bunch of bullshit I’ve ever experienced in my life. Retail workers are dragged away (literally!) from their families and left overs to feed the rabid need of people who don’t really like their family members and need an excuse to leave the house at midnight to go shopping for “deals”. Fuck your deals and your family issues. Don’t drag me away from my Champagne or cider. I love them both. I love leftovers and I love my dog and husband. I don’t want to be away from any of these things consecutively at any given time. Sadly the major mall I work in thinks differently.
I think you should shop online. You read that right; shop online! Don’t drag my ass out of my drunken stupor at 6am because you need a deal on pajama bottoms and poorly made t-shirts. Click a link and add that shit to your shopping cart on Amazon. Let the poor retail workers of America sleep. Bad enough their are 5 shopping weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas! That’s five weeks of holiday music by Justin Beiber on rotation! Imagine the personal hell of Justin rapping over a holiday beat. Go ahead, Google it, I’ll wait. Shopping online eliminates the need to go out into the masses where the chances of catching a cold or flu are higher. You could slip on melted snow entering a mall. You could lose your child or worse your iPhone! Dear god think of your iPhone.
Shop online. You won’t have to deal with a tired cashier or a worn out stock room person or the manager who got bitched out by his wife about the holiday shift he had to work. Because YOU the American Consumer just HAD to get a deal on those pajama bottoms and that poorly made t-shirt. I think if you asked, most retail workers would rather work a long Saturday shift than the Friday shift after Thanksgiving. We’ve had time to re-up and relax. We’ve had a chance to spend time with the family we barely get to see. We get some rest. We just want to rest, like you.
“The Shop Girl” is a 20-something East Coaster just tying to pay the bills and keep her head above water. Her extracurricular activities include: Whiskey, crushing on boys with beards who also like whiskey and all things fashion. (duh.) That photo is totally not her.