Thursday, February 20, 2014

Must-Have Men’s Boots

Boots are the go-to footwear at this time of year, so you need to make sure that yours are bang on trend. Check out our rundown of fashion must-haves that will see you through the coming cold months.

Hiking Boots

No longer restricted to hill walkers, hiking boots have become a men’s fashion staple this season. Chunky, enhanced-grip soles – especially in colours contrasting that of the main body - and traditional lace hooks are essential features.

Standout laces are also extremely stylish: look for striped or brightly-coloured variants for a contemporary look. You can always customise your boots by visiting a site like Big Laces for the perfect pair.

Liquor Store Clothing stocks a huge range of Red Wing boots that perfectly encapsulate the trend. Bright yellow laces, exquisite stitch detailing, beautiful leathers and the iconic white sole feature on a premium boot that will last for years.

Biker Boots

Men’s biker boots are ideal for creating an effortlessly cool look. Make sure you get a pair in quality real leather – black is best – that feature buckle detailing. Slip-on rather than zip-fastened designs better channel the laidback style, and look great with slim-fit jeans tucked into them.

To really capture the rock star image, add a military or leather jacket. This River Island utility jacket is ideal, with metallic detailing providing extra edge. As the spring arrives, you can update your look by adding a pair of stylish sunglasses – Sunglass Hut stocks a great range of brands, including Ray-Ban.


Wellington boots are a necessity if snow or heavy rain hits, and are a great investment peace for the impending festival season. One of the biggest brands to be seen in is Hunter. We love the chunky and rugged Balmoral Short design, which mimics the style of a utility boot.

This winter, make sure to wear your wellingtons with super-comfortable welly socks – celebrate the British heritage brand with this chic Union Jack design – and premium-quality designer outdoor clothing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Converse: The Coolest Designs for Men

Converse make some of the most iconic footwear in the world; their sneakers are often replicated, but never matched. Worn by rock stars, sports stars and Hollywood stars alike, they’re the go-to fashion item when it comes to creating an effortlessly cool look – no matter what the outfit.

The classic Chuck Taylor All Stars were inspired by the basketball court and eventually came to encapsulate the spirit of the sport. Now, there’s not only hi-tops but a whole range of styles, which allow anyone to express their personality. Check out some of our favourite men’s options below:

Design Your Own

Converse stand for individuality, and there’s no better way to let your footwear do the talking than with a pair of personalised sneakers. You can design your own Converse online, with the option to customise originals as well as modern styles such as canvas slips. You can add your name to the heel stripe, change the colour of the lace eyelets and even add limited-edition graphics to the tongue.

Star Plyr Ox 

The Star Plyr Ox design puts a retro twist on the traditional low-top pumps, with a star and chevron logo replacing the Chuck Taylor badge on the side. The construction is also sturdier, with extra padding for additional comfort, but they still have that distinctive Converse look. tReds is currently offering the sneakers in a range of colours, and many are on sale – there’s free UK delivery, too.

Loud and proud

There is a huge range of Converse trainers featuring loud graphics and bold prints – perfect when you want to make a statement. You’ll find limited-edition comic strip designs, graffiti art, ultra-bright colours, and there’s even a range of Gorillaz Converse available. Some trend-setters even choose to mix and match their pairs to create different looks.

Look sharp

Converse might be the ultimate casual shoe – they’re perfect for dressing down a suit – but there are some styles that perfectly complement a more dapper look. We particularly like the range of leather Jack Purcell sneaker boots and the all-black hi- and low-tops. The super-low-profile, slim pumps are also a smarter option for nights out.