Help me find a trendy pair of boots!
April 30, 2006 12:07 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a pair of trendy Men's boots. What's your favorite?

Help me find a pair of trendy (not hiking, biker or anything that makes me look like a thug) boots that I could wear to a nightclub. I'm having the hardest time finding something that fits this niche. I've looked through hundereds of options at Zappos (with no luck) yet I see people wearing cool boots all the time. Suggestions?
Bonus points for options that don't break the bank.
posted by special-k to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by jimmythefish at 12:10 PM on April 30, 2006

posted by docgonzo at 12:16 PM on April 30, 2006

jimmythefish: Wow, that has to be the single worst web site I have ever seen, especially because it looks like they spent money to make it that way.
posted by StickyCarpet at 12:44 PM on April 30, 2006

I second Camper.
posted by k8t at 12:46 PM on April 30, 2006

What do you mean by trendy? I like this one at Kenneth Cole and Aldo has quite a few similar styles including this one.
posted by phoenixc at 12:49 PM on April 30, 2006

StickyCarpet: Yes, it's awful. Good shoes, though.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:59 PM on April 30, 2006

campers are hot.

cydwoqs (the vintage section).
frye boots

If you end up down in San Francisco at any point email me (in profile) and I'll give you some stores to go to.
posted by kechi at 1:01 PM on April 30, 2006

There's a Camper store by Union Square and Cydwoqs at a few places on Cole as far as SF goes. I'd second Aldo for mid-grade not-over-the-top footwear, though their men's selection can be smaller and hit/miss each season. They won't last forever but they don't cost enough to. :)
posted by kcm at 1:09 PM on April 30, 2006

Amazon has Jikatabi -- so trendy, you'll be the first!
posted by Rash at 2:08 PM on April 30, 2006

Don't know from trendy, but these are in my mind the best boots ever.

i've had three pairs over the last 12 years. They are comfortable, waterproof, and with a polish look damn good.

Friends prefer New Rock Boots [flash site], but i find them to be kinda silly.
posted by quin at 2:28 PM on April 30, 2006

Chelsea boots, aka Beatle boots. Most shoemakers will have some in their line. They look clearly unlike any kind of work/biker/army boot, they usually come with leather soles so they're clearly a "go out" boot, and they're hot right now and are simple and classic enough that they're not going to be a fleeting trend.

Zappo's have lots. (Not all the boots at that link are Chelsea boots, but Zappo's doesn't let you search for Chelseas specifically. Just look for the elastic panels.)

Every man should have a pair of black ankle boots, and Chelseas are a great way to do it.

Blundstones are great boots -- my slop-around boots are a pair of Blunnies -- but the Chelsea is the dress style that developed from the equestrian boots that Blunnies are an example of.
posted by mendel at 4:28 PM on April 30, 2006

Well, if you run into some money.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 4:33 PM on April 30, 2006

Thanks, everyone. I found some great pairs at Blundstone, Fluevogs and Camper. Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by special-k at 7:11 PM on April 30, 2006

I've read that P. Lal is a good, legitimate source for discounts on high-quality British shoes (I read this at the Ask Andy forums, but I don't have any direct experience). Crockett & Jones makes some nifty Chelsea, and various other style, boots. Note that prices are in Malaysian currency.
posted by mullacc at 7:17 PM on April 30, 2006

Cydwoqs kick much ass.
posted by dobbs at 9:48 PM on April 30, 2006

I have to second the Fluevogs - I've got a pair of their square-toed Chelsea's and they're quite awesome. Good luck.
posted by itchi23 at 6:14 AM on May 1, 2006

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