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What bearded men should know about boots

Your beard enhances your manly appearance.  It’s a part of you.  Your decision to grow your beard, how much you let it grow, and how you style and maintain it are all reflections of your own unique, masculine style. Your beard choices shouldn’t be dictated by the whims of fashion trends.

Fashion, however, influences your wardrobe, which further defines your personal style.  Your footwear choices are a key part of enhancing your masculine image.  Men’s boots are rugged and made for men.  The right boots add a manly accent to your overall appearance.  Let’s look at some of the major types of men’s boots and even consider how your beard and your boots may complement one another.

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Bearded men and boots: beard, cowboy hat, jeans and boots and you're ready to to go!
Beard, cowboy hat, western shirt, jeans, and boots: you’re ready to to go! Beard: Vicente. Location: Texas! Click on image to view larger.

Chelsea boots

Chelsea boots are a popular type that straddle the line between casual and formal.  They are a good choice for any man’s footwear collection.  These slip-on boots are easy to put on and take off.  There’s no fumbling around with laces.

Chelseas are sleek and stylish.  And they are known for being comfortable.  With elastic sides and no laces, Chelseas put your feet under less pressure.  With respect to style, some Chelseas have a more formal look while other offerings are more casual.  Chelsea boots are perfect for the “business casual” look.

While leaning a bit towards the casual, Chelsea boots may be considered to be a little on the dressy side.  A short, neatly-groomed beard would definitely work well with Chelsea boots.  You could also pull off a classy look with a bigger beard that’s immaculately groomed.

Chukka boots

Chukka boots are beautiful and simple in their design. They’re often called “desert boots”, which are a type of chukka with crepe soles and suede uppers. Other types of classic chukka boots are sturdier than the desert variety.

If you’re just starting to build your boot collection, chukkas are a great first choice. Options you’ll find will likely include classy, black leather chukkas.  A better first choice, however, might be a more flexible casual gray or light brown suede chukka.

When you’re ready to move up to a more formal chukka, a good choice might be a light brown leather boot. It’s bright and elegant without being too formal.

Which beard choices work best with chukka boots?  Pretty much whichever beard style works well for you should go well with chukkas.  As always, make sure that you keep your beard maintained and styled in top condition.

Oxford boots

Oxfords are instantly recognizable classics. You can’t go wrong by adding a pair of Oxford boots to your collection.  Oxford boots, especially black leather Oxfords, have a classy appearance that will serve you well for any formal occasion.

Black leather Oxfords are a top choice for versatile formal footwear.  They go well with just about any suit that you might have.  When you expand your boot collection, you might consider adding a pair of brown Oxford boots, which work well with a variety of men’s suits.  The brown Oxfords even pair really well with a ginger beard.

When you wear Oxford boots for formal occasions, you’re going for that classy, elegant look.  That means that your beard should look classy and elegant as well.  Keep your beard in top form by having it neatly trimmed and perfectly groomed without even a hair out of place!

Work boots

Work boots are intended for safety, comfort, and durability.  Quality work boots will have a sturdy build.  This ensures that the work boots will be long lasting.  When men are putting in long hours of hard work, a comfortable pair of well-constructed work boots can’t be beat.

Their tough, masculine look makes work boots a perfect choice outside of work when you’re going casual and want to present a confident, rugged appearance.  Work boots look great with jeans and casual shirts.  What kind of beard works well with work boots?  Just about any beard that you can bring!

Hiking boots

As a bearded man, you’ve probably got your adventurous side.  When you want to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, some good hiking boots are just what you need.

Depending on just how adventurous your hiking may be, you’ll have your choice between boots designed for day hiking or backpacking.  Day hiking boots are better for more casual hiking or even just ordinary walking.  Backpacking boots are heavier duty and are intended for use on longer, more challenging, and strenuous hikes.

Hiking boots should provide good traction and have sturdy soles for foot comfort. Ankle support is important as is water resistance.  And hiking boots should be lightweight to make it easier for you to cover long distances.  Any good-quality day hiking boot should incorporate all these features and more.  You want the traction to avoid slips and falls.  And the water resistance always comes in handy because you’ll inevitably have to trek through wet zones such as mud, puddles, and streams.  Or you may get caught in an unexpected downpour.

Pick up a good pair of hiking boots and get yourself and your beard outdoors exploring nature.  I mean, what could be more natural than a man growing his beard?  Hiking boots go well with any type of beard, from the shortest to the biggest and bushiest.  Grow your beard and take a hike! 

Cowboy boots

Cowboy boots are a great choice whether you’re putting in long hours of hard work on the farm or ranch, going horseback riding, or stepping out for a night on the town.  These versatile boots are comfortable, practical, and stylish.  Cowboy boots can be plain and simple or spectacular works of art.  There’s a cowboy boot to suit just about any bearded man’s style preferences.

You can choose a cowboy boot that’s tough enough for work or one that makes a masculine fashion statement to fit your image.  You can even find cowboy boots that are great for work and are stylish as well.  There are so many choices, you may find it hard to pick out a pair.  Browse around and see what catches your eye.  And don’t hesitate to consult your retailer for assistance with choosing a cowboy boot and making sure that you get a pair that fits properly.

Any beard from the full range of beard styles will work well with cowboy boots.  And don’t forget your cowboy hat, pardner!

Bearded men and boots: with your beard and the right boots you're set for a night out anywhere.
Steppin’ out in cowboy boots at night. Beard: Vicente. Click on image to view larger.

Boots for the bearded

Boots are an important part of any bearded man’s wardrobe.  Key points to remember when buying boots include:

  • Be sure that the boot type is right for your intended purpose.
  • Invest in well-built boots that will serve you well for a long time.
  • Make sure that the boots fit you properly.

Your feet will thank you for choosing quality boots that fit well and are comfortable.

Ranging from casual to formal, you can find great boots that enhance your masculine image and go well with your beard. Start building your boot collection today!

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