Every Autumn / Winter collection sees certain styles step up to protect your feet from the ever-unpredictable weather conditions, often some of the worst experienced all year. The men's boot is a tried and tested option that offers comfort, protection and a sturdy foundation to dress with style. Several boot styles remain popular during the Autumn and Winter months including the traditional English Brogue boot, the elegant Chelsea boot and the relaxed Chukka boot.
Selecting your next pair of Barker shoes for men isn’t the easiest decision as you will want to take into account the design and materials of the boots alongside how you plan to wear your boots, formal, casual or both? With the ongoing difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic faced by all, the versatility of a boot is more important than ever as gentleman previous only wearing men's black boots for the office has changed and we’re a noticeable business casual style emerging.
The most versatile Goodyear welted boot in the current Barker collection is the Chelsea boot, a no-nonsense slip-on style that offers a dress and casual aesthetic due to its clean profile and elegant detailing. A classic dress Chelsea boot from the Barker Professional collection is Bedale, made on the elegant 469 last shape from polished leather uppers and a full leather sole for a distinguished profile.
The most popular men’s Chelsea boot by Barker is Mansfield, featured in the Icon Series, Mansfield is made on the 486 last from a variety of premium leather and burnished suedes on a choice of leather or Dainite rubber soles for added durability. The latest Mansfield colourway for the Barker Autumn / Winter 2020 collection is Cherry Grain (Dainite sole). Other Chelsea boots that feature in the Barker collection include the Ashby, Freddie and Sergey Chelsea boot styles.
For women’s Chelsea boots the Gina is the staple, made on 5029 last from waxy suede leather on a full leather sole, the Plum Waxy Suede, in particular, stands out in the crowd.
A staple in the Barker Country collection is the men's brogue boot, in particular, the Calder which is made on 460 last from premium calf and grain leather on a durable British Dainite rubber sole. The Calder brogue boot for men is available in several colourways including classic cedar, cherry and black for a smarter aesthetic. A popular brogue boot in the Creative collection is Butcher which is hand-painted at the Barker factory located in Earls Barton, Northampton, England.
For a casual boot style, the Chukka boot can be worn both with smart attire or a relaxed look depending on your style. For an elegant Chukka boot, the Barker Orkney is a Country collection favourite made on the 464 last from premium grain leather on a Dainite rubber sole. Furthermore, the Orkney is available with fur lining (Orkney S) in several colourways including the Dark Brown, Cherry and Black.
Another Barker Chukka boot that offers a smart casual aesthetic is the Navona from the London collection, made from suede on a crepe sole. A staple in the Creative collection is the Connor Chukka boot, made on the 29 last from premium suede on a lightweight crepe sole for a comfortable yet relaxed men's suede boot which looks great with denim jeans and/or chino trousers.
For women’s Chukka boots the Alice is the sister style to Connor and offers a relaxed yet stylish look all year round.
Other Barker lace-up leather boots for men that come highly recommended are the Glencoe, Donegal and Foley boots from the Country collection. Explore all the Barker Autumn / Winter 2020 boots online.