I am very particular when it comes to choosing the right pair of boots especially for the winter season. Not only do I wanna look stylish going from meetings to Christmas and end of year parties, I also want to ensure that I don’t end up slipping and sliding down the urban slopes of the London Underground escalators, one has to be on point for that nightmare not to come true!
Never-the-less, whatever the style, whatever the weather, it is 100% essential to have reliable footwear that is versatile as well as durable as a solid foundation for any outfit. What I look out for in a solid pair of boots is an appealing colour, top quality texture and thickness of leather, a supportive heel structure as well as a threaded pattern that details thought and craftsmanship.
Kurt Geiger’s AW16 Range has nothing short of a great collection, I decided to review the Winston In Tan Lace Up Boots as they really stood out and literally combines all I look for in a solid pair of luxury winter boots. With all of the Smart / Casual parties coming up this season this is a great asset to my wardrobe, instantly allowing to feel comfortable as well as looking presentable any where I go, with ease.
The layered rich colours in the sturdy sole is a really nice touch. The aubergine / red wine tone really works well with the year’s AW16 colour palette and compliments a wide selection of my wardrobe.
I love the bold and slightly worn-in tan leather on these! The creased texture really adds a sense of history and character to the boots, portraying a sense of adventure which is cool.
The metallic eyelets adds to that element of construction and thought as it really allows you to adjust the boots to your style and really make them your own. I prefer my boots to be laced all the way up with my jeans tucked in (as shown).
It’s fine details like this which really impresses me about this release, allowing me to step steady in style almost effortlessly.
Whether you want to upgrade your wardrobe or are even looking for a perfect gift for him, the Kurt Geiger Winston in Tan is one of my favourite pair of boots for AW16.
Get your pair and browse the full KG collection right here: http://www.kurtgeiger.com/men/shoes/boots
Bomber Jacket: Private White V.C.
Footwear: Kurt Geiger
Photography by Carl Thompson
Edited by Oliver Greaves