Boot Styles For Spring

May 13th, 2013

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Boots aren’t only for the winter.

Here are three sleek, streamlined shapes that are perfect for Spring.

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1. Suede Oxford Middies

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Early Spring is one of my favorites times of the year – when the sun and skirts are out, but the breeze is enough to stay cool in a thin sweater or light layer – like this awesome vintage suede sweater/jacket hybrid.

A simple recipe for an early-Spring casual look: tortoise shades + western denim shirt + deep-colored chinos + lace-up ankle boots.

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I used to only wear suede footwear in the Fall/Winter. Lately though, I’ve been gravitating toward these “Hutchins” captoe boots by Johnston & Murphy (basically a classic captoe brogue, just a little taller) and been wearing them with everything from tailored suits to beat-up jeans.

The softer, “dustier” texture of suede looks rich in warmer climates and is a smooth compliment to Spring color palettes.

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  • Noah

    Haven’t been able to find that Levi’s jacket, in that color, anywhere. Any suggestions/links?

    Thanks!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      There will be one soon. And only one…

  • ian

    first off, one of the best posts in a while but also I know where you bought that vintage suede and sweater jacket in the first look, I was watching it for a while but never checked out because the sleeves were going to be slightly too short…

    anyway I really love the new branch of the site, and while I may not always agree with your (or the teams) individual style choices, I really admire your ability to hustle and build a business (or two… or three…) all from a blogspot and some ebay schemes.

    you mentioned some future consigning options for the store, when/if you get that figured out shoot me an email at iansterick@gmail.com I have quite a bit of experience with high end consigners and thrifting, trading, upselling, ebay/etsy sniping ect.

  • http://www.thecufflink.com Jarrod King

    Good ideas here for spring boots. I’m not a fan of suede in warmer weather though, but of course when you have a limited selection like me, sometimes you have to go with what you got.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      To each his own player.

  • http://urbsuburbstyle.com/blog/ Paul

    All good looks! Just not sure if I can bring myself to do boots now when all I want to do is go sockless!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Time and place my man :)

  • Anonymous

    One more time, nice looks

  • Zach

    Killed all 3 looks!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Thx player

  • https://www.facebook.com/hunter.brodt?ref=tn_tnmn Hunter

    Its already in the 90′s where I live…

  • Marshall Mulherin

    I really like those boots on 1 and 2. I love your styling, Dan. How did you make some sorta job out of being a stylist?

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Because of loyal visitors like you, which is why we’re always thanking our readers. I don’t make a living from being a stylist, I make a living from a dozen or so different revenue streams (writing, advertising, designing, consulting, styling, selling, commissioning products, representing brands, hosting parties/events, even modeling in some cases, etc). Diversity is key. It’s not linear, and that’s what keeps it exciting.

      • Marshall Mulherin

        Thanks for the genuine response. I really respect your hustle, sir. And I’ve heard of more and more people talking about how “careers” are becoming so much less common. I’m just gonna keep involving myself tangibly in as many of my passions as possible. Preciate the advice playboy.

  • LouCaves

    Went to three different stores this past weekend looking for oxblood/burgundy boots and found nada (did see a bodybuilder with skinny jeans…Whoa).

    Thanks for the on-time feature. I’ll be online looking for those Allen Edmonds chelsea boots.

    Keep up the great work, TSB.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Buy them right here! ;)

  • http://www.tedwilliamsmenswear.com/ Richard Atkinson

    Great post. I am a huge fan of boots, particularly those Hugo Boss boots!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Which Boss boots?

  • Rory

    When does summer start in the states? It is summer in Ireland already – may, june, july and it is weird seeing you guys talk about it being early spring.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Officially, June 21st. But our motto is dress for the weather, not the calendar.

  • dagobertinax

    damn!! i am not gay but you look too good for this world

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      haha thanks man. It’s all good packaging…we all know a 7 who dressed-up is a 9.

  • Badger

    Dan. Your hair. Work of art.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      $12 cut at the Puerto Rican barber shop in the LES, lol. Been training it for years tho.

  • Kris

    Look #2 is amazing!

  • Jack

    One of your better posts, especially the first two looks. The denim western shirt can look a little unnatural or even pretentious at times, but you pulled it off perfectly. That jacket in the third look is pretty dope too. Impressive stuff.

  • TO

    That RRL denim shirt is showing some great wear. Great line-up here.

  • BF

    back to reality on TSB =great work

    All 3 homeruns…

    Especially the suit and retro sunglasses……..

  • Omar Shaikh

    Will you guys have sizes such as xs/s the TSB Shop?

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Yup.

  • John

    It’s not that I don’t like suits, but all of your casual looks (think t-shirt/button-down and a bomber jacket) are amazing.
    Look #2 is killer as well.

    Great job, as always!

  • Kiel

    The color of those chinos in the first look. Dang. So cool.

  • http://@mrnagan Prasanthan Nagan

    Shout out, all the way from South Africa! Its Autumn here right now but that’s not gonna stop me from reading your Spring posts!

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      Shout out to our South African readers!!!

      Use the TSB Style Guide for looks for any season:

      http://tsbmen.com/styleguide/

  • Pete

    Daamn that suit.

  • http://dapperadvisor.tumblr.com Akil M

    The second is look amazing I would have never thought chukka boots and a double breasted suit could look so well put together. Great job

  • http://undefined Brady P

    Dan, you always have the sharpest boots. Would have never thought about boots in the spring (other than desert boots of course), very interesting. Obviously those FitzPatricks are amazing, but I really like the medallion chelseas in look 3. Good stuff

  • Matt

    Your mention in the 3rd look about the boots being rain-appropriate reminds me of something — I would love for you to do a fashionable rainwear post. I always have a hard time keeping stylish on those non-stop rain days, especially with footwear.

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier
      • Poofy

        1 Piece/3 Ways: A Man’s Umbrella – That haircut was too fresh

    • Selfmade Gentleman

      My tip for rain-appropriate footwear: It is easy and cheap to add a thin (1-3mm) rubber sole under any of your shoes. This will protect leather soles from the water but your shoes still look smart and dressy.
      Many people tend to say that leather soles are the only real thing, but I think, in most cases, it is bullsh-t.

      • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

        Great tip!

      • LouCaves

        An add-on to Selfmade Gentleman’s advice: a cobbler once told me if you’re going to do this, wear the shoes a few times to scuff/score the leather sole. The rubber sole will stick better.