At Four Fifty Five, we are no strangers to boots and spend a great deal of time matching our most sartorial suits with our boldest shoes. Since Areni-1, 5,500 years ago, mankind has been searching for the ideal way to wrap their feet, and in our opinion, we’ve finally found it in 2018. Boots come in many shapes, sizes, finishes, colours and materials - but its not the boot that matters when approaching footwear, but what the boot sits below.
With winter weather comes a gentleman’s worst nightmare - snow, slush, salt and slips. Keep that in mind when selecting a boot as you need to take a few qualifiers into consideration. What tread does the sole have? Will it help you navigate your walk to the office? What's the material? Finally - how tall is your boot, and does it match the hem of your dress pant? It's important to know whether your pant will tuck into your boot (we hope not) or rest just about the boot, only breaking when you stand straight.
Looking for some advice? Here’s what the Four Fifty Five team has pulled together. This season, if you’re a Torontonian or anyone else dealing with the wonders of winter, a solid pair of winter boots, especially rubber chelsea boots, will suit you well for the walk to and from work. When working with a shorter hem, a traditional desert or chelsea boot should fit your office atmosphere well, whilst showing your peers you know how to rock a pair of kicks.
We’re personally big fans of desert boots, especially in dark brown and black, with rubber soles. Not only is the rubber better because it lasts longer, but the traction might save you from a slip or two on Yonge Street.
That is it for us on boots. We hope with this in mind, you can fit yourselves with some better boots this new year. To make sure your outfit matches, we’re offering two of our fully custom, made-to-measure suits for only $849 - for a limited time only!