Bench Wyatt: Boots for AW10 and Beyond.

October 28, 2010
If it didn’t promise to be so embarrassingly cringe-inducing, I think I’d probably consider composing a song in the vein of Marilyn Monroe’s Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, swapping diamonds for boots, and girls for boys. Since stomping onto the menswear market in earnest circa AW09, boots have come to establish themselves as a staple of any self-respecting, half-interested-in-fashion gentleman’s wardrobe. And it’s with good reason, since – as I’ve said countless times before – they’re to men, what vertiginous heels are to women. Interpret that as you will, but when it comes to gender stereotypes and befitting garb, boots most definitely compound your masculinity.

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^ Bench Wyatt boots

Since getting my hands on a pair of Grafters a while back, I’ve been searching for a more comfortable, versatile pair that would take me from an afternoon of lectures to a house party. After lengthy consideration (Twitter followers may recall my relentless deliberation), I opted for this leather and canvas contrast pair (‘Wyatt’) from Bench, and my feet are thanking me for it, too.

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  • kellebelle November 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I love those boots! I have a beat-up black pair I always wear!x

  • Cillian November 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Kellebelle: Am addicted. Fear they may never leave my feet…

  • Mat November 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    they look better on that they did on ASOS i think. more naturally worn in and rich that i though. you chose well.i have a smarter pair from ASOS from about 2 years back, still going well after rehealing. but theyre a tad smart. i would like to red wings