One of my favorite places to spot Fashionistos is on South Congress Street—a quintessential Austin location. The trendy, vibrant area is full of quaint boutiques, restaurants and vintage thrift stores. As I walked into a popular menswear boutique called STAG, I was instantly inspired to learn more about the latest of men’s fashion. Menswear is a very multi-faceted topic because when we usually think of the stereotypical American college boys, we tend to err on the side of visualizing frat tanks, khakis or a polo. However, my favorite part of writing these articles is finding these fashion forward males around the city and proposing to deconstruct this stereotype.
So, while people watching at a local coffee shop, I found this Fashionisto effortlessly sporting the ever-so-hip chukka boots paired with an oversized pattern shirt and white denim. I loved how he put together an outfit wearing chukka boots; a super popular trend for the fall season. There are many varieties of men’s shoes, but these classics are a total steal. Chukka boots or desert boots were originally worn by the British forces in World War II but since then have become much more versatile and stylish. The Fashionisto really draws attention to these awesome boots by pairing them with bright, patterned socks cuffed by his white denim. In my opinion, these simple tweaks really added a lot to this vintage-inspired outfit.
With this in mind, be on the look out for these fall classics and don’t just chukka them to the curb. They will definitely be a great addition to your shoe collection.
Hint: For a fall look, trade in the white jeans for darker colored denim (I’d go with burgundy or oxblood) to pair with the chukka boots and prints.