Every man needs a solid few pairs of boots in his footwear arsenal.Most styles are surprisingly versatile - a Chelsea boot, for example, can be office appropriate, perfect for weekend wear or even work at a wedding - and invest in a good pair and you’ll be wearing them for years to come.Better still, the styles and colour schemes available are more varied than ever before. Leading footwear brands are becoming more playful with their designs, introducing, among others, burgundy, olive green and mustard in addition to using multiple textures in one shoe.But that does make settling on one - or more - pair of boots a little tougher. With that in mind, we’ve combed through the best options available online in the UK to help narrow down your choices - starting from just £25.Happy shopping!Yahoo UK is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, Yahoo UK may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.
French-American actor Timothée Chalamet is causing a bit of a sartorial stir. The 23-year-old has established himself on the silver screen in the past few years with hits including ‘Call me by Your Name’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Ladybird’. He’s also starring in the upcoming, reprised version of ‘Little Women’ starring Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Saorise Ronan. But, his red carpet game is equally strong. Chalamet has enjoyed one menswear hit after another with a plethora of big-name brands, including McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Haider Ackermann clambering to dress him. The New York-born actor’s eclectic wardrobe is reminiscent of Harry Style’s richly-embroidered, coloured and printed suit collection. It’s flamboyant, memorable and smashes the old-fashioned myth that men can’t have fun with fashion.
The Westminster Menswear Archive has announced that it is opening the most extensive exhibition devoted to menswear in the UK this autumn.Titled Invisible Men, the four-week long show will cover the last 120 years of predominately British menswear through the display of over 170 garments, the majority of which have never been seen on public display. The exhibition will include pieces designed by some of the fashion industry’s biggest names including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Craig Green, Liam Hodges and A Cold Wall*.Arranged into twelve sections, the show – which takes place between 21 October and 24 November – aims to explore the design language of menswear, which, the Westminster Menswear Archive says, mostly centres on functional garments for industrial, technical, or military use.Invisible Men will also look at how designers disrupt convention and how menswear has developed an almost fetishistic appreciation of “the working man in all his heroic iterations”, referencing the clothing of seafarers, soldiers, athletes, firefighters, road workers, and explorers. Professor Andrew Groves, the curator of Invisible Men, said he hopes the exhibition will help to tell the “untold story of menswear”, which he feels has been marginalised and excluded from the history of dress.“Both in museums of the decorative arts or dedicated fashion museums, menswear is significantly underrepresented,” Groves said.“I started the Westminster Menswear Archive in 2016 through frustration that students and designers in industry were unable to see historically important examples of menswear, which is not the case with womenswear which is readily available in exhibitions and galleries. > View this post on Instagram> > England Football Team Tracksuit Top 1990 Umbro navy zip-up long sleeved tracksuit top made by Replikit to replicate the England football team's 1990 kit. It features contrasting geometric ivory and red striped panelling all over the front body, including the letters 'FA' in reference to the Football Association. It has a navy zip closure with a silver square Umbro zip pull. There is a British coat of arms made up of the three lions shield design sewn onto the left chest. The collar is finished with a cotton blue and white stripe panel that runs around the top, ending in a white and red three lions motif embroidered onto the centre back of the collar. The back forms a diamond shape in ivory with a large Umbro logo in navy. It has ribbed cuffs and waistband. It comes with hexagonal cardboard Umbro Replikit swing tag attached with plastic Kimble to the zip (in object file). Country of Design: England Country of Manufacture: Thailand umbro umbrofootball england tracksuit englandfootball trackies sportswear universityofwestminster westminstermensweararchive football> > A post shared by Westminster Menswear Archive (@menswear_archive) on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:32am PDT“We are beginning now to tell the untold story of menswear, and I’m incredibly excited that this exhibition will allow the public to see highlights from the collection, most of which have never been on public display before.”Groves and Dr Danielle Sprecher, co-curator of the exhibition, state that highlights of Invisible Men include a section devoted to examples of Alexander McQueen’s early menswear designs covering the years from 1997 to 1999 and examples from contemporary British menswear designers including Craig Green, Burberry, and Palace.> View this post on Instagram> > C.P. Company Urban Protection Metropolis Jacket 2000 Black Dynafil jacket with multiple double opening wind protection pockets, large hood with a removable anti-smog face mask that was adjustable through openings in the hood. Detachable velcro fastening 'C.P. Company' brand patch. Made from Dynalfil TS-70 bonded to a nylon base. Designed by Moreno Ferrari the 'Metropolis' jacket, which the first piece in the C.P. Company Urban Protection line. Country of Design: Italy Country of Manufacture: Italy cpcompany urbanprotection up casualstyle menswear mensweararchive Dynalfil casuals wearables wearabletech casualoutfit> > A post shared by Westminster Menswear Archive (@menswear_archive) on Mar 9, 2019 at 3:54am PSTInvisible Men will run at the University of Westminster. Opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 11am-7pm and admission is free.
Socks with sandals, dad sneakers, and crocs have returned to our feet and feeds, so it may come as no surprise that daring printed shirts are one of the most coveted style staples this summer.Over the years, these statement-making shirts have ping-ponged across the oh-so fine line of tacky and cool. But this season, forget subdued monochromatic colour palettes, this season bolder is better and more is more.These not-so classic designs are no longer reserved for dads on vacation. With botanical designs, tie-dye and animal print, they have come a long way since their Tommy Bahama predecessors and are now offered for every type of gent.Effortlessly cool and packed with a carefree attitude that will last long beyond your holiday—this year is all about the patterned shirt.Pair with neutral bottom halves for a more subtle and slightly easier way to style or go all out with the coordinating shorts when available.Shop our favourite shirts with eye-popping prints. Best Patterned Shirts for Men Prada Camp-Collar Printed Cotton-Faille ShirtThis super charged shirt from Prada is printed with bold lightning bolts with an added bolted heart detail. It is made from 100 per cent cotton with a camp collar and side slit.£640 | Mr Porter | Buy it now Pearl Fluoro Cuban Collar ShirtTake a traditional Cuban collar shirt silhouette but give it a highly colourful fluorescent effect and you will get this covetable shirt from Reiss. Style with neutral toned jeans or chinos to ensure the shirt stands out in its own right.£85 | Reiss | Buy it now ASOS DESIGN viscose relaxed fit shirtPutting a playful twist on a button down style, this shirt from ASOS is adorned with a colourful heart design. Ensuring you look good without harming the planet, it is composed of a lightweight trademarked fabric that comes from renewable sources and is responsibly made.£25 | ASOS | Buy it now YMC Floral Malick Short Sleeve Shirt Inject fun into your formal wear with this shirt from YMC. It features a multi-coloured floral outline design with a button down front and open collar. £129 | Article | Buy it now Hawaiian print shirtGiving us all the summer feels, your holiday wardrobe is not complete without this pineapple print shirt from Mango. The piece has bright yellow fruity design with a regular fit and bowling collar. Forget all associations with Brits abroad, it is all about the bolder, the better this season.£35.99 | Mango | Buy it now Paul Smith Camp-Collar Printed Tencel And Linen-Blend ShirtEnsure all eyes are turned to you at your endless stream of summer arrangements with this shirt from Paul Smith. It features a hibiscus and bird design with a bold orangey red hue. The statement-making shirt also has a camp-collar and a relaxed cut.£215 | Mr Porter | Buy it now Borneo ShirtAllSaints has long been a go-to for printed shirts with an extensive offering of botanical designs and stand-out prints. While the shirt features a detailed design with a Japanese-inspired motif, it still offers a fairly muted alternative to some of the other shirts on this list due to the light pink backdrop.£85 | AllSaints | Buy it now Wacko Maria Short Sleeve Hawaiian ShirtTake a fierce approach to your summer dressing with this animal print top in line with one of the season’s biggest trends. Anything but subtle, this bold design provides instant attitude to whatever you style it with. May we suggest some equally bold leopard or baroque trousers – clashing prints are in right now…?£335 | Goodhood | Buy it now Silk bowling shirt with jousting printTaking inspiration from vintage silk scarves, this bowling style shirt brings that a super luxe touch to your look. Made of 100 per cent silk, it has a Jousting print with knights and horses alongside mother of pearl buttons – it’s the little things.£850 | SSENSE | Buy it now Lilac & Yellow Palm Tree Print ShirtTaking you from your summer BBQ, to an al fresco lunch, it’s all about this palm tree shirt from Tu to shake up your typical wardrobe choices. It features a lilac and yellow design with a loose fit and button front.£16 | Tu | Buy it now Stussy Leary ShirtWe are inclined to let this Stussy shirt speak for itself because the psychedelic print is as loud as it gets. The tie-dyed design has an almost trippy-like effect with camp collar and relaxed fit.£159 | END. Clothing | Buy it now Hawaiian print shirtGiving us Havana vibes all day, this shirt is synonymous with warmer climates. Set to transport you beach side whether you are going abroad or not, the bowling collar shirt has a casual look with a regular fit.£35.99 | Mango | Buy it now Chain Print Short Sleeve Revere ShirtNo doubt influenced by the opulent Versace prints, this option from Boohoo is anything but understated.£15 | Boohoo | Buy it now
Where, on a list of things to do in your spare time, does shopping for new clothes feature? Whether you’re into fashion or not, few will argue that trawling through shops, contorting in stuffy changing rooms and panic buying purchases are the stuff of ideal weekends.Why put yourself through all that, when your ideal wardrobe is a few mere clicks away?
When it comes to dressing up, men have long been able to throw on a trusty black tuxedo or grey checked suit and confidently head out of the door. From pastel hues to new prints and a more casual mix 'n' match approach, there are plenty of new, contemporary styles to choose from in 2019. Searches for pink suits in 2019 have shot up a staggering 3600 per cent on shopping app LIKEtoKNOW.it and it seems the blokes have been taking their cue from the red carpet.
The hiking boot; a must have for anyone even remotely outdoor orientated. Admittedly, they’re unlikely to be used on a daily basis – perhaps even just a handful of times per year – but for any kind of inclement weather, that impromptu afternoon walk in the countryside, or a full on hiking holiday in the mountains, you’ll be cursing yourself for not having a decent pair when the occasion does arise.Hiking boots have come on a very long way – remove thoughts of an unwieldy weight on your foot – and we now see options from what is essentially a lightweight hybrid trainer right through to those offering full support with a bucket-load of spec while still reasonably light.Nearly all hiking boots will be waterproof – Gore-Tex being the most popular and highly regarded – and be equipped with a sturdy and grippy sole – Vibram considered the best in this instance.The vast majority of boots will be made of leather; either nubuck (the outside of the leather is sanded); suede (a more velvety like finish but less durable – this is when the inside part of the leather is sanded and used as the exterior), or just a treated leather finish. They will also come in different weights: lightweight – below 500g which are good for either day or speed hikes; mid-weight – 500g-700g that are best suited to more arduous terrain; heavyweight – 700g+ which are for rough terrain and long multi-day hikes and will be very supportive.Before you invest in a pair, consider when you’re most likely to be wearing them, as British weather is never that reliable. Three-season boots are the most versatile and useful footwear for walking in the UK, pretty much serving you year round. While two-season boots are good in spring and especially the British summer, when the terrain is firm, low-level and not too steep.Hiking shoes are a great alternative to the boot, and well worth considering. They’re lighter, cheaper, easier to take on and off, afford a more natural walking style and are more compatible with normal life too (if it’s a wet morning walk into work for example).So for some occasions – less treacherous terrain / day hikes – they’ll be a great option.We’ve selected the best two to three season boots, and divided them into three categories to help you home in on those that will be right for you and what you need them for.You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. Salewa mountain trainer mid Gore-Tex, midweight: £195, SalewaWeight: 670g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Robust suede leather and fabric Colours available: grey and black Sizes available: 6-13A real premium choice, this not only looks the part but they’re robust, very well built and comfortable and is an overall fantastic boot. Unlike some, it fits very neatly with a more elegant outline, so it’s nice they don’t feel cumbersome when placing your step. At 670g they’re a little heavier but they somehow don’t feel it. The upper is constructed of a great looking, Gore-Tex lined, 1.6mm thick suede which affords great breathability, and there is great support round the back of the ankle, and the rubber-reinforced toe cap is really strong – even when you press hard with your thumb it doesn’t buckle. They come quite high up on your ankle so offer great support, making them an ideal if carrying a pack or just on long hikes or uneven terrain. With aggressive and generous lugs and Vibram soles, you’re very sure underfoot. A more expensive option, but so well worth it and you won’t regret this investment.Buy now Lightweight Hoka One One sky arkali: £170, Hoka One One Weight: 432g Waterproofing: None Sole: Vibram Material: Hoka’s MATRYX technology – a mix of fabric and Kevlar strands Colours available: black / reflective or black / cyan / citrus Sizes available: 6.5-13.5Hoka – a well established favourite in the running community – has put its knowledge and technology into a lineup of three brand new hiking boots, and of these the eye-catching sky arkali is their most running-meets-hiking shoe. At 432g it’s not quite trainer light, but it really does bring that springy feel into the hiking category and great grip underfoot with Vibram soles, plus 5mm multi directional lugs. The upper has adjustable Velcro heel and ankle straps providing a lighter touch ankle support and – rather handily – keeping trail rubble out of the shoe, as well as a tough rubber toe cap for durability and protection. Although, note it is not waterproof. This is a great option for those more into their speed hiking, or looking for something more lightweight in the summer season.Buy now Salomon outline mid GTX: £130, SalomonWeight: 415g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: synthetic textile Colours available: yellow, blue, green / black Sizes available: 6.5-12.5As the second lightest boot in this lineup at 415g, it’s certainly on the minimal end of the hiking boot scale offering a more pimped-up trainer feel – it is actually shaped on a narrower snug-fitting running shoe too to accentuate this less bulky feel. They are really comfortable from the moment you put them on. Equipped with decent 5mm lugs (deep indentations in the sole) and grippy outsole combined with Gore-Tex lined waterproof upper, so you’ll be set in muddy, steep and wet conditions. A great option for the summer months and great all-rounder for general use when spending extended periods on your feet.Buy now Anatom V1 Glenmore men’s ultralight shoe: £100, AnatomWeight: 420g Waterproofing: Nikwax treated Sole: Vibram Material: Ballistic polyester and true suede Colours available: black / red Sizes available: 7.5-12A brand new model for 2019, this Scottish footwear brand has created a top-class hiking shoe. Pretty light at just 420g, they’re really comfortable from the moment you put them on, with a subtle design that’s not too chunky, yet still very sturdy with Vibram outsoles, so you’re firmly planted with each step. The brand doesn’t use Gore-Tex because it’s not from a sustainable source – a nice touch often overlooked by the consumer – however they do have a triple layer outer, finished with quality suede, and treated with Nikwax, so they’re fully waterproof. A very capable hiking shoe that’s also great for everyday outdoor type use.Buy now Merrell Ontario mid-waterproof: £140, BlacksWeight: 422g Waterproofing: M select dry membranes Sole: Vibram Material: Full-grain leather Colours available: olive, dark earth, brown sugar Sizes available: 7-12Complete with its red laces, this fuses that classic hiking boot look with an adequate level of hiking capability yet everyday practicality. Granted, it’s not a full-on hiking boot – it has smaller 3mm lugs and offers a more modest support to foot and ankle – but it’s perfectly sufficient for more occasional hikes and is made from premium materials. The upper is full grain leather, waterproof and breathable, and the midsole offers a ride more akin to a trainer and outsole is Vibram – they’re very capable yet unobtrusive and really really comfortable. A stylish boot that will transition into everyday life seamlessly and on a cushion of air.Buy now Adidas terrex freehike shoe: £169.95, AdidasWeight: 382g Waterproofing: Water-repellent Sole: Continental Material: Primeknit textile upper with abrasion-resistant weldings Colours available: core black / grey six / active orange, sesame / carbon / real magenta, core black / grey six / night cargo Sizes available: 6.5-14.5Adidas have produced a super lightweight option here. Equipped with its famed Boost midsole, they offer a very responsive and energised ride in a really comfortable package – something not too often associated with a hiking boot. Fitted with a Continental outsole for great grip, the lugs are certainly more akin to a trainer than a boot, but in dry summery conditions they would be adequate. The upper has an elasticated sock like construction which makes it really breathable – offering just mild support – also doubling up to keep loose scree or small gravel from coming into the shoe. Certainly an eye catching design too, they’ll be good around town too and perfect for those drier summer day hikes.Buy now Midweight AKU trekker lite III GTX: £169.90, AKUWeight: 570g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Suede and welded PU rand Colours available: olive grey, grey red, black Sizes available: 5.5-13A great looking brand new boot – now in its third iteration – and, for all the features it boasts, pretty lightweight at 570g. The upper is made from a real quality feeling suede allowing for great breathability, and combined with premium Gore-Tex lining it’s a perfect combination for a summer and hot-climate hiking boot. The ankle height gives a good level of re-assurance without hindering, and your foot feels firm and well supported by the boot, but not restricted, and the toe cap is absolutely solid. Despite this they’re still flexible and offer great comfort. The outsole is Vibram and with perfect lug depth and sturdiness around the sole to feel well planted on the trails. What’s more they’re a fairly sensible price for what they offer too.Buy now Meindl tonale GoreTex walking boots: £168, Cotswold outdoorWeight: 530g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Suede and mesh Colours available: Anthracite/ lemon Sizes available: 7-12This German specialist footwear brand make top class boots, and the Tonale is a fantastic lightweight option at 530g, offering a perfect summer hiker. With a nice bit of extra width in the toe area – but not too much – combined with the double-density, shock-absorbing sole they’re really comfy. Equipped with Vibram for good grip with nice – yet not too aggressive – lugs, they’re sure underfoot and with a generous rand, the extra layer of rubber placed over the suede on the front and sides. Another nice touch is a hook placed on the tongue which the lace locks onto, ensuring it stays in place.Buy now Hanwag banks II GTX boot: £173, HanwagWeight: 510g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Nubuck leather and cordura Colours available: brown Sizes available: 8.5-12.5This is a great all-rounder – at 510g it’s really nicely weighted despite a high-ankle support, cushioning and all round robustness, so you won’t be feeling cumbersome in these. The upper is constructed from a combination of Nubuck and the more durable Cordura, helping achieve its lightweight yet robust performance and with Gore-Tex lining ensures good waterproofness and, of course, breathability. The Vibram outsole with sufficient lugs give good grip, it has a pretty generous toe bumper and what’s more they can be resoled too, ticking the increasingly important eco box.Buy now Scarpa ZG pro GTX: £220, ScarpaWeight: 640g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Nubuck leather Colours available: coffee/ rust Sizes available: 7-12A high cut more traditional style of walking boot made from 1.8mm thick nubuck leather; this is a full-spec, hill-and-mountain walking boot. It’s no surprise then they weigh a little more – but still respectable – at 640g. You will, however, be benefiting from full support and a heavily cushioned and durable boot that’s ideal for long days or multiple days on the trail, or carrying a pack. They feel very supportive around the ankle and robust on the toe cap. Albeit, they’re not the cheapest option, these will provide years of service.Buy now La Sportiva trango TRK GTX mountaineering: £190, La SportivaWeight: 600g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Abrasion resistant synthetic fabric and Thermo Tech TPU Colours available: blue / carbon, carbon / sulphur, yellow / black Sizes available: 6-13La Sportiva only turn out best-in-class gear, and these boots certainly follow in this vein. Fitting firmly within the hiking category – rather more full mountaineering like the name might suggest – this boot is really comfortable while still offering a nice level of support and protection all round, and still at just 600g. The upper is nicely soft and flexible in the front section, albeit still with reinforcement on the grippy toe cap (good for scrambling too) and full support around the heel and back of the ankle. The upper is lined with a premium Gore-Tex and made of an abrasion resistant fabric and Thermo Tech TPU, known for its strength and flexibility. A great all-rounder, they’re super easy to put on and off so you could slip them on for a quick stroll, or you’d be set for multi-day tours in harsh weather and conditions too. The ankle has good support albeit it support to a super high degree, so perhaps bear in mind if you’re going to be carrying a heavy pack. Buy now Mammut Ducan knit high GTX: £229, MammutWeight: 540g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: 3D Knitted Textile Synthetic fabric Colours available: dark olive / black, black / titanium Sizes available: 6.5-13From Mammut’s new Ducan line of footwear, this 540g innovative boot has a more unusual design with a knitted Gore-Tex upper, making the fit more reminiscent to a sock, with then a durable hard mesh laid over the top providing those protection and support elements. The sock grips very well around the ankle so ideal if you’re likely to be tackling loose scree, pebbles or sand. Integrated within the Vibram sole itself is Mammut’s proprietary spring-steel plate technology, which would come into its own on longer day or multi-day hikes as it offers good stabilisation. Albeit they’re not the cheapest, they’re cutting edge and ideal for summer hikes in the mountains.Buy now Heavyweight Berghaus hillmaster II Gore-Tex boots: £165, BerghausWeight: 708g Waterproofing: Gore-Tex Sole: Vibram Material: Full grain leather Colours available: brown Sizes available: 7-14When activewear brand Brasher launched the hillmaster some 35 years ago, it built a devoted following quickly becoming Britain’s bestselling walking boot – which it still is – setting the standard for modern hiking boots as we know them. After merging with Berghaus, the hillmaster II GTX was released in 2012 flaunting a number of improvements to bring it totally up to date. It’s made from full grain, two-tone, leather with virtually no stitching which not only looks great, but extends the lifespan of the boot. Exceedingly comfortable, with memory foam in the collar and tongue of the boot, and the Vibram outsole offers fantastic grip, combined with the generous midsole for good cushioning. The hillmaster II takes very little time to break in, providing comfort and support from the first hike, and Gore-Tex lining ensures 100 per cent waterproofing and breathability. It is on the heavier side of boot at 708g and perhaps a little hot for summer months, but this is to be expected given its durability and support.Buy now The verdict: Men’s hiking boots and shoesIf you’re on a bit more of a budget, but still looking for a strong all-rounder for summer hiking, the Hanwags banks II GTX boot are a great option. The AKU trekker lite III GTX comes in a very close second – very lightweight for what they are, super comfortable and no doubt a strong trail companion. However when all is considered, the Salewa mountain trainer mid GTX are exceptional boots. A really full specification, they’re super comfortable right out of the box and encapsulate everything you could want in a summer hiking boot.
Spring presents some unique – not to mention trying – style challenges, particularly given the increasingly unpredictable nature of the weather.
In the teeth of the UK’s temperamental weather, it might seem a tad early to be recognising one of the key summer trends, but the arrival of the blouson into even the most risk-averse male wardrobe is a multi-layered moment, both figuratively and practically.
The first weekend of January kicked off with London Fashion Week Men’s, a smorgasboard of runway shows that gave an insight into the menswear trends that are set to dominate come winter 2019. While aesthetically exciting, some of the trends can be tricky to imagine yourself actually wearing. The move towards genderless fashion, and the resulting pencil skirts and pops of red lipstick that popped up on this season’s menswear catwalks, might, for example, seem a bit out there for some.
Daniel Kearns’ latest collection for Kent & Curwen took its lead from post-First World War gents, fusing classic codes of English sportswear (as is the K&C way) with PJ Wodehouse and the Gentleman’s Club. It’s little wonder business backer David Beckham was shopping from the front row. The designer, who also unveiled T-shirts in sweetie wrapper plastics and a series of experimental half-and-half parkas, offered up an original take on a British classic.