I’ve heard from many friends that for them it is difficult sometimes to find the perfect dress boots. However, I say, it is about how focused one is when it comes to personal sense of style. There are lots of choices in the market place, so it isn’t an arduous task to find that perfect dress boots for men.
I saw someone once who had a pair of sneakers on with dress pants. That’s a big no when it comes to fashion. I, of course, did not say a word, but I would not commit such sin by sporting an excellent pair of sneakers with an expensive pants.
Don’t get me wrong. There are sneakers you can wear with pants, however, every pant is also not designed to be tried with a pair of sneakers.
If dress boots, we men, are after and that happens from time to time, attention must be paid towards the dress of choice first and foremost. From its design, to color and purpose.
Purpose is an essential aspect of style. Once the purpose of an item you’ve been eyeing to buy is decoded by no one, but yourself, every other item you want to buy will fall into place with perfection.
Keep in mind, sense of style requires skill and experience. Nothing difficult, for as time pass by and as you keep yourself educated about fashion and get to know what will look best on you, you will eventually master the style.
The perfect dress boots for men since the Holiday season is pretty much here, I recommend none other than the one by one of my favorite brands, ECCO.
This contemporary take on the classic Chelsea boot is defined by the high levels of craftsmanship involved in the design and manufacture process.
Ideally suited to the office, weddings, and any other special occasion that demands formal dress, it combines premium raw materials, traditional design principles, and the latest in comfort technology, resulting in a perfect marriage between form and function.
Luxurious leather uppers are complemented by elastic sidings and a handy heel loop, to allow for an easy slip-on experience. A leather and textile lining ensures a snug fit and superior interior feel.
- Functional and refined ankle boot is designed to stay in style season after season
- Uppers are fashioned from a choice of hand-finished full-grain crust leather or a classic full-grain, calf crust leather with an aniline finish. Both are made in ECCO’s own tanneries
- Internal suspended FLEX FRAME promotes a more natural movement with every step
- FLUIDFORM is a direct injection process that uses fluid materials to follow our one-of-a-kind anatomical lasts and form the most comfortable base for your shoe
- A cupped heel brings you closer to the ground, improving stability and comfort
- Removable inlay sole delivers optimal in-shoe comfort and optional extra width when taken out
The Perfect Gift
Since, we’re close to the Holiday season, it is time for exchanging gifts again and the Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot is that perfect gift for a loved one.
When this was first purchased by my parents for me it certainly put a smile on my face. I love the boots in general, but if it’s from a high-end brand it is always a huge plus.
I’m sure that your boyfriend, husband, father, brother, friend, son will love it, too.
Taking Care of Your Boots
Boots from a high-end brand obviously comes with a bit of a higher price. And knowing it is from a reputable brand it means you’re dealing with a real solid product.
Boots like this don’t get old or get damaged easily, only if it is taken care of.
I wash mine immediately in case I have stepped on gum that someone spit out or spilled juice. Even if it’s just a bit of dust, I make sure that I take care of it right away.
When I’m not using my boot, I put it back in its box in the closet and let it get rest until next time I have to wear it again for a special ocassion.
Keep in mind, just because your boot is a high-quality product, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be respected. It is always up to you how long you want something to last.
History and Reputation of the Brand
ECCO has been around since 1963. It is a Danish based footwear manufacturer launched by Karl Toosbuy. The company began with only the production of footwear, but has since expanded into leather production, as well as accessories and small leather goods.
ECCO opened its first retail store in Denmark in 1982.
And according to World Foot Fear, the company ranks high in reputation. Back in August of 2019, The Reputation Institute announced its Danish RepTrak survey and ECCO came in second, behind Lego, seven places up compared to 2018.
The RepTrak survey measures the reputation of 100 Danish companies, scoring the companies on seven dimensions: Products and Services, Innovation, Workplace, Governance, Citizenship, Leadership and Performance.
ECCO did well on all seven dimensions, but especially the consumers’ perception of ECCO’s products and services receives high scores. Last year, ECCO ranked ninth among the top reputable companies in Denmark.
Cost and Shipping
Like I said above, buying from a reputable brand and since ECCO is one, you’ll be dealing with a bit of an expensive, but high quality product.
Luckily, the cost of Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot has come down. According to ECCO, it used be C$400.00 for the Canadian based consumers. But, now it’s only C$259.00. As for shipping, orders generally ship from Markham, ON within 3 business days. Delivery may take up to 10 business days depending on your location.
Those Based in Canada, click here to order yours
Customers in the United States, you’re even more lucky, because the price for Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot has been lowered quite a lot from $350.00 to $249.99. With that price you’re saving lots this Holiday season letting you keep the extra cash for other things you want to buy.
Those Based in the U.S., click here to order yours.
My Final Thoughts
I like things that are simple, but made of quality material with care, respect and no-rush-attitude. The Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot is my favorite and I recommend it, because it has all those important elements.
It is classic, simple and easy to wear. What makes it even more handsome is because it features minimal detailing for maximum versatility.