The Perfect Dress Boots for Men – Vitrus Artisan Chelsea

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.

Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot

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.

The Details

  • 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.

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  1. My wife has been bugging me to find a nice looking pair of shoes that are nice looking yet casual enough to wear pretty frequently. I honestly really like these boots and I don’t say that lightly. I have such a hard time finding shoes that I like and these boots are very much my style. Are they water-resistant?

    1. Hi Steve,

      Thanks for the comment. Sometimes, we unfortunately fall kind of behind and get lost as to what kind of boots or jeans or jacket we should buy. It has happened to me several times. But, with shopping just like anything else we have to pace ourselves. It helps. I do it and it works. To be organized you can make notes as to what in a few months depending on the season you should get, then chase that particular item by doing your research on certain brands. As for these Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boots, yes it is water-resistant.

  2. I don’t own a pair of Chelsea boots, but really want to. They’re a thing of a beauty. I have a coffee-table book with a monochrome picture of the Beatles wearing them with their suits. Hey, if it was good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

    1. Hi Alec,

      Thanks for your comment, my friend. You said it right: Vitrus Artisan Chelsea is a thing of beauty for sure. And you know what, I didn’t know that the Beatles wore these. Thanks for pointing it out. I think just that makes Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boots more special.

      – Yama

  3. Hey Yama, these boots looks so nice, I will ask my husband if he wants one. Is it comfortable to wear for daily office use? It is awesome that you provided the information about the manufacturer of these boots.

    1. Hi Maryann,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, Vitrus Artisan Chelsea boot is very comfortable. It is 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.

      If you have any other questions, let me know.

      – Yama

  4. Excellent information and article on the perfect dress boots for men. I appreciate the in depth features that you have presented, as it makes a buying decision all that much easier for me. The Vitrus Artisan Chelsea boot is undoubtedly very high quality footwear, and based on your recommendation, it is well worth the cost. Thanks for sharing, Tom

    1. Hello Tom,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by the site and as well as for leaving a awesome comment. I am glad that you found the article useful. If you have any questions for me about this boot, let me know and I will try my best to answer it for you.

      – Yama

  5. Hello Yama,
    I really appreciate all the information you are providing about these boots. They look perfect and classy, I’ve been thinking it would be a nice Christmas present for my boyfriend. Are they really comfortable if you have them on all day long?

    1. Dear Sophie,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit the site and as well as for posting a comment. As for your question, the answer is absolutely. Vitrus Artisan Chelsea by ECCO is one of my personal favorites. I wear them to work and as well as to some weddings whenever I am invited. They’re classy, chic and very comfortable. Not only its comfort is worth the cost, but as well as the simple and sophisticated exterior design. Suits me very well, I must say and I take care of it a lot. I’m sure that your boyfriend will love it.

      – Yama

  6. Hi, Yama,

    You did such an excellent job in describing this pair of boots. I’m more of a casual guy when it comes to clothing, but I could try a pair of these to dress it up. One question: Are they comfortable? I have problems when buying footwear due to my high instep.

    You mention that they only deliver in Canada. If they ever come to the U.S., I’d like to know. Thanks for this excellent recommendation.

    1. Hi Enrique,

      Thank you. I’m glad that you found the article useful. I’m more of a casual person myself, but sometimes when I look at these designs from these brands that are specifically made for formal wear I can’t help it. Whether it’s shoes, boots, blazers or pants. I make sure I invest as they can be useful some day. As for your question regarding Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boots, yes, they are very comfortable. Also, light-ish when it comes to its weight. Yes, the ECCO in Canada has it on sale and currently working with them to see if they can also ship it to folks based in the U.S. I will keep you posted as soon as I hear back.

  7. I have never owned a pair of dress boots before, I’m more of a work boot type of guy. But after reading this it wouldn’t hurt to have a pair to go along with my dress shirts and pants. Thank you for this I will keep your post in mind.

    1. Hello Joshua,

      Thank you for the visit and for the wonderful comment. I am glad that the article turned out to be useful to you. Keeping a pair or two of boots from a reputable brand is always a great investment. If you have any questions, let me know.

      – Yama

  8. First off, these boots are beautiful and they even look comfortable! I know that when my boyfriend is out trudging through the city streets, going from meeting to meeting, he would appreciate having shoes that don’t rub him raw by the end of the day. I’ll keep these in mind when I’m searching for the perfect Christmas gift! Thank you for a great article!

    1. Hi Virginia,

      I hope all is well. Thanks for the wonderful comment. I am very glad to hear that my post intrigued you about the shoes. If you have any questions, let me know.

      – Yama

  9. Thanks for the detailed review – this will make a great gift for Christmas. I am a huge fan of ECCO so that is already a plus in my books. Thanks for the information on boot care – that will definitely translate over to the female side and is something I haven’t being doing enough of with my own boots.

    1. Hi Tasneem,

      Thanks for visiting the site and as well as for making a comment. I am thrilled to hear that you are a fan of ECCO as well. As for taking care of shoes/boots, yes, no matter the gender, we have to take care of them just like we do when it comes to everything in life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate, let me know.

      – Yama

  10. Thank you very much for this article ! It is very nice to have a detail review especially from a man’s perspective ! This is a very nice gift idea especially for the end of the year. I just wonder about the snow and cold weather outside. Is it resistant enough on the long-term ? What would be the average lifespan of those shoes ?

    1. Hello Lauranne,

      Thank you for the visit and as well as for your wonderful comment. I have had the Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot for about a year now. Like everything in life, personally, I make sure I take care of my stuff. What I mean by that is that anything we possess, good or bad, will end up not last long if we don’t take care of it. With that being said, the Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot is a tough and stylish boot. Its functional and refined ankle is designed to stay in style season after season. I have tried this boot during the rain, hot summer days and as well as winter. Where I live, it doesn’t snow, but those who I know–some friends–they have tried this boot in places where it snows and I have not heard anything bad.

      If you have any other questions, let me know.

      – Yama

  11. Hi Yama, thanks for such a detailed review of this nice boots. I am personally also having an issue to find boots that I really like, it is not so easy for me. There are a lot of aspects and not much information is provided by salesperson. Would I get such detailed review before buying, that will definitely help me to make a right choice.

    1. Hi Elmar,

      Thanks for the kind words. I am glad to hear that my review turned out to be useful. I think when it comes to fashion we all get stuck there sometimes. Believe it or not, it happens to me still when it comes to pants and as well as shoes, actually. If you have any questions, please let me know.

      – Yama

  12. These are very beautiful boots. If I had a man in my life right now that cared about looking good, I would be these for him for Christmas.

    1. Hi Jocelyn,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit the site and for making a comment. Appreciate that a lot. In case you come up with any questions about this shoe or anything else, let me know.

      – Yama

  13. Great looking pair of boots that are suited for most occasions. I like the fact that they are classy and you could wear them to the office or a wedding. Thanks for the information.

    1. Hi Bob,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, that’s one of the reasons I personally love them. Sometimes, you can also try them with jeans as long as you have a nice blazer on, especially brown or black. Any questions, let me know.

      – Yama

  14. Hi Yama, thought I would stop by and see if you have anything interesting I could get a friend of mine for Christmas. I will be back as soon as I find out what size he is. Thanks for the great read.

  15. I have a couple pairs of dress boots but not as nice as these.I like that these don’t have laces. My dress boots have those oiled or waxed laces and are always coming untied. I’m in the US and you said they weren’t available here yet. Do you know when they will be and for how much?

    1. Hi Bill,

      Thanks for the visit and as well as for your comment. I know what exactly you’re talking about. I had boots once, don’t remember the brand right now, it had those oiled laces. Not my favorite to be honest. Some brands make good shoes, but the laces turned out to be the problem. However, with Vitrus Artisan Chelsea Boot, not only the boot is solid, we don’t have to deal with laces. As for your question whether it is available in the USA, yes, it is. I have updated the post with a link. But you can also click here to order the boot since you’re in the USA.

      If you have any questions, let me know.

      – Yama

    1. Hi Cynthia,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes, it indeed is a great boot. If you have any questions, you can let me know.

      – Yama

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