Mens duck boots started gaining traction in the fashion world again around 2014 and for good reason: it’s cool, comfy, and looks good on almost everyone. Nowadays, both men and women rock this ubiquitous pair starting around fall until winter.
Duck Boots are also known as Bean Boots because they were first created by Leon Leonwood Bean, the founder of L.L. Bean. The great American outdoorsman wanted shoes that kept his feet from getting wet even during hunting trips. However, he wanted a pair of boots that had rubber soles but were also stylish enough and incorporated leather details. Hence, the Duck Boots were born.
Nowadays, the Bean Boots sell out every year, like Yeezys or Supreme shoes. However, unlike other shoes, Bean Boots are stylish, classic, and will last for a few years even if you don’t treat them well. If you’re into classic American fashion, Bean Boots are a must-have when the temperature starts to drop. So without further ado, here are the best ways to wear your boots.
Pair With Denim
When in doubt, go for denim. Denim in all shades and fit will pair well with a Bean Boot. It’s how a lot of Americans wear their boots and for good reason: it’s comfortable. Whether you’ll actually go hunting or you just want to pop out to buy some winter essentials, a shirt, jeans, and bean boots are never going out in style anytime soon.
Match The Colors
Try to pick out your favorite colors from your boots and pair that with your outfit. If you bought a brown pair with green laces, pair the laces with a green shirt or pants to make your boots pop up even more.
Oh, and if you have a pair of duck boots in 2 or 3 colors, take that as a cue when choosing your outfit’s color palette. If your boots are dark green and khaki brown, wear a dark green sweater and fitted khakis to show off your boots.
Dress it Up
If you think duck boots are simply a casual-only shoe, think again. With the right top and bottom, bean boots can actually look smart and sophisticated, just like denim. A well-fitted peacoat and dark denim or khaki pants will look really good with bean boots. If you’re going to wear khaki pants with your bean boot, don’t forget your tartan coat or your favorite solid colored jacket for a casual but sophisticated look.
Fold Your Jeans
Do you see how well chukkas with folded denim pair together? The same can be said for duck boots. Given the right denim and folding said denim, you can highlight your shoes while adding a hint of casual sophistication to your whole look.
Wear with Slim fit Denim
If you love wearing slim-fit jeans, you can also pair that with bean boots. Add a few accent pieces to make your look pop, say a bright-colored parka or an oversized neon beanie to take your look to the next level.