8 of the best dress boots for men

As we move out of summer and into autumn, chances are you’ll be moving your feet out of a pair of flip flops or sneakers and into a pair of boots and, if you want to add a touch of class to proceedings, investing in a pair of high-quality dress boots is a must. There is certainly no shortage of option in this regard and we’ve picked out 8 of the best dress boots for men below:

Rhodes Bozeman MOC Boots ($225)

These Rhodes Bozeman MOC Boots ($225) have uppers cut from a waxed and tumbled full-grain leather that’s soft and broken-in from day one. They have a lightweight Meramec PU outsole that combines cushion, durability, and slip resistance. ($225)

Astorflex Greenflex Boots ($175)

These chukka style boots were favoured by WWII desert soldiers and icons like Steve McQueen and have an unparalleled sense of style for daily wear. The Astorflex Greenflex Boots ($175) have a leather sole and stacked heel for a sophisticated finish and each pair is handmade in Northern Italy by the same family for six generations. ($175)

Adelante Shoe Co The Havana Boots ($265)

This full-grain leather lace-up boot made has been crafted from premium materials by well-paid craftsmen. The Adelante Shoe Co The Havana Boots ($265) has high-density memory foam insoles that provide all-day comfort and each pair is proudly handcrafted in Guatemala by a skilled craftsman who is paid over the Living Well Line, a standard developed by balancing World Bank data with individual interviews to define the wages needed to live well in a specific location. ($265)

White’s Boots X Iron & Resin Brown Chromexcel Rambler Boot ($589)

These devilishly dapper, Horween® leather boots look so good, you may want to put them up on the shelf on display rather than wearing them outside.  100% hand-made, hand-sewn, hand-lasted, hand-welted, and hand-bottomed by master bootmakers – White’s Boots – of Spokane, WA, these “Rambler” Boots will truly last you a lifetime. Its progressive styling needs more than 25 individual stages to complete – all performed by hand – through White’s traditional Hand-Sewn Stitchdown Construction process. ($589)

Kodiak McKernan Chukka Boots ($165)

These iconic desert boot style McKernan Chukka Boots from Kodiak ($165) are infused with the next generation of performance innovations. This helps in keeping it light and comfortable for daily wear. The high-quality leather upper boasts a padded tongue for maximum comfort, and the moulded insole cushions the ride along the way. ($165)

Rancourt & Co Russell Boots ($262)

For these Rancourt & Co Russell Boots, the uppers are built from a premium, textured bison leather sourced from the Tasman Tannery in Maine. Each pair has full-grain midsoles include a storm welt that keeps out moisture and a cushioned USA-made outsole is tractioned for proper grip on slick surfaces. ($262)

Helm Hollis Boots ($295)

The ruggedness of Helm’s Marion meets the refinement of the Zind for the Hollis Boots ($295). These boots are perfect to complement any wardrobe. Each pair is crafted from supple full-grain Balthazar leather with a work-boot style and dress boot combined to create a class of its own. The Mini-Lug sole delivers traction and stability while still keeping a streamlined silhouette. The 415 last gives it a more narrow form while the double and triple stitch throughout makes it a style versatile enough to accompany all of your outfits. ($295)


This brilliant looking Whites x Franklin & Poe Boot ($575) is made of brown waxed flesh leather. Staying true to the brand’s denim roots, they wanted to use a leather that aged beautifully with every wear and scuff and that will look great with age. Waxed fleshed leather is roughout leather that has been waxed. In addition, Franklin & Poe chose a brogue toe cap, and for contemporary ease, they added three-speed hooks at the top. ($575)

Leo Davie