In a single nook of latest males's trend sits what we name the New American Menswear: the post-streetwear, post-Ralph Lauren method of dressing that appears to develop extra fashionable by the week. And within the different nook, we have now the true trend freaks: eccentric dressers who go loopy tailor-made skirts, fuzzy slippers, and tripped-out cardigans. Now that official winter is right here, there's a boot for every nook—because of a top-tier collaboration between JJJJound and Danner and one showy stomper from Swedish label Our Legacy.

Along with his JJJJound artistic studio, Justin Saunders is nice at taking present wares and tweaking them ever so barely, elevating them from atypical to in-the-know. (Typically, a bit of “JJJJound” stamp is all it takes.) We’ve seen the model do that with Vans, Eddie Bauer, and Reebok—simply to call a couple of. This time round, JJJJound has teamed up with heritage brand Danner on a duo of made-in-USA mountaineering boots: the Feather Mild and the Mountain Mild. The 2 silhouettes have been launched within the 1980s and have remained a mainstay on the paths ever since. Every boot is fabricated from ultra-rugged suede, has a Gore-tex waterproof-yet-breathable lining, and sits atop a hard-wearing Vibram outsole.

Danner JJJJound Feather Mild

Danner JJJJound Mountain Mild

However, the “Yeti” boot from Our Legacy is a complete head-turner. The modern, laceless boot comes decked out in white leather-based and suede and is lined with fuzzy interiors to maintain issues as cozy because it will get. (It additionally comes in black if an all-white winter boot isn’t your vibe.) The zipper closure on the edges provides issues a futuristic contact, and the boot is rounded out with a Vibram’s RollinGait System midsole and lugged outsole. So sure, it’s a little bit of an avant-garde boot, but it surely packs sufficient rugged utility to get you thru the chilly days forward.

Even because the winter season rolls in, relaxation assured that menswear designers will nonetheless be firing on all cylinders and placing out boots for each nook of this marvelous little world. That is additionally simply the tip of the boot iceberg; 3sixteen have a minimalist collaboration with longtime bootmakers Padmore & Barnes dropping this week, and the ever-popular Aimé Leon Dore is gearing as much as launch their latest boldly printed Clarks collaboration. All of that is to say that in terms of boots—whether or not you’re in search of one thing tried-and-true or extra fashion-forward—it’s really essentially the most fantastic time of 12 months.

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