With Hurricane Sandy, this year’s mandatory “End of the Century,” apocalyptic hell storm that plowed through the East Coast last week, it’s only right that we dedicate this week’s column to the most storied piece of American rain gear: L.L. Bean’s Bean boots.
GQ Answers Your Questions
One of our baller readers asks: Any suggestions as to what kind of boots I should buy? Is the “season for boots” over?
The “season for boots” is over, hombre, but the time is ripe to get your boat shoe game on. We suggest a pair with some punch, like this spread from our April issue. Snag a multi-colored, neon-soled pair with rope laces—anything that’s not brown. If the pair would freak out someone with a country-club membership, then you are doing something right. But if you’re really set on boots, you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of suede desert boots from Clarks. That said, shitkicker season will be here soon—keep an eye out for the white-soled variety.
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Count on GQ fashion editor Lance Lin to be on the wait list for these boys:
I’m a desert boot kind of guy. Rain or shine, jeans or khakis, I will most likely be rocking some kind of desert boot. Needless to say, I flipped when I saw these denim styles from Opening Ceremony. It’s about time this classic look got an upgrade. Suede beware.
When can you get a pair of your own? More info here.