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Step-Up Casual Style With Leather Dress Boots | ONE Men’s Shoe Upgrade To More Fashionable Wardrobe

Step-Up Casual Style With Leather Dress Boots | ONE Men’s Shoe Upgrade To More Fashionable Wardrobe


Gentlemen, Antonio here. Today, we�re going to talk about one simple
way to level up your casual style and, no, I�m not going to cover the leather jacket. And I know many of you guys are wondering,
�Antonio, why are you wearing that leather jacket?� I�ll
get to that at the end of the video, stick around I promise it will be worth your while. Today, we�re going to talk about stepping
up your style with boots. Boots are one of the easiest very simple to take your existing casual style
take it up to another level by introducing the right pair of boots. And, what I mean right, guys, I�m going
to give you six points to look at when you�re going out there to purchase a pair
of boots so you can get the right boots for you. in addition, I�m going to give you a few outfit
scenarios so that you can, you know, think of, okay, I�m already wearing this. It would be very easy to incorporate one of
the sample boots I�ve got here. Now, everything here is from JL Rocha and
I want you to go check them out right over here. Guys, this is a one hundred-year old company
down in Leon, Mexico. I�ve known them for years. I�ve been wearing their gear, wearing their
boots and I love them and Jose Luis, a good friend, good company. Go check them out. So, let�s start off with how simple of an
upgrade this is going to be. Men reach out to me all the time, they�re like, �Antonio, I don�t
really, you know, I�m a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy. I�m already or I�ve already got my style down
and I like to wear casual suits. How can I take it to the next level?� Boots are such an easy upgrade because you
take your existing footwear and you just simply replace it with a stylish pair of boots because
they�re going to work with a casual suit. They�re going to work with jeans and a t-shirt. So,
now, I�m going to get into the six points, the six key things that you need to be looking for when
you�re going out there and you�re finding the right pair for you. And that�s the key, guys,
is you need to find the right pair for you. You do that by understanding what do you need for your lifestyle,
what do you need for your needs. You want to find the right pair that�s going to suit
you and that�s going to make you feel like a million bucks. So, let�s start off with the western boot.
The western boot, I�ve covered I�ve got an entire infographics on this. I�m going to link
to it down in the details, but this is something that�s very regional. It�s very noticeable, very stylish,
but something that you need to know how to wear and, guys, go check out I�ve got an entire
infographic on this. I�m not going to spend much time on that one or the chukka. Now, I love the
chukka, it�s a great boot, but I�ve got an entire video an entire article on this. I�ll link to
it down in the � the description down below, but it�s a great style so if you don�t have this, consider
it. Now, I�m going to dive into the Chelsea.
This is one I�ve never covered before, but is actually one of my personal favorite and there�s
a couple of reasons why. When I travel I love how it slips on and off. You�ll notice that this
particular design, it�s go a bit of elastic right here, nothing really that you�ve got to lace up or down,
so when I�m going to security, I love it. But, it actually has � it goes back about fifty or seventy
years. It was made popular by the Beatles. They love this design. And, really, I just find it�s
very elegant. I can wear it with a suit. I�ve also worn this with a button up and jeans. You can dress
it up dress it down. A very I would say versatile design that I personally love. Now, let�s talk about the high lace-up boot.
Now, this is something there�s two different places where it�s came from and it has a military
history coming out of the combat boot. We also have seen other designs where they�ve come out
of the dress shoe in particular the chukka, but how the chukka you notice it�s an ankle boot
and it doesn�t go very high. This boot right here is going to go up much higher. What this means is it�s
going to give you more support, it also means you�re going to have to lace it up a bit
more so it�s going to be harder to get off harder to get, you know, to take off or put on. But, when
it comes down to it, I think it will be one of the most stylist boots out there, I just find that
this is one that works great in my casual wardrobe. So, we talked about style, now let�s talk
about silhouettes. Silhouette is going to be the outline of the shoe. Sounds pretty simple, but it
makes a big difference. Understand and let me just show you really quick. So, let�s look at
these two shoes right here. You see that? Both of these are ankle boots, both of these are chukkas.
However, one of them is � has a much clunkier, therefore much more casual actual design.
While this one right here, much more delicate and much more cleaner and therefore, is going
to be dressier. So, the silhouette makes a big difference
of what you can wear. When it�s a more streamlined and simple and delicate silhouette, it�s
going to be dressier and worn dressed up, but if it�s going to have those clunkier lines like a
very thick heel very blunt toe, then that�s going to be something it�s going to be much more casual. So, now, the color of your boot. The color
of the boot is going to make a big difference. Something like this it�s a beautiful elegant
design, but the � and assume that it wasn�t suede, let�s assume that this was just a regular
leather right here very smooth, because of the color, it�s always going to be casual. While this
one right here, it�s actually the same exact design pretty much the same boot just in a darker
color. This one right here is going to be dressier, so usually the darker, anything that�s going
to be the solid black made from leather can actually in many cases be worn with a suit. The darker
the boot usually the dressier it�s going to be. [0:04:59] 3 Next, let�s talk about the upper material.
So, by default you could just fall to a great beautiful leather like this. I think you can�t go
wrong with this. And if it�s your first pair of boots, why not go with something dark, go with something
that is a very simple cut something that you can dress up something that you can dress down
is going to be versatile. But, if this is maybe your second pair of boots or you really want to
step up your style, you want to look at suede. Suede, a lot of guys stay away from, they�re just
scared of the maintenance, but understand, gentlemen when you bring something like this
in your wardrobe, you�re going to take care of it, you�re going to feel great when you wear
it you�re going to get compliments and that�s what we�re shooting for here, for you to get
compliments and for you to feel like a million bucks. Next, let�s talk about the sole material.
So, you�re going to see leather and you�re going to see rubber. The reason leather is so popular is
leather soles are great indicator of quality. If a manufacturer spent the time and spent the
money with the materials to have a leather sole, you pretty much know that he spent money elsewhere.
So, that�s one of the reasons it�s so highly priced. The problem with a leather
sole is it doesn�t have much traction especially at the beginning. So, if you�re looking for a boot,
make � and you want to make sure it has traction, you had issues slipping or you know you live
in a part of the country where you�re going to get weather where it�s going to be slick, you
want to find a rubber sole or if you get a leather sole, you want to get a rubber sole attached on
it. It�s usually not that expensive. There are even some kits, I�ll link you down in the description
in the video, I�ll put a link to a kit that you can actually get. But, I personally love these pair of boots
because and, here are the ones I�ve been wearing. I�ve been wearing this for about six months. I
love them. I little bit different style, but as you can tell I�ve already started wearing into this.
But, I wore this through Wisconsin winter, they worked out very well, gave me great traction. And,
that is what you want to pay attention to when it comes to the sole. The final point that you want to pay attention
to when you�re looking for that perfect pair of boots is the styling details. And what do
I mean by that? Guys, I�m talking about straps, I�m talking about buckles. Those little things
that add a bit more � a bit more style to the boot. They are small things because I mean look at this
pair right here. This looks great, I can probably very simple, got a little bit of contrast stitching
on it. But then, this pair right here, not only does it have the contrast stitching, but it�s going
to have the wingtip right here, it�s going to have a bit of broguing in it. This pair right here, look
at that we�ve got, again, the wingtip, we�ve got the broguing. A broguing is going to be the cutting
into the leather and the design. The contrast stitching actually doesn�t stand out too
much. So, you can see that there are many different ways to get to the same place. All right. So, I promise an outfit ideas and
I�m going to deliver on that. Now, I know many of you guys like to wear khaki trousers with a blue
button-up shirt. The problem there is that almost every guy loves that outfit at least in your
office. So, you�re looking around and it�s like everyone is wearing about the same thing,
how do you up that style? Well, I always recommend you take your clothing and get it
adjusted, fitted by a tailor, but you could also 4 bring in these pair of boots right here. Bring
in a pair of suede, the contrast stitching, the wingtip. I think this would really up that
look. You could also bring in, you know, these gray ones right here. Gray, a very underused color.
A little about gray is it�s not black, it�s still a non- color, so that you can wear it with a wide
variety of other pieces. So you could wear it with pretty much any sports jacket you have in
your wardrobe. You can wear it with blue jeans, you can wear it with black slacks, you can wear
it with brown slacks. It will work with pretty much any pair of trousers. Outfit idea number two. Dark jeans, light
blue button-up shirt, sports jacket, and instead of pair of dress shoes, you bring in right here these
lace-up dress boots with a rubber sole. And, the great thing about this is at night you�re
taking your wife out, starts to rain, you have a bit more traction when you�re walking around. You
still look great, but you give off a much more I would say, you know, this right here, it�s a casual
masculine feel and a lot better than those dress shoes that you would have been sliding all
over the place. Outfit upgrade number three. You�ve got
your favorite casual blue suit. You usually wear this with your double monk straps. It�s a great
look, but you want to change it up especially since you�ve had people, you know, complimenting
you on this, they know that suit, it�s one of your favorites. Well, guys, look to get compliments
now on your beautiful clean designed Chelsea boots or even take that up a notch, bring
in suede. All of a sudden, people are no longer complimenting you on the suit which still
looks great, but they�re starting to notice your shoes and say great things about them. All right, gentlemen, that�s it. Hopefully
you enjoy this video. I enjoyed putting it together. Now, the mystery of the leather jacket. Why
am I wearing this? Guys, it�s tied to these boots, tied to these boots, tied to this beautiful
piece of luggage, tied to this beautiful piece of luggage. What else do I have here? Some beautiful
backpacks. The point is all of this was made in Leon, Mexico. My friend, Jose Luis, he�s
making some amazing stuff there, JL Rocha. I want you to go check them out. [0:10:03] And, let me know in the comments down below
which of the items, it can be boots, it can be jackets, it can be leather bags that you love
and why. Be specific, tell me exactly the item why you like it, how it�s going to look great
in your wardrobe. Gentlemen, and I�m going to be sending somebody
here in the next couple of weeks, somebody is going to winning maybe more than one person.
Guys, I�ve got tons of gear, I�ve been giving a lot of it away in my free Facebook group,
but I wanted to thank you guys at YouTube. And, I wanted you to go check out JL Rocha because
basically they�re looking to break into the US market in the description of this video. Check
out, I�ve got a really discount code. This is going to be a huge on, this is only good for a limited
amount of time, guys, so take advantage of it while it�s there. It�s a great company.
I�ve been wearing their boots for six months. Love them. 5 That�s it, guys. Let me know what you think
of the comments. I�ll see you in the next video.


Reader Comments

  1. OMG I WAS LOOKING FOR BOOTS JUST LIKE THIS AND YOU GAVE OUT A 40% CODE! DUDE YOU SAVED ME SO MUCH MONEY THANK YOU!

  2. Great video Antonio. Thanks for posting. And thanks for putting me on to J.L. Rocha. They have some great stuff. I especially like the leather backpack. Great size as a carry-on and would function well to hold all your gear while leaving your hands free. If you're heading to New York or Paris (or anywhere else) on business it would be a great addition to a casual/professional look. .. Also thanks for showing some love to your fans on youtube who aren't into Facebook. :oP .. All the best.

    -Mike.

  3. Antonio great video. I work in the construction industry and have moved from out in the field to the office. I travel around the country and go from job site to board room. Keeping the rugged look of the industry and being respected in the board room can be a tough line to walk. The backpack that you presented would be practical and make a great addition to my wardrobe. It is rugged yet classy and would work perfectly for my line of work.
    thank you and keep the great videos coming!

  4. Great video, Antonio. I especially like how you addressed the silhouette aspect of footwear which is often ignored. I like the suede wingtip boots as I don't yet have a nice pair of dress boots and both their color and texture would expand my footwear in the right direction (already have black Oxfords, tan wingtips, burgundy single monk straps, and a pair of brown loafers).

  5. hey Antonio,
    Been loving your videos ever sense I found your "10 things sharp dressed men never say" video late last year. You have really opened my eyes to what I can become. All be it I was a bit skeptical at first, but wow. Once I started paying attention, bought my first suit and following many of your style "rules" people have noticed and things have really changed for me sense the beginning of this year when I jumped in with both feet. So really wanted to say thank you.

    p.s. i have been looking for a leather jacket since its been getting warm and rainy here in Minnesota. The "1320 CLAUDIO BROWN RACER JACKET" is exactly what i have been looking for. The simply yet elegant look that I have based my style on.
    Thanks once again

  6. The JL Rocha stuff looks amazing. I've been wanting to step up my shoe game, and the 905 Brogued Monk shoes look great. I don't have any monk style shoes yet, and what a way to start that would be.

  7. Another great video, thanks Antonio for always being my go-to channel when it comes to dressing and overall lifestyle tips. I currently bought my first pair of Chelsea boots just recently, in black leather, and I think that a black leather jacket like the one in this video would absolutely help complete my wardrobe and also make a great piece to any outfit. I currently own 3 jackets that I have bought over the past 3 years, but so far I have not been able to own a leather jacket due to how pricey it can be for a quality one. I most certainly would put this jacket to great use and would love to see it age over time as I'm sure it would become a daily part of my wardrobe. I feel it is a very versatile item to own, and it's time for me to get one. I am currently serving in the Navy, and during this last year I've been interested more and more in learning how to ride a bike, with less than 16 months left to go before I move back home, I'd love a leather jacket to take out on rides. Thanks!

  8. Very nice video! By the way, I love the weekend bag. It can be very handy, specially on those short business trip to Central and South America…

  9. damm i am a 17 year old student and i am the only one getting rid of the baggy clothes that every student is wearing but seeing all these awesome clothes for over 500 bucks makes me wanna cry at my wallet

  10. Great video! I´m 17 years old and has for 2 years tried to build my own wardrobe after your adcices. Just invested in a new pair R:M: Williams, the leatherjacket from the video would match perfectly with them. Keep up the good work!!

  11. That brown leather backpack (I think its called the Noel 100% Calfskin Back Pack) with some medium rugged jeans a grey long sleeve or light weight v neck sweater would look great. Also with a blue white button down and a pair of monks, can't go wrong. I'd love to add that bag to my wardrobe, its a great piece that I know would get a lot of great looks.

    Great recommendation on these guys Antonio, stuff looks great!

  12. I already own a brown suede Chelsea boot, but I'm really in the market for a black leather one so that's going to have to be my favorite so that I am able to dress it up.

  13. I really like that high lace up boot. Sad I won't be able to get any. They seem like they won't be sticking around in the company.

  14. I really love the Pepe Utility Jacket. I am a structural engineer and I am often on Construction sites, however i still want to look professional and put together. To mix it up a little I generally always where i fitting pair of slacks with a button down like the norm, however i like to tie my outfits together with a pair of nice dress boots and matching belt. It is something a little different that looks really good but still serves a purpose while on a job site. My problem has been during the Colder Months i struggle with what to wear over my outfits, sport coats are too nice and a twill work jacket seems to dressed down. A a fitted leather Jacket would be perfect and compliment with my leather dress boots. I would love to be selected and it would help my wardrobe tremendously!

  15. love watching the videos need to upgrade my style thanks for all the help and keep up the great videos

  16. very proud those products are mexican 🙂
    I love your jacket, I love to wear leather jacket with a tie, don't know why I just like it !
    Thank you for the video

  17. Hey Antonio, I'm going off to University in September and am going to be walking around a city for long periods of time, what kind of shoe/boot would you recommend for this?

  18. I have my work boots which are justin square toe composite safety toe. and i have the same square toe's except a soft toe also the soft toe i keep very clean and the work boots obviously for work

  19. Have you selected your winner yet? I haven't seen an update video and I was just wondering if it was still going on.

  20. +RealMenRealStyle , what's your opinion on the Timberland 6in Earth keepers ,dark brown obviously, for casual wear?

  21. Mr. Centeno,

    Thanks for another great video. I've been following you for a while now, but this is the first time I've posted a comment. Over the last year or so, my job has required me to travel to NYC for work somewhat regularly. Our office is located in Manhattan, and it's been a bit of a wake up call to upgrade my style. By Midwestern standards, I do alright style wise, but I'd love to elevate my style to the next level.

    One of the items that I've been admiring from afar are the beautiful Angel Weekend Bags. A classic, beautiful piece of luggage like that would send a much preferred message when traveling, versus my Samsonite rolling bag. When I see the business men in the airport with great luggage, it immediately tells me they care about quality, and that they have tremendous style. Frankly, it exudes class. I would love something like that. It's certainly one of the many items on my style wish list.

    Keep up the great work.

    Tony Caswell

  22. The boots I love Antonio,but the most suitable on for me is the brown suede Chelsea's. First of all, suede is my style and even though I love to show off suede, I always keep them maintained correctly. I'm a 12 year old from England and I love ur videos and your channel, thanks you, Cameron Taylor

  23. OMG, took me such a long time to find out the boots I always wanted were called ''chelsea boots'' lol.
    Saw a guy in a navy suit wear them once (cognac brown), almost made me drool on how awesome it looked.

  24. This week, I received a pair of boots I ordered through your Pre-order on JL Rocha. Have to say that I love the look, style, finiah and quality. Thanks for your recommendations.

  25. I really loved the dark grey swede chelsea boots. I used to be a fan of sweede but I with time I changed to full grain and I would like to try swede back.

  26. Antonio, what kind of belt would you use with suede boots, suede belt, or matching color leather belt?
    Btw, I've stayed away from suede because it's so hard to clean, eventually they just don't look as nice and have to get rid if them. They just don't seem to last as long as leather.
    Could you do a segment on cleaning suede sometime?

  27. Antonio,
    I love your videos they are what I've been missing in my search for a good role model and someone I can look to for style. I appreciate what you have built and put together with RMRS!!
    It's a toss up between the 620 Honey Dark Toe boot, and the 290 Calf Skin Chelsea boot since I have a very interchangable wardrobe. Even though everytime I dress casually or even in my suit it always feels that it missing that sudtle but important touch that either one of the boots could add to my style.

  28. As far as a type of style, how do you feel about the German jack-boot or the Italian riding-boot? I like the look of the German jack-boot, because it is fashionable and durable with the studded soles and horseshoe heels. The Italian riding boot is amazing, however incredibly expensive ranging around fifteen hundred dollars.

  29. Where did you buy that leather jacket? I have seen a lot of leather jackets and most of them are bad, this one looks awesome.

  30. You should not lace up a boot all the way unless you don't go to uneven and hilly ground. It is bad for your health, you know that, but maybe you should be clearer on that.

    I love dark brown skinboats with rubbersoul.
    -When you care for dark brown skin with conditionerare, shoe Polish and vax you end up with a lot moore so character and life. In contrast to black that just will be completely black and see new out.

    Brown will also match with the same Brown prettier when there are various Brown and it is no longer a coincidence.

    -dark brown rubber soled boots also works 3/4 of the year. If it's raining or snowing a bit so it doesn't matter, where I live it rains 100 days per year.
    -your socks is not visible and the shoe fills the gap between the shoe and pants.
    -a little heel on the shoes gives a better posture. Higher lacing gives support to the foot.

    Soo agree chucka, chaelsy and high boats are the way to goo.

  31. The charcoal Chelsea boots are easily my favourite – I have never been able to find the right colour charcoal, with the right silhouette (the higher cut, slightly narrower opening) – so I've had to rely on lesser quality manufacturers that I wear through in 2 seasons or less..

    Hopefully they allow international shipping sometime soon

    Greetings from Melbourne, Australia 🙂

  32. I really love how you show us very elegant clothing, and styles that can make us go from 0 to 100. I've taken you're advice and tops on dressing and I've begun to look at beautiful clothing and caring more about how I look, at the same time it's not that expensive I go to the mall and literally spend 100$ on a nice button up shirt a nice dress pants and a casual shirt, and a pair of jeans I'm young to be dressing like this my mom told me but she loves how I look, and if you feel good, life in general turns for the better! Thank you for your tips and Advice I'll be watching for more tips on how to upgrade my game!

  33. It's hard to face your problems, when your face is the problem… I'm too much ugly… any suggestions? My mom thinks I'm handsome though….

  34. I'm 12 and I have a great interest in boots and I love the Chelsea and western boots. I'm thinking of buying a pair of western boots at Christmas but I'm afraid of what people would think? Because I'm 12 social communism against clothes as a kid is obligatory and I don't wanna be judged imaculously. What should I do? Thanks.

  35. Helpful hint on cleaning suede boots and shoes. If you get a smudge on those beautiful boots do not fret. Simply use the eraser on the end of a pencil, rub vigorously to clean them right up. An added benefit is that it fluffs up the suede giving them a fresh appearance. I've used this trick on my Necona cowboy boots that are now 21 years old and they look practically brand new. 😉

  36. I feel as though sometimes you're saying legit fashion rules but sometimes you're just saying stuff. I'm cool with it though!

  37. Good video. I like a more casual boot like Redwing 1907's, White's Packers, Nicks logger or a 6 inch suede chukka. These type of boots are built to last with thick leather, Goodyear welt, leather heels and can be resoled and IMO they look great. What's your opinion on trouser length when wearing boots? Do you know the measurement of the black weekend bag you held up at the end of the video. I went to the website but the bag is sold out and no measurements are listed.

  38. I was thinking about buying a pair of lace-up boots. After watching your video, I know that I did myself a huge favor. Awesome work Antonio!!! You're like my Style mentor.

  39. Hey Antonio, great video. But I'm wondering where that suit at 9:04 is from? I need that suit in my life! Thanks in advance for your response.

  40. hey antonio, what do you think about triple monkstrap boots? can it be as versatile as double monkstrap shoes with suit jeans chino and khaki?

  41. LIVID that I missed that discount code…the 212 suede Chelsea's are the most beautiful Chelsea I've ever laid eyes on…

  42. jl.rocha fucked this video I ain't got nothing but buying jl.rocha antonio I been around for so long but this video is nothing 😑

  43. Great video (y) very pair of shoes you described was good but your leather jacket is adorable , kindly some details about jacket?

  44. Antonio Centeno very slick , I have been looking to buy a pair of Chelsea boots in suede but thought it would limit my options of outfits .However not so as you have succinctly said .
    Thanks

  45. Hello Antonio,

     I love all the videos and they inspired me to improve my style. Thank you.
    (This is not the task at head. )
    I know that you have said that you have worked in an industrial environment.
    Now I work as a Health and Safety Responsible in an Japanese automotive company.
    Can you give some advice that would be addressed at the industrial environment for a safety conscious person. (Safety shoes can be included).

    Thank you for the videos you have posted. You have been an inspiration.
    Stay Safe!

  46. I was wondering if you had a video on what colours suit different kind of skin tones? Im fairly pale and I was just wondering what colours would suit me best.

    By the way, this is one of the best YouTube accounts for tips and tricks on style.
    Thank you so much for making these videos!

  47. **WARNING** J L Rocha does NOT have any authorized retailers and direct only. In discussions including the CEO I wanted to order two leather jacket sizes unsure which would fit. I also wanted to order a few styles of shoes in 12 & 13 unsure of cut. Any items returned would be store credit only! The jacket sizing charts exclude waist and sleeve sizes and even after asking would not provide the information. Plus sleeve lengths used are non-industry standard. Rather than measuring from center neckline they measure under arm. For example order a short and its 16×34 not 16×26 as they provide. Finally, I get a, "Don't tell us how to run our business." Steer clear of this company, customer service is not a focus…

  48. I love these videos for the guys! Nothing says hardcore sexy like boots and your manly swagger! I'm a boots and bag girl myself, Frye is my favorite go to brand for attitude and style! I can't wait for the fall. This video is very helpful and I'm sending it to my son who needs to get out sneakers these tips will help him find his style and texture. Thanks!

  49. I like the chelsea boots because of their simplicity because they look gorgeous, one can dress them easily up and down and one can put them one very quickly and without difficulties.

  50. Great to see you addressed the Mexican leather work. Leon has great leather products, although few years ago they had like a rough design, nice to see they are refining their approach! Way to go Antonio!

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