Shoeology (11 of 11)

If you’re delving into fashion in a serious way for the first time or if you’re simply trying to expand on your current closet, starting with the basics is essential. Classic pieces are classic for a reason.

In terms of shoes, every man should own a pair of chukka boots. They look great, are super comfortable and most importantly, awesomely versatile. Versatility should be your best friend, especially if you’re balling on a budget.

I’m showing off these suede chukka boots from Shoeology NYC today. They’re a brand I’ve worked with in the past and really love because of their ability to offer great shoes at a crazy affordable price point. (These are $69!!) The suede is buttery soft and the fit is excellent.

A shoe like this works with denim (as seen), chinos or even a slightly more casual suit. Getting something that will give you tons of options is the best! A suede boot can be tough in the wintertime if you live someplace snowy, so get yourself some protecting spray and coat those bad boys to keep them safe from harm.

How to make it your own:

  • I like contrast, so I went with this edgier jacket with the fur collar
  • If conservative is your goal, which is fine, I’d suggest an unstructured blazer or a sweater and some chinos
  • Fun socks are a great way to spice up otherwise understated shoes
  • If you’re trying to be edgy, sport a fun t-shirt and a unique jacket like a bomber or faded denim
  • I don’t typically wear brown shoes with black clothes, but all black with these would be a really fun look for the right occasion

As always, it’s about expression, dudes! If you’re feeling classy, dress as such with a more dapper look. If you’re feeling moody, edge things up with some streetwear flair.

Overall, invest in classics, not trends. Being able to do so at such an affordable price is pretty fantastic, so be sure to check out Shoeology NYC.

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About the author

I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at

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