Gentlemen, Antonio here.
Today, we�re going to talk about one simpleway 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�llget 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 steppingup your style with boots.
Boots are one of the easiest very simple to take your existing casual styletake it up to another level by introducing the right pair of boots.
And, what I mean right, guys, I�m goingto give you six points to look at when you�re going out there to purchase a pairof boots so you can get the right boots for you.
in addition, I�m going to give you a few outfitscenarios so that you can, you know, think of, okay, I�m already wearing this.
It would be very easy to incorporate one ofthe sample boots I�ve got here.
Now, everything here is from JL Rocha andI want you to go check them out right over here.
Guys, this is a one hundred-year old companydown in Leon, Mexico.
I�ve known them for years.
I�ve been wearing their gear, wearing theirboots 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 anupgrade this is going to be.
Men reach out to me all the time, they�re like, �Antonio, I don�treally, you know, I�m a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy.
I�m already or I�ve already got my style downand I like to wear casual suits.
How can I take it to the next level?� Boots are such an easy upgrade because youtake your existing footwear and you just simply replace it with a stylish pair of boots becausethey�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 whenyou�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 suityou 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 linkto 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 entireinfographic on this.
I�m not going to spend much time on that one or the chukka.
Now, I love thechukka, it�s a great boot, but I�ve got an entire video an entire article on this.
I�ll link toit down in the � the description down below, but it�s a great style so if you don�t have this, considerit.
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�sa couple of reasons why.
When I travel I love how it slips on and off.
You�ll notice that thisparticular 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 seventyyears.
It was made popular by the Beatles.
They love this design.
And, really, I just find it�svery elegant.
I can wear it with a suit.
I�ve also worn this with a button up and jeans.
You can dressit 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 militaryhistory coming out of the combat boot.
We also have seen other designs where they�ve come outof the dress shoe in particular the chukka, but how the chukka you notice it�s an ankle bootand it doesn�t go very high.
This boot right here is going to go up much higher.
What this means is it�sgoing to give you more support, it also means you�re going to have to lace it up a bitmore so it�s going to be harder to get off harder to get, you know, to take off or put on.
But, whenit comes down to it, I think it will be one of the most stylist boots out there, I just find thatthis is one that works great in my casual wardrobe.
So, we talked about style, now let�s talkabout silhouettes.
Silhouette is going to be the outline of the shoe.
Sounds pretty simple, but itmakes a big difference.
Understand and let me just show you really quick.
So, let�s look atthese 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 goingto be dressier.
So, the silhouette makes a big differenceof what you can wear.
When it�s a more streamlined and simple and delicate silhouette, it�sgoing to be dressier and worn dressed up, but if it�s going to have those clunkier lines like avery 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 colorof the boot is going to make a big difference.
Something like this it�s a beautiful elegantdesign, but the � and assume that it wasn�t suede, let�s assume that this was just a regularleather right here very smooth, because of the color, it�s always going to be casual.
While thisone right here, it�s actually the same exact design pretty much the same boot just in a darkercolor.
This one right here is going to be dressier, so usually the darker, anything that�s goingto be the solid black made from leather can actually in many cases be worn with a suit.
The darkerthe 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 gowrong with this.
And if it�s your first pair of boots, why not go with something dark, go with somethingthat is a very simple cut something that you can dress up something that you can dress downis going to be versatile.
But, if this is maybe your second pair of boots or you really want tostep up your style, you want to look at suede.
Suede, a lot of guys stay away from, they�re justscared of the maintenance, but understand, gentlemen when you bring something like thisin your wardrobe, you�re going to take care of it, you�re going to feel great when you wearit you�re going to get compliments and that�s what we�re shooting for here, for you to getcompliments 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 isleather soles are great indicator of quality.
If a manufacturer spent the time and spent themoney 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 leathersole 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 livein a part of the country where you�re going to get weather where it�s going to be slick, youwant to find a rubber sole or if you get a leather sole, you want to get a rubber sole attached onit.
It�s usually not that expensive.
There are even some kits, I�ll link you down in the descriptionin the video, I�ll put a link to a kit that you can actually get.
But, I personally love these pair of bootsbecause and, here are the ones I�ve been wearing.
I�ve been wearing this for about six months.
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 attentionto when you�re looking for that perfect pair of boots is the styling details.
And what doI mean by that? Guys, I�m talking about straps, I�m talking about buckles.
Those little thingsthat add a bit more � a bit more style to the boot.
They are small things because I mean look at thispair right here.
This looks great, I can probably very simple, got a little bit of contrast stitchingon it.
But then, this pair right here, not only does it have the contrast stitching, but it�s goingto have the wingtip right here, it�s going to have a bit of broguing in it.
This pair right here, lookat that we�ve got, again, the wingtip, we�ve got the broguing.
A broguing is going to be the cuttinginto the leather and the design.
The contrast stitching actually doesn�t stand out toomuch.
So, you can see that there are many different ways to get to the same place.
So, I promise an outfit ideas andI�m going to deliver on that.
Now, I know many of you guys like to wear khaki trousers with a bluebutton-up shirt.
The problem there is that almost every guy loves that outfit at least in youroffice.
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 itadjusted, fitted by a tailor, but you could also 4 bring in these pair of boots right here.
Bringin a pair of suede, the contrast stitching, the wingtip.
I think this would really up thatlook.
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 widevariety of other pieces.
So you could wear it with pretty much any sports jacket you have inyour wardrobe.
You can wear it with blue jeans, you can wear it with black slacks, you can wearit with brown slacks.
It will work with pretty much any pair of trousers.
Outfit idea number two.
Dark jeans, lightblue button-up shirt, sports jacket, and instead of pair of dress shoes, you bring in right here theselace-up dress boots with a rubber sole.
And, the great thing about this is at night you�retaking your wife out, starts to rain, you have a bit more traction when you�re walking around.
Youstill look great, but you give off a much more I would say, you know, this right here, it�s a casualmasculine feel and a lot better than those dress shoes that you would have been sliding allover the place.
Outfit upgrade number three.
You�ve gotyour favorite casual blue suit.
You usually wear this with your double monk straps.
It�s a greatlook, but you want to change it up especially since you�ve had people, you know, complimentingyou on this, they know that suit, it�s one of your favorites.
Well, guys, look to get complimentsnow on your beautiful clean designed Chelsea boots or even take that up a notch, bringin suede.
All of a sudden, people are no longer complimenting you on the suit which stilllooks great, but they�re starting to notice your shoes and say great things about them.
All right, gentlemen, that�s it.
Hopefullyyou enjoy this video.
I enjoyed putting it together.
Now, the mystery of the leather jacket.
Whyam I wearing this? Guys, it�s tied to these boots, tied to these boots, tied to this beautifulpiece of luggage, tied to this beautiful piece of luggage.
What else do I have here? Some beautifulbackpacks.
The point is all of this was made in Leon, Mexico.
My friend, Jose Luis, he�smaking 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 belowwhich of the items, it can be boots, it can be jackets, it can be leather bags that you loveand why.
Be specific, tell me exactly the item why you like it, how it�s going to look greatin your wardrobe.
Gentlemen, and I�m going to be sending somebodyhere 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 becausebasically they�re looking to break into the US market in the description of this video.
Checkout, I�ve got a really discount code.
This is going to be a huge on, this is only good for a limitedamount 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.
5 That�s it, guys.
Let me know what you thinkof the comments.
I�ll see you in the next video.