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Style Guide: The Best Boots for Bonfire Night

There’s no doubt that bonfire night is a significant date in the calendar. Whether you like to spend the evening with friends and family at a display or wrapped up watching from the comfort of your bedroom, it’s always a night filled with joy and steps up the excitement for Christmas (sorry for using the C word already).

Here at Quarter & Last we want to make sure you wrap up warm and keep those ankles of yours feeling snug – no loafers needed. So, we have put together the best boots for bonfire night 2019, in the hopes of helping you through the cold winter evening with a little more ease.

See below some of our top picks.


R.M. WILLIAMS Brown Stockyard Chelsea Boots

A firm favourite here at Q&L, the R.M Williams Stockyard boot feature a Goodyear welted construction and dual density TPU/PU soles. A few benefits of the soles are that they are durable, lightweight, anti-static, climate controlling and comfortable, everything you need in a Chelsea boot if not more. The oxhide leather uppers are also water resistant with the sole being oil, acid and heat resistant making them a highly practical purchase for any occasion not just firework watching.

TRICKER'S Acorn Antique Stow 5634/24 Dainite Derby Brogue Boots

Though finished in an acorn colouring, the Tricker's Stow 5634/24 are the best for slippery, uneven surfaces thanks to their dainite rubber sole, and heck… you can always clean them afterwards with some quality shoe care products. Featuring a seven-eyelet fastening the boots can be pulled tight towards the half bellows tongue for maximum warmth, but a trusty pair of thick socks will also come in handy. Built with a Goodyear welted construction, these boots are a brilliant choice for any kind of wintry walk.

LOAKE Dark Brown Crow Derby Boots

A popular style here at Q&L, the dark vintage waxy leather uppers of the Loake Crow feature lots of character with their added hook and loop fastening. With full leather linings and leather insoles these derby boots have ‘Shadow’ Goodyear welted rubber soles which offer brilliant grip – especially in wet weather conditions (not that we’re trying to jinx anything here). While some say brown and black should not be mixed, we say rules are there to be broken and think the Loake Crow would look great teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans to fulfil that distressed, vintage look. Though if you’re trying to stay warm, we’d avoid any ripped jeans.

BARKER Brown Waxy Suede Mansfield Dainite Chelsea Boots

Though suede wouldn’t be our first option if you’re having to stand in a muddy field, the Barker Mansfield Chelsea boots in waxy leather are practical in other ways with their dainite rubber sole. Offering better grip on slippery and uneven surfaces, the slightly chunkier sole is worth investing in, especially if you’re an avid Chelsea boot wearer. With a slender profile, the soft chiselled toe offers a superior fit and if you do accidentally get them dirty, don’t forget you can also purchase high quality shoe care products from us too.

CHEANEY Almond Grain Tweed C Derby Brogue Boots

As a wing cap brogue boot, the chunky Goodyear storm-welted itshide commando rubber sole delivers fashion as well as function by creating a contemporary look when paired with any outfit. Offering excellent grip, traction and a comfortable tread, the Cheaney Tweed C feature a five-eyelet fastening with triple ski hooks, keeping the boots secure in any weather (we’re just preparing you for the worst). Finished in premium hand burnished almond grain leather and bold country style punching, the boots are sure to serve a long purpose throughout all your winter festivities.

JEFFERY WEST Black Hunger 'Bowie' Chelsea Boots

A style that never goes out of fashion, the Jeffery-West Hunger 'Bowie' is a Chelsea boot with a rebellious twist. The black antic leather uppers could be paired with just about anything in your smart-casual wardrobe, but we definitely recommend a pair of black skinny jeans to achieve that rocker look. Built with a Goodyear welted construction, the boots are sturdy enough for everyday wear and the added diamond rubber studs on the sole are great for extra grip – just what you need if you have to traipse through any muddy fields with the kids.
So, there you have it gentleman, our top picks to keep you warm this bonfire night. However, you decide to celebrate, all of us here at Q&L wish you a wonderful evening.


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