On My Radar: Hunter – Balmoral Bamboo Carbon Wellies

I know I wasn’t the biggest fan of how Penn Badgley wore his Hunter wellies.. but I really do like the classic shape/look of Hunter’s rain boots. I saw these Hunter Balmoral Bamboo wellies at Bloomingdales the other day.. and I decided to try them on.. I was shocked at the fact that they were pretty darn comfortable to walk in. I like that these boots are practical (I could wear them when I’m in the country/to work outside in) and they have a sleek look to them.

HUNTER BALMORAL BAMBOO CARBON WELLIES

 

Yay Or Nay?: Ft. Penn Badgley – Hunter Wellies

Hunter is probably one of the most recognized labels in the rain boot industry.  Like UGG’s.. Hunter’s is mostly know for their women’s wellies; however they do have men’s boots as well.

Penn Badgley paired his wellies with a grey suit.. and puffy down jacket.. now I understand the concept.. it was winter.. the puffy jacket provided warmth.. and the boots protected his nice suit pants from the snow.. As for the outerwear he definitely has better/more formal options (that would keep him just as warm) that would compliment his suit.. I tend to think that the boots put out by Hunter for men.. remind me of outdoorsmen boots. Boots you could fish in, work on a farm, and go camping in. I don’t really see them working well with a nice suit even when they are grey.. lol.  Hunter boots in my opinion are for a  more casual look.

 

Your Guide to Boots

Here is a quick mini-guide to guy boots.

The North Face is a classic Brand for tackling the great outdoors. I’m not sure these boots in particular were meant for winter but they can definitely be used for hiking trails in the fall.

http://www.thenorthface.com

Sorel boots are pretty legit when it comes to helping you weather the elements of winter. They are actually quite nice to help keep your feet warm when your out shoveling the driveway.

http://www.sorel.com

Canadians are immaculate when it comes to quality and Kamik Canada and  their line of winter boots are no exception.

http://www.kamik.com

UGG Australia

As the story goes these “classic short” styled boots where used by surfers to warm their feet after a long day of surf.

*True Story*

I love to swim and I love to surf. After swimming, or surfing you know when the weather gets a little colder and your tired but relaxed these boots really are the best.

uggaustralia.com

Hunter is famous for their Welly Boots.

usa.hunter-boot.com

Take Hunter and fuse it with Kamik you get Epic.

http://www.endless.com