Men’s AW21 Footwear Style Report with Carl Thompson

Men’s AW21 Footwear Style Report with Carl Thompson

Recently we caught up with men’s fashion & lifestyle influencer, Carl Thompson to chat all about his must-have men’s footwear trends for AW21. Carl documents his personal style and shares his expert fashion and lifestyle advice over on his eponymous menswear style blog, Youtube channel and Instagram. Offering a wealth of fashion and styling knowledge, Carl is well-known for his elevated take on formalwear and casual attire, perfectly blending the two for effortlessly cool yet wearable outfits. Bringing new levels of sophistication with his personal style and personality, Carl is a well-respected and authentic figure within the influencer space. 

Carl has hand-selected his 5 must-have men’s footwear styles for AW21 from the extensive men’s footwear collection that can be found on Country Attire. In the video above, Carl highlights his top footwear picks and talks us through how he would style each individual pair for an effortless look that is perfect for autumn/ winter.

Dr Martens Men's 1460 Abruzzo Boots

“These Dr Martens 1460 Abruzzo Boots are made from premium high-quality leather and are extremely durable, they’re designed to last. Dr Martens are a statement in themselves, they’re iconic, so wearing them with simple colours is a great way to showcase the boots. I would wear these with a black leather jacket with a shearling collar that adds a pop of colour, or a camel knee-length overcoat also works great for the look we’re going for.”

Grenson Men's Sneaker 1 Trainers

“What immediately stands out to me on the Grenson Sneaker 1 is this smooth, hand-painted leather and the contrast cream leather on the toe cap. I’ve picked out the tonal colours of the Grensons and run with that in my styling. Layering is essential during autumn days where the weather can be unpredictable, so I’ve opted for lightweight jumpers rather than chunky cable knits, for example, so you can just layer on top depending on the weather. It is a great look for a busy day when you’re running errands all day long where comfort is key.

Oliver Sweeney Men's Portobello Dress Shoes

“The Oliver Sweeney Portobello is a classic Oxford leather shoe with brogue style detailing on the toe cap. When picking a dress shoe for a formal occasion, there are only two colours that I would recommend: black and a dark tan colour. For autumn/ winter, you can get away with wearing darker, more earthy colours. With my wardrobe, I’m always looking at cost per wear. So, when wearing a suit, I like to mix and match with smart and casual clothing to create different looks centred around the suit.”

Look 4: Barbour Readhead Boots

Barbour Men's Readhead Boots

Barbour is the epitome of classic British styling and is well renowned for its traditional wax and quilted jackets with robust and practical designs. The Barbour Readhead boot is modelled off a classic Chukka boot which is cut around ankle height. When styling this look, these hardwearing stylish shoes deserve the same. For the clothing, I’ve gone for a mixed colour palette, but each piece is warm, hardwearing, and true to the Barbour brand: Functional clothing fit for purpose.”

Trickers Men's Gigio Chelsea Boots

“Chelsea Boots have stood the test of time, continuing, in fact, to grow in popularity throughout different eras of fashion. The Trickers Gigio Chelsea Boot is expertly handmade in Northampton, England, from premium supple suede leather and feature elasticated side panels for easy on and off. Now in the past, I’ve always tried to style Chelsea boots with more of a smarter formal look, but with casual clothing continuing to trend, I’ve decided to go for a mixture of the two. The colour palette for this style is different Shades of grey and navy. The trousers are cropped slightly shorter than normal denim jeans as I wanted the Chelsea boot to be fully on display. I’ve chosen multiple options for the top half, including different textured shirts, but for me, a warm grey rollneck is perfect to complete this look.”

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