With regards to the chilly, moist climate of winter, two stylishly practical boots soar out for standing the check of time. We’re speaking concerning the all-weather Blundstone from Tasmania and the quintessentially northeastern “duck” boot from L.L. Bean. (It’s no coincidence that each the Blundstone and the Bean boot have earned GQ’s “Finest Stuff” label in recent times.) Now, in what has turn out to be a pattern of kinds in high-end trend—designers referencing hardwearing, on a regular basis model—Gucci and Jacquemus have taken these two distinct boot types and given every a designer spin.

First up, from Gucci and designer Alessandro Michele, comes a basic Chelsea-style boot that has been decked out with sturdy and ultra-tough particulars—very like a basic Blundstone. Whereas a typical Chelsea boot skews dressy and polished, this design incorporates a chunky rubber lug sole and different outdoorsy options. When you may not need to trek by means of a muddy area in these, the boot definitely appears the half. It is available in an all-black shade (sans the brilliant crimson Gucci brand on the again, after all) and in a funkier brown-and-tan possibility.

Gucci males’s leather-based ankle boot

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The second wet-weather boot to get the high-end improve is the “duck” boot by Simon Porte Jacquemus and his eponymous label. Dubbed the “Les Meuniers Hautes” boot, it’s a tonal grained leather-based boot with a raised rubber trim and glossy silver {hardware}. (If the smooth monochromatic look didn’t already scream luxurious boot, then the stylish French identify definitely does.) There’s additionally a padded collar on the high of the ankle that’s harking back to one other iconic Timberland cold-weather boot beloved by rappers and longshoremen alike. Jacquemus even presents the model in a wheat-colored leather-based, so the slight design nod to a six-inch Timb is probably going no accident.

Jacquemus khaki ‘Les Meuniers Hautes’ boots

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For a number of seasons now, designer remixes have been giving basic workwear types an opulent stamp of approval. (The truth that the fashion-obsessed are sporting on a regular basis workwear is a driving drive right here, too. Designers aren’t pulling these references out of skinny air!) Certain, you may simply choose up the O.G. model of both boot, however for those who’re in search of one thing with extra advanced-level model, then Gucci and Jacquemus have gotten you—and your toes—lined this winter.