Here’s the thing about boots: they need to be tough—you can’t baby them because they actually look better with a few battle scars. Which is why you want to invest in a well-made pair that can take the crap getting kicked out of them. And today’s best styles toe the line between bulky work boots and dressier versions. Smart yet rugged – they pair nicely with tailored pants and, of course, were made for beat-up denim and chinos.

The Hi-Tec Bradford Hi is modern yet rugged and features a full-grain leather upper, moulded EVA sock liner, snug foam backed woven lining and a broad-lasted construction that includes a steel shank. A durable moulded rubber outsole, rounds it all up!

So get yourself a pair, wear the hell out of them and don’t feel the need to take them off anytime soon. We certainly won’t be.