Fall Excitement

The sound of dried leaves crunching underfoot in Central Park is one of those magical New York moments that heralds the beginning of many New Yorkers favorite season: Fall. As the air becomes crisper and the nights longer, boots and scarves are unpacked from storage, windows are opened for the first time in months, and each warm day is savored before the city is plunged into another winter.

For someone like me who loves getting dressed, Fall is an exciting time because the season provides the best opportunity for creative expression with clothing. It’s cool enough to layer your favorite sweaters and jackets without being so cold as to be hibernating under a parka. To get ready for the season, I partnered with Clarks to style their Sawtel Hi Boots three different ways, shot in and around the great city I am privileged to call home. These boots have great versatility; whether worn trudging through country fields or trekking across Times Square, they’ll provide a lot of mileage.

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This first look we shot outside the city (we found the one tree that had started turning early). I went with a military color palette of tan and olive, which worked well with distressed acid-wash denim and went nicely with the olive canvas in the boots. A leather backpack is a great accessory for Fall when you’re moving about the city and are your own traveling office.

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Monochromatic layering is a high-impact style when done right. This all-tan look at the Long Island City waterfront is perfect camouflage for a hay maze and makes me feel ready to go hunting…for some pumpkins.

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There’s no place in the country that has more foot traffic than Times Square, so testing these boots out there was the ultimate test. We walked over from Central Park to shoot this final look, which comprised raw denim jeans, a suede shirt layered over a T and a fedora.

My favorite thing about these Clarks is that they’re a hybrid between a classic leather boat shoe but with the ruggedness of a boot. The brown leather and stitching create rich accents while the inner construction is just as cared for with foot bed mapping technology that makes for an comfortable journey, wherever you’re headed.

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Photography by Nathan McCallum with a Nikon D750 in Partnership with Clark’s

IN BROOKLYN I’M WEARING:

Sawtel Hi Boots by Clark’s | Shop here

Winter Coat by Vince | Shop here

T-Shirt by Topman | Similar here

Jeans by Simon Miller | Shop here

Watch by Apple | Shop here

Backpack by Coach | Shop here

BY THE WATER I’M WEARING:

Sawtel Hi Boots by Clark’s | Shop here

Puffer Vest by Abercrombie | Shop here

Shirt by Zara | Shop here

Chinos by Boglioli | Similar here

Watch by Triwa | Shop here

Bag by S.T.Dupont | Shop here

Specs by Warby Parker | Shop here

IN TIMES SQUARE  I’M WEARING:

Sawtel Hi Boots by Clark’s | Shop here

Suede Trucker Jacker by Express | Shop here

Sweater by H&M | Similar here

Jeans by AG Jeans | Shop here

Watch by Apple | Shop here

Fedora by Akubra | Shop here

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1 Comment

  • George says:

    Very nice article!.can i ask, are these Clarks warm?also repel water?and the tongue is sewn up high or loose,so it moves on the sides?love the look of these,and your pictures are amazing :)

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