Had a hot date with the Mrs. the other night and found myself in a familiar position: standing in front of my closet and announcing I had nothing to wear. (Yes, I realize this makes me sound like a 14-year-old girl but really, you should expect this from me now.) I ended up cobbling together something that worked out nicely: a bright Criquet shirt underneath a charcoal v-neck sweater and dark denim. For an evening of strolling the shops around Manhattan Beach and eating dinner, it was the right mixture of casual and dressy … except for the shoes. I went sockless in some weathered brogues but knew I could have done better with these.
Chukkas are super versatile—I’ve covered this before—and Seavees has kicked that up a notch with what they’re calling their Huntington Middies. Perfect with jeans or chinos, this sneaker/boot hybrids allow you to level out a dressed-up look with a casual vibe without looking too sloppy. And if my canvas slip-ons are any indication, these will be super comfortable too. A sub-$90 price tag and neutral color options make these a perfect option for the fall and winter months ahead || HUCKBERRY: HUNTINGTON MIDDIE