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Q&A: Should I buy work boots?

Q&A: Should I buy work boots?

Every autumn, a certain contingent of the Thread office—and, seemingly, the internet—starts wondering whether they can pull off work boots. 

"Work boots' masculinity and toughness make them immediately appealing to most guys," says Thread stylist Alice Watt. "But they can be worn in ways which are quite fashion-forward and 'Pinterest-y', which can be intimidating. You shouldn't worry about that, though: the fact that they're inherently functional and comfortable takes the fashion edge off." 

So should you pick up a pair? Here, Thread's guide to figuring out whether to buy or not to buy. 

 

Photographed above: Red Wing boots (£239)