Don't be fooled by this lace-up's gentlemanly made-in-Italy demeanor – it's a worker, too. With its heavy-duty lug sole, it stood up to rough stomping on the snowy trail. Above the rubber layer, a rich vachetta leather outer, rawhide laces, austere leather lining, and metal grommets make this Ralph Lauren specimen an old-world boot in many ways. [$695; ralphlauren.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Duke Lacrosse and the Fog of Scandal
How Thailand's Most Notorious Prison Became a Fight Club
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.