Men's Boots - Men's Casual ... Dreading the chillier weather, my outlook for fall wasn't that positive.  And then I stopped in to J. Crew and saw these Red Wing boots.  Red Wing Shoes, provider of American work boots since 1905, has recreated the classic Irish Setter boot - circa 1952 exclusively for  J.Crew.  I spotted them this weekend and have visited them twice since and that is not like me.  There are two problems: 1. I don't need them (which hasn't stopped me before) and 2. They are $325 - yikes.  I am hoping that their wonderfulness evades Bostonians so that I can purchase them on sale.   Although J.Crew sells this vintage version which I love, a similar pair is on the Red Wing site at a suggested retail price of $223.  And while you can not order them online directly through Red Wing, I am on the hunt for a local store that carries the cheaper version.

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I like the way J.Crew is showing the boots in their catalog with jeans, a striped cardigan and field jacket.   Last season, I was all about refined, dressy boots, this season, I am into the rugged look.  And these Red Wings are classics which will always be in style.   So I  recommend you grab a pair, but only if you are not a size 10.