Though the temps dropped down a couple of digits, it's not exactly snowing outside. But, we know you've already flipped through the September issues more than once, and your mind can't stop obsessing about your fall footwear. While heels are great and all, sometimes you've got to look at the bigger picture and invest in a pair of shoes that might possibly last longer than you. Enter Helm Handmade Boots, a collection of seven styles of unisex utilitarian-chic boots by Texas designer Joshua Bingaman. Known in the Lone Star State for his coffee shop, which is basically Austin hipster central, Bingaman tempered his cowboy aesthetic with NYC inspirations, for silhouettes that are tough without being too tired, fashion-forward without being just a fad (we love the Jarmon, above, with waxed water resistant laces, Italian leather soles, and and vintage D-rings) . Handmade in Istanbul from materials like saddle-tan calf-skin, black Australian sheep-skin, and lots of suede from Holland, the boots can take you from a hike upstate to a date downtown—just remember to take a shower first.
Want in on the boot booty? Well, no need to break the bank. Like always, we're giving you a lil' something something to help you score these investment-worthy pieces for less—20% off, specifically! Until September 3, enter code HELMROCK810 on Helm Handmade's e-commerce site at checkout to get the discount on all their offerings (originally $345-$495, limited size-run—smaller sizes will début for fall).
Available in September at Dunderdon; 25 Howard Street (near Crosby Street); 212-226-4040
Looking for more boots for fall? Check out our guide to fall 2010's best boots here!