Long before the advent of Internet shopping, or at least Internet shopping that could travel from the US to wherever I happened to be living at the time, Ralph Lauren featured men’s motorcycle boots amongst their Blue Label look book. I was besotted, and tracking down a pair in an equal shade of tan locally proved quite the endeavour. But it was one with plenty of reward. And so it is that, some years later, Ralph Lauren tempts me again with the Ralph Lauren Caruthers Leather Boot.
Available in both a black and a dark brown (the latter gets my nod) and made in Italy, the boots sell for US$1,200.