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Men: high-end essentials for the great outdoors

For trailblazers who want to take in the back roads as the mercury drops, here are a few chic, high-end essential pieces to get you there in style.

By AFP Relaxnews
Oct 22, 2013

Bally has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's historic Mount Everest climb -- Norgay was outfitted by the brand, who recreated their base camp in central London this year and showcased his famed reindeer boots.

The Swiss brand has created an Everest capsule line for men and women that includes cashmere sweaters, leather parkas, calf leather and marmot fur bags, and low-top Viller boots ($825) lined in suede, now in stores.

Bally also re-engineered Norgay's boots, made to order, now featuring '360 Degree Non-Slip Grip', a shaved deer skin outer for warmth, and sturdy double-stitched Norwegian construction.

 

Bally’s ‘Himalaya’ fur boot


For autumnal trekking at its most glamorous, turn to Hermès for its range of wool and cashmere pants (€1,520) and hiking boots (€1,020) with old-school details, such as hook and eye fastenings and brightly colored laces.

 

Hermès hiking boots Fall/Winter 2013/2014


Louis Vuitton's autumn/winter 2013 collection also features luxurious quilted parkas and Himalayan-inspired accessories, as well the Thunderbolt Ankle Boot in Oiled Leather featuring a Damier Graphite trim. A crocodile version sells for €6,440.

 

Louis Vuitton's Thunderbolt Ankle Boot in Oiled Leather Fall/Winter 2013/2014

 

White Mountaineering and Moncler's "Moncler W" have also just unveiled a few outdoorsy pieces for men, including the Suede and Printed Hiking Boots. Heavy duty and winterized to the max, these boots (€656) are made from brown suede and cream-colored panels and feature a thick rubber sole and metal eyelets.

The rest of the line features a combination of White Mountaineering's patterns and knitwear and Moncler's quilted down outerwear, all-weather trousers.

 

Moncler W Tenzam jacket



Photos: Bally, Moncler W, Louis Vuitton, Hermès

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