By Charley A. Prescott

During the harsh days of fall and winter, it’s only natural to want to battle the frigid, unforgiving cold in a warm pair of boots. This season, the major footwear trends are reflecting extreme masculinity — trending less toward metrosexual styling and more toward “macho man” appeal.

In recent months, even the traditionally wimpy male models selected to walk the runways are representative of what is happening; masculinity is once again en vogue. If this newfound discovery has you breathing a sigh of relief, chances are you will love the rugged styles of footwear that are popular this season.

Check out our list of five boots for men that are in style.

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John Varvatos Winter Slouch Buckle Boot 

The epitome of quality, John Varvatos is a designer brand that consistently delivers innovative designs. Offering manly sophistication by way of modern styling, this vintage-inspired boot has a unique slouching design. Features harness strap and silver buckle detail. Available in black. Neiman Marcus. $698.

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Mark Nason Otis Boot

What’s not to love about this flawless creation? The modish leather boot complements your motorcycle jacket, or wool coat, on those chilly days of winter. The supple black leather boot is accented by tonal topstitching. Features silver hardware and subtle stud detail. Available in black. Neiman Marcus. $475.

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Ugg Australia Hartsville Boot 

Made with full-grain waterproof leather upper to get you through harsh weather. Lined with authentic sheepskin. Finished with a molded rubber outsole. Available in black and seal. Saks Fifth Avenue. $180.

Rag & Bone Suede Mallory Boot 

With this handsome boot it’s all about the details, like a premium suede upper and sleek leather lining. Features a stacked heel and leather sole. Available in taupe. Saks Fifth Avenue. $510.

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Diesel Captoe Workboot 

Rugged footwear made from durable, treated leather, the workboot has an extended shaft and captoe construction. Built with leather lining and padded insole, this boot is an excellent addition to any wardrobe. Available in black. Saks Fifth Avenue. $240.

By Charley A. Prescott

(Charley A. Prescott is a freelance writer who specializes in fashion and grooming.)