Continuing on the utility menswear boom, we welcome back hearty, traditional workboots. A designer twist on the style is fine for trend-gullible garmentos, but the easygoing fashion guy will lace up classic Red Wings or Timberlands. The Tims also benefit from a sustainability angle: waterproof Earthkeepers boots incorporate recycled material into their lining and sole and come stamped with an enviro-nutritional label listing their eco-footprint. $170,
Town Shoes, Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge, 416-979-9914, timberland.com.