Woolrich John Rich & Bros. will always be a favorite of mine thanks to how the brand's aesthetic lines up so well with my own. It's a very Italian take on Americana and this should come as no surprise considering who owns the brand. I've talked at length about my love of fusing Italian and Anglo sensibilities so lets get onto the collection. The Woolrich John Rich & Bros. F/W 2011 collection is a little underwhelming to be honest. You never expect retail heavy lines like this to stray too far outside of the box, but you also don't expect complete retreads. Anyhow, what I do appreciate from these shots (besides the extremely solid parkas) is that they show you how to wear hiking boots in a way we haven't really seen as of late. The hiking boot explosion seems tied to all of those peacocks who frequent Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week this time of year. I actually think the whole trouser/tailored clothing with hiking boots look is pretty cool assuming you can pull it off, but, for the rest of us who can't, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. is here to illustrate how you can easily switch out your Bean boots or Red Wings for this style of boot. Stay rugged, Ponyboy.