How to wear cowboy boots with a suit

The Right Way To Style Cowboy Boots With A Suit

Get ready to make a statement by mastering the art of pairing cowboy boots with a suit for those special formal occasions.

Can you wear cowboy boots with a suit?

Absolutely. In fact, a well-crafted pair of Western boots can do more than just complement your suit – they can bring a touch of refined Western style to your ensemble.

Everyone from professionals to wedding guests and even some of our nation’s past presidents, including Teddy Roosevelt, has embraced the combination of formalwear with western dress boots. So, why not follow suit?

The key to pulling off this distinctive look lies in the careful selection and pairing of your favorite western boots. Whether they’re made from soft, polished leather or feature exotic skins like gator, lizard, or full-quill ostrich, it all boils down to how you coordinate them with your outfit. Feeling a bit uncertain about where to begin? No worries – we’ve got you covered with the five essential rules for seamlessly pairing boots and suits:

  • Toe Shape
  • Boot Material
  • Sole Type
  • Boot Color
  • Pant Length

So, get ready to rock the room with your perfectly styled cowboy boots and suit ensemble!


When you’re aiming for a polished or formal appearance, there are certain guidelines to keep in mind when teaming your suit with cowboy boots. First and foremost, steer clear of square-toe boots! Square-toe boots generally lean towards a more casual vibe and may not be the best choice for formal or professional settings. To ensure a seamless and put-together look, it’s advisable to opt for boots with a tapered or rounded toe.

Tecovas has got your back (or should we say, your feet)! Their boots come in two sizes, D for the average fit and EE for those with wider feet. Finding that ideal, glove-like fit is a breeze, ensuring every foot shape and size is covered. Because let’s be honest, what’s the point of looking good if you’re not comfortable?

It’s not just about style; it’s about feeling at ease and confident. The right pair of boots, tailored to fit perfectly, doesn’t just enhance your ensemble; it boosts your comfort and confidence levels. Trust us, people will take notice every single time. Take, for instance, our lizard skin boots like The Nolan, showcased here in the sophisticated Bourbon lizard style.


Choosing the perfect boot material can truly elevate your style. Although goat skin boots and roughout leather roper boots are stunning and can enhance various outfits, they might not be the best match for a suit.

For a more refined look, we suggest pairing your suit with cowboy boots crafted from exotic leathers. Take, for instance, The Wyatt boot in Grain ostrich or The Dillon caiman boot in Pecan, both showcased below. These exotic leather boots not only impress with their unique hides but also effortlessly bring a touch of Western flair to the most well-tailored suits.

If you want to add a touch of sophistication to your ensemble by combining cowboy boots with a suit, opt for high-quality, polished, and supple full-grain leather, just like the stylish Earl boots showcased below.


When you’re matching boots with any formal outfit, steer clear of those chunky, heavy-lugged rubber soles—no exceptions! Opt for a sleek pair of well-crafted boots sporting stylish thin rubber soles, like those on The Jake or The Jason. Alternatively, go for the timeless elegance of classic leather soles, as showcased below on The Nash.


When you’re rocking cowboy boots with a suit, go for the timeless shades like classic black or various hues of brown. Your choice of boot color opens up a range of suit colors to play around with.

Here’s a handy tip: sync up your belt color with your shoes, and if you’ve got a tie in the mix, let it harmonize with your suit. And for those spontaneous touch-ups on the go, make sure to carry a trusty leather care kit with you.

Black Cowboy Boots

Black Cowboy boots with blue suit

Typically, it’s a good idea to go for dress shoes that are either as dark as or even darker than the color of your suit. A fantastic way to nail this effortlessly is by opting for a stylish pair of black boots!

Black stands out as an incredibly versatile color that complements a wide range of outfits, giving you endless possibilities for formalwear. You can confidently pair your black, charcoal, grey, light grey, blue, or navy blue suit with the Midnight full-quill ostrich Wyatt boot, as showcased in the photos below.

Brown Cowboy Boots

Brown cowboy boots with gray suit

If you’re aiming for a more casual and contemporary vibe when matching your suit, consider combining it with brown boots in a dark, medium, or light tone. Opting for brown boots not only adds a refreshing change if you’re accustomed to wearing black boots, but they also complement a variety of classic suit colors already in your wardrobe.

Take, for example, the appealing combination of brown boots, especially the darker shades, with black suits, charcoal, mid and light grey suits, navy suits, and brown suits. Just observe the captivating effect of The Townes alligator boot in the rich Walnut color paired with these grey pants!

For a laid-back and playful vibe, consider rocking a suit in shades of blue, navy blue, or light grey paired with cowboy boots in softer brown tones, such as medium or light brown.


cowboy boots with a suit

Take a peek at the pictures, and you’ll notice that a good pair of suit pants shouldn’t be rolling or bunching up. Your pants need to be custom-fitted to match your boots, and it all begins with the right length.

Opt for pants that, at their longest, graze the top of the vamp. It not only presents a neat appearance but also lets any stylish details on the shaft stand out. If you’ve got the time, it’s a great idea to bring your boots along when you visit the tailor with your unhemmed pants. That way, you can ensure the perfect fit over the boots.

Also read: How To Wear Cowboy Boots With A Business Casual Outfit

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