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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Four Shoes Every Dad Needs

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Whatever the style, a new pair of shoes is always a great Dad gift. This year celebrate Father’s Day is style and treat your old man to something he is sure to love.

Here are the four shoes we think every Dad (or indeed man!) should own.

The Cool Classic

For the Dad that never goes out of style, it has to be the Hugh Chelsea boot. A classic silhouette with just a dash of contemporary detailing, this effortlessly timeless boot is a great fit for a Dad who cannot get either of the oldie-but-goodie styling.

The Explorer

When the wilderness calls, make sure your Dad is prepared with these rugged lace-up boots. With a sturdy, cleated outsole and textured European leather upper, these boots are built for adventure. This epic winter boots features a padded lined collar for warmth and rough-around-edges charm, making Nevada the perfect gift for the Dad who likes to get back to nature.

The Weekend Guy

You can’t beat a well-constructed, breathable low-cut kicker. Whether it’s a casual evening drink with friends or a weekend city wander, these casual shoes are the perfect stylish addition to any casual outfit. Crafted with the finest European soft nubuck leather with a chunky, comfortable outsole, Dad is sure to love you after you give him these.


The Go-To Dress Shoe

Weddings, black tie events, work. Whatever the formal occasion, these sleek dress shoes with subtle brogue detailing are immensely versatile and are an essential for the Dad who means business.

Our Shoes, Your Adventures: Jack Hughes Explores Lamington National Park

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For adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts, Lamington National Park is a massive must on the Gold Coast bucket list. It certainly put on a show for photographer Jack Hughes and his Wild Rhino Nevada boots this weekend!

Combining vast open spaces, lush rainforest terrain and epic waterfalls, this UNESCO World Heritage listed site is a sure-fire way to inspire your wanderlust and make you want to give up your day job.

It seems only fair that the avid young explorer should have a pair of boots to do the landscape justice. Our Nevada boots are hand-crafted for such adventures. With a sturdy, durable outsole and a soft, padded ankle support, these boots are as comfortable as they are stylish.

An easy choice for an epic adventure like this one!

The cleated outsole of our sturdy Nevada boot makes it the perfect choice for an outdoor adventure. Crafted with supple, European leathers, this boot is immensely durable and oozes rugged charm.

So what are you waiting for? Lace up and explore!


Check out more of Jack Hughes epic photography skills at: www.jackhughesphoto.com

Put Your Best Foot Forward with our Signature Collection

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Remember when shoes were just black or brown? No neither do we!

Since Wild Rhino Shoes was established in 1996, we have prided ourselves on hand-crafting classic styles with a funky twist worthy of the modern man. Which is why all the shoes in our Signature Collection rock an electric blue outsole.

As we have grown, our striking contrast outsole has become synonymous with the Wild Rhino brand.

There is something undeniably cool about that iconic flash of bright blue and what’s even better, is that these styles are just as versatile as they are stylish. The sleek lace up, iconic Chelsea boot and dignified dress shoe all get a modern makeover as part of our Signature Collection with a pop of colour to help you walk the line between contemporary and classic perfectly.

Let us introduce you to the key players in our blue team!

The Drake Boot – Dark Grey

One of our ultimate favs, the Drake boot, offers a sleek, classic Chelsea boot shape with that funky outsole and great detailing that we are famous for.

The Diego Boot – Tan

Known as Drake’s funky younger brother, the Diego boot follows in his bro’s footsteps with our iconic electric blue outsole and a heap of great details that puts this Chelsea boot a cut above the rest.

The Digby Boot – Dark Brown

This classic lace -up is one of our most versatile styles. Our Digby boot looks fantastic styled with your favourite denim jeans or with your work suit.

The Manchester Shoe – Black

The easiest dress shoe decision you will ever make. The Manchester shoe is effortlessly stylish and so easy to style up or dress down.


The Manly Shoe – Tan

Delivering unbeatable style, season after season, the Manly shoe teams that rugged charm that we can’t get enough of with a sleek silhouette and timeless design topped off with our funky outsole.

The Barber’s Cut: An Interview with Kings Domain’s Aaron Chan

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The brainchild of Joey Scandizzo and his former apprentice Aaron Chan, Kings Domain, is the cream of the crop when it comes to Melbourne Barbers. Somewhere between an English gentleman’s club and a rustic American log cabin, Kings Domain is the go-to place to grab yourself a vintage shave & tailored cut (plus a cold beer while you wait!). Like us, the team at Kings Domain provide outstanding quality and service so we’ve teamed up to bring you the best of men’s styling and grooming.

You’ll see our shoes now in their salons too!

We caught up with Aaron, the director and fresh-faced Head barber at Kings Domain.

Tell us a little bit about you & Joey – why did you decide to go into business together?

Joey has been a good friend of mine since he was my hairdresser many years ago. Overtime, we grew a professional relationship together and realised there were opportunities in the hair and beauty industry for men that Melbourne hadn’t experienced yet.  After working for Joey for 8 years, I wanted to take a slightly different path with men’s grooming and Joey was keen to get involved.  And Kings Domain was born!

What inspired the look of Kings Domain?

We wanted the barber shop it to look like the cross between an English Gentlemen’s Club and an American Hunters Cabin.  The interior reflects this with its dark timber finishes, marble bench tops, and gold trimmings and of course, the deer head that hangs proudly in each Kings Domain shop.  We wanted our service to reflect a Gentlemen’s club with beer on arrival and a high quality customer service from start to finish.

What is it about Kings Domain that makes it stand out from other barbers in Melbourne?

Our timeless aesthetic and quality service we pride ourselves on. We were fortunate that when we opened, we were one of the first Barber shops in Melbourne, so at the time we had little competition and much motivation to create a unique offering to the men’s grooming world.

What is your favourite style of shoe?

I cannot get enough of a good pair of Brogues.

And what’s important to you in a pair of shoes – What makes them your favourite?

They need to be comfortable and have good support as I am on my feet all day.  I personally like to wear a pair of high cut boots so that my shoes don’t fill up with hair when I’m cutting hair all day.  Most importantly, they need to look good and keep with trend.

What are your favourite pair of Wild Rhino shoes? And why?

The Thom boots are my absolute favourites. The rugged, work boot style is on trend and just up my street. The soft high collar makes them very comfortable and keeps my shoes from filling up with hair while I am cutting.

Lastly any tips for aspiring small business owners or barbers?

My main tip is to ensure you have a clear idea of what you envision from the start and to continually refer back to your original vision.


Check out Kings Domain for yourself here.

The Chelsea Boot: Reinventing A Classic

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Ticking off almost two centuries of adventures, the Chelsea boot is a style staple for men around the globe. First making an appearance in Victorian England when it was created by Queen Victoria’s personal shoe maker, this elastic side boot has only gotten better with age.  

There is something undeniably cool about these iconic boots. They are the perfect combination of class and charisma with so much smoothness that they always stand out from the crowd. Plus they are just as versatile as they are stylish, as easy to wear with your work suit as they are to team up with your favourite jeans.  Wherever your week takes you, to the concrete jungle or somewhere off the beaten track, a pair of Chelsea boots are the ultimate companion.


The Wild Rhino Chelsea Cult

We can’t get enough of the Chelsea boot so it is super tricky to pick our favs but we have managed to narrow it down to our top five just for you guys.


Sleek, stylish and timeless, Drake is the easiest choice you will ever make. Our favourite and most popular boot of all time, this classic Chelsea is constructed from the finest European leathers and features our signature electric blue outsole.


Delivering a funky twist on the classic, this men’s boot is brimming with details that set it apart from the standard Chelsea boot.


Known to the team as Drake’s funky younger brother, this sleek Chelsea boot boasts suede contrast detailing on the heel cap and hand-stitched seams.


Featuring smooth coated leather with a sturdy outsole, this sleek Chelsea boot will take you from the office to dinner with ease.


Handcrafted from soft, supple Portuguese suede, Jackson is a new addition to the Wild Rhino Chelsea boot collection and is already one of our all-time favourites.

Something for her: Jaffa

Now we know this post is all about the guys but we could hardly exclude our favourite women’s Chelsea boot from our top five! Stylishly simplistic, she will love this versatile and sleek style.

Add the finishing touch to your outfit with the classic British styling of the timeless Chelsea boot.

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