I'm a bit of a menswear freak. Over the past two years my closet has gradually become dominated by oxfords, brogues, and tailored suit jackets. However, I've enviously eyed one item on the feet of many handsome Portland men that my closet lacked: the Red Wing work boot.

Well I have good news for ladies with similar sartorial inclinations: Animal Traffic just announced the arrival of ladies' Red Wing sizes in the Iron Ranger and Yuma Leather Round Toe designs.

Now we too can keep our feet dry, warm, and elegantly outfitted for the duration of the Portland winter (which could last until April, folks). My current work boots have loyally got me through a few rainy seasons, but I am headed for a pair of Iron Rangers in size 7. All the accoutrements for boot upkeep are also available at Animal Traffic, along with a full range of men's Red Wing sizes.

See you in the boot aisle.