Chelsea boots are a must-have in every guy’s wardrobe, anytime of the year. This silhouette — an ankle boot with comfortable elastic side gores — have most commonly been associated with the Beatles, and through the years, they have become a wardrobe go-to for men of all ages and lifestyles.
For those not be familiar with the style, it dates back to the days of Queen Victoria, when her shoemaker Joseph Sparkes-Hall created the look. Over time, the boot became popular for riding and walking, and eventually, they were linked to the mod scene in ‘60s London.
Today, Chelsea boots can be worn for dress as well as casual wear, and they range from polished -eather versions, like those from British luxury brand John Lobb, to oiled finishes, which you can find from utilitarian Australian brand Blundstone.
For those contemplating adding a pair to their closet, David Beckham and his sons have embraced the look, spotted in Saint Laurent’s Nevada style, worn with thick socks and slim black jeans tucked inside.
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Take a cue from the Beckham brothers and shop from our five picks to buy this season.
1. Blundstone BL585
Rugged leather boot with removable cushioned insole and weather resistant polyurethane outsole.
2. Wolverine Garrick
Casual version with cushioned insole, durable rubber outsole and full-grain leather upper.
3. Sorel Madson
Waterproof nubuck leather style with OrthoLite removable footbed.
4. Skechers Work Relaxed Fit Burgin Glennert
A work style with composite safety toe, shock-absorbing midsole and all-terrain rubber traction outsole.
5. Steve Madden Dalston
A camouflage style with sneaker bottom for enhanced comfort.
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