Koio Fermo Boot Review | Finally, a Rugged But Fashionable Chelsea

“Rugged” and “chelsea” are two words you don’t often hear together, especially when you could also use the word “fashionable.” But those are the descriptors for this very cool, all-weather boot from Koio, a company best known for their luxury sneakers but who have branched out into boots in a pretty compelling way. I’ve spent … Read more

Thursday Cavalier Review | Why It’s Thursday’s Best Chelsea Boot

Besides the time-saving lacelessness, one of my favorite things about Chelsea boots is how many varieties exist on the market. You can have rugged work Chelseas like Blundstones and dressy suit boots like Carmina, but neither are all that versatile — and Chelseas that dress up typically cost well over $400.  Enter my favorite Chelsea … Read more

The 5 Best Chelsea Boots for Work | Yes, You Can Work In Chelseas

Depending on your background, Chelsea boots might be stylish urban boots, rugged riding boots, or footwear for manual labor.  Variants of the Chelsea boot have gone from the feet of royalty — they were originally designed as Queen Victoria’s walking boots —  to the feet of Australian stockmen to the Beatles themselves, who popularized the … Read more

Is the Best Chelsea Boot Indonesian? Unboxing Benzein’s “Seventh” Boot

Could the world’s best Chelsea boot be Indonesian? I finally got my hands on one of the top contenders and filmed an unboxing for you — perhaps you could help me decide. Indonesia is an absolute hotbed of leather goods — even if most people don’t know it. Due in part to the nation’s history … Read more

The 10 Best Dress Boots | Chelsea, Cap Toe, Best Value, and More

Dressing up with boots today can be a risqué endeavor. While people think all boots with suits make you look like Keanu Reeves, there are certain dress boots that can really elevate your look. (By the way, Keanu Reeves is a badass and can wear whatever he wants.) So to help you avoid any mistakes, … Read more

The 13 Best Boots for Wide Feet

It is surprising how many boot companies don’t offer wide options for their boots. It makes more sense when you realize that these businesses need to make new lasts — foot-shaped blocks of wood used to create the fit — when they want to offer wider sizes. Creating new lasts is incredibly laborious and expensive, … Read more

Grant Stone’s Chelseas: Alden Quality for Under $300?

If anyone ever tells you that something’s bad quality because it’s made in China, you should direct them to Grant Stone. This truly unique company was founded by an American motocross athlete in 2016, and while their boots come to your door from their distribution center in Michigan (where the CEO, Wyatt Gilmore, now lives) … Read more

Taylor Stitch’s Ranch Boot Is the Most Underrated Chelsea

I actually quite like Taylor Stitch. I’m not sure if that’s a controversial opinion or not but while I haven’t written about them before, I can’t think of any other digital brand that does such a good job of making and marketing apparel that is both heritage and modern. Not a lot of brands pull … Read more

A Week In Carmina, the Ultimate Dress Chelsea Boot (Review)

Carmina is one of those boot companies with a cult-like following, but not among the average Goodyear welt, Red Wingy, casual-beater-boot crowd. Carmina is, for many people, the dress boot brand. Ever since I started this site, I’ve wanted to try their world famous Chelsea boots, even trying my luck at their New York store … Read more

Reviewing Thursday’s Chelsea Boots (Duke vs Cavalier)

This is everything you could possibly want to know about the Chelsea boots from Thursday boots: the Cavalier and the Duke. Why would a company have two Chelsea boots? If you’re an impatient man, the answer is that the Cavalier is dressier and suitable for business casual outfits, the Duke is more rugged and casual, … Read more