Courtley & Sons Chelsea in Sand Suede

Mens Chelsea Boots Guide

The iconic boot of British pop in the 1960s is back in 2016. Use this guide to find the best fashionable Mens Chelsea Boots in your price range.

Style

  • sleek laceless plain toe design
  • elastic ankle cutout for pulling on
  • smooth leather or suede
  • thin rubber or leather soles
  • cloth pull tab

Budget Mens Chelsea Boots

 

ASOS:  $65 – $90

Mens Chelsea Boots from ASOS

Great for trying out the style to see if it meshes with the way you dress. Don’t expect a long life or resolability with these but they will be perfect for a budget option. Classic sleek look without breaking the bank.

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Urban Outfitters:  $70

Mens Chelsea Boots from Urban Outfitters

UO’s Hawkings McGill line of boots and shoes has a good looking chelsea boot for the budget consumer. With a rubber heel stack, rubber sole, and glued construction these aren’t made to last but offer a good value for the casual chelsea wearer. In a number of different suedes

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H&M:  $40-100

Mens Chelsea Boots from H&M

Another great choice for budget Mens Chelsea boots. Again don’t expect great quality here. For those looking to spend a bit more on a higher quality boot, H&M sells a premium leather version often for under $100.

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ZARA:  $100

Mens Chelsea Boot from Zara

Zara is a good choice for a budget oiled suede Chelsea. They offer a slim silhouette, and decent quality leather for the price. Interesting extra leather panel partially concealing a bit of the elasticized side.

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Quality Mens Chelsea Boots

 

Jack Erwin: $220

Mens Chelsea Boots by Jack Erwin
Mens Chelsea Boots by Jack Erwin

New shoe brand Jack Erwin offers a great entry level quality boot in many styles and their Chelsea boot is no exception. With full grain leather uppers and blake stitched construction, these boots will look good for a long time. Made in Spain.

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Meermin: $220+

Mens Chelsea Boots from Meermin

Good quality Spanish finished Chelsea boots. These boots are Goodyear Welted so they can be re-soled by your local cobbler. Leather quality is very good for the price. For more leather options keep up with Meermin’s Group Made to Order program for short run Chelseas in black and suede. Comes on studded or leather soles.

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Story et Fall:  $235

Mens Chelsea Boots from Story et Fall (from Styleforum)

Story et Fall (SEF) is a newcomer in the Mens boot market. Designed in Sweden and manufactured in Vietnam, they are high quality boots for the money. Now utilizing a goodyear welt, these are great boot that will last a while with proper care. SEF offers a sleek toe box similar to much more high priced Saint Laurent Paris. They offer a number of leathers and styles but are fairly difficult to order due to a difficult website and shipping from Sweden. Check out the thread on KanyeToThe for ordering information.

RM Williams:  $300+

Mens Chelsea Boots by RM Williams

The classic Australian bootmaker R.M. Williams has offered quality mens chelsea boots for years. Known for their Craftsman line of chisel toe Chelseas, they also manufacture more rounded toe designs. Fantastic construction quality using a single piece of leather with a blocked crease along the vamp and pull tabs on both the front and back of the ankle opening. RMW offers a fantastic value to American consumers. Sizing and ordering can be a little difficult.

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Scarosso:  $220 – $350

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Scarosso offers Made in Italy boots and shoes with both classic and fashion forward designs. Their chelsea boots are made well with thick soles and blake stitched construction. They offer a direct to consumer model that allows for higher quality boots at a reasonable price. Be careful with the contrast elastic on some of their boots.

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Loake:  $300+

Mens Chelsea Boot by Loake

Crafted in England, Loake boots offer a high quality boot with a streamlined silhouette and classic styling. Goodyear welted with leather soles and rubber heels, these boots will last you a long time and look very good doing it. Loake has a number of different Chelsea boots to match different styles. Often on sale so waiting for one may be worth it.

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Carmina:  $500+

Mens Chelsea Boots from Carmina

Carmina Shoemaker makes very high quality boots in Spain. Their chelsea boots and other offerings are goodyear welted with channeled leather soles. They offer a very very sleek silhouette and quality leathers to back up their price tag.

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Designer Mens Chelsea Boots

 

Saint Laurent Paris:  $800+

Mens Chelsea Boot from SLP

Arguably responsible for the recent revival of Chelsea Boots for men, Saint Laurent Paris or SLP presents the uncompromising fashion consumer a slim silhouette and a quality boot. However, you will be paying a hefty price tag for the brand name. SLP offers a number of Chelsea and Jodhpur designs with varying heights and heel sizes.

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Bottega Veneta:  $820+

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Worn by the likes of Kanye West, this fashion forward Chelsea boot is made in Italy with a very nappy suede. Supplemental saddle stitching across the inner side of the boot and a contrast edge make this boot stand out.

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