I am obsessed with the unexpected Parisian Chelsea boots from John Varvatos. Made of Italian calfskin leather with a burnished toe and heel, they come out of the box looking like you've had them forever. But the chicness lies in the unique stone color, which stands out among the usual black or brown hues we're used to seeing.
Pair them with gray jeans for a monochromatic statement, or go for a bold mix of colors up top and black dress trousers below. Either way, you'll be the envy of all the other shit-kickers out there.
Parisian Chelsea Boots, $798 by John Varvatos, at John Varvatos stores and johnvarvatos.com
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