We loved the rugged stylishness of these burnished leather combat boots by John Varvatos. These come across as decidedly old school, yet the look and design is never stodgy. The burnishing is exceptional and really makes this product stand out.
The boots feature a contrast top-stitch detail, an eight-eyelet vamp and waxed cotton lacing. There is a cap toe and a contrast heel tab and logo tongue patch.
Cost is about $250.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.