6 Chic Alternatives to the Common Projects Chelsea Boots

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* Chelsea boots offer a timeless look that’s seen a huge resurgence lately
* Classic silhouette dates back to Victorian Era
* Seen on everyone from Harry Styles and Justin Theroux, to Kanye West

Fall is approaching, and it’s time to get booted-up. But for most men, ultra-outdoorsy boots don’t work as everyday shoes to wear to the office or on a date. Luckily there’s the Chelsea boot – and lots of them. The Common Projects Chelsea Boots offer great style, but they’re a little pricey. Here are six affordable alternatives. 

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Chelsea boots have secured a place as one of the trendiest shoes of the year, and one specific variation dominates the discussion: the Common Projects Chelsea Boot. With a luxe suede upper, almond toe, tonal elastic goring at the ankle (for easy slip-on) and a rubber crepe sole, these are the most covet-worthy men’s shoes in the marketplace right now. A subtle heat pressed gold serial number detail at the side is the Common Projects signature.

But for people looking to have their Chelsea choices stand out a little (and not break the bank), we’ve put together this list of our 6 favorite Chelsea boots that are under $200, and won’t be seen on every street corner this fall.

1. The Rail Brysen Chelsea Boot

The Rail’s take on the Chelsea features a slim silhouette and a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort. A slightly narrower toe bed makes this a solid dressy option, too.

Men's Chelsea Boot The Rail Image courtesy of Nordstrom


2. Calvin Klein Cristoff Chelsea Boot

Calvin Klein’s Chelsea boot alters the classic design with asymmetrical goring panels, and when paired with gray suede, makes for a modern look that doesn’t forget its heritage.

Men's Chelsea Boot Calvin Klein Image courtesy of Nordstrom


3. Dr. Martens Victor Boots

Dr. Martens Victor Chelsea boot in black leather with a rubber sole skews toward the Chelseas popularized during 60s-era punk and rock-n-roll, but they remain versatile enough to work into almost any fall outfit.

Men's Chelsea Boots Dr. Martens Image courtesy of Ssense.


4. Hudson Tonti Chelsea Boots

These Chelsea boots by Hudson showcase the classic tan suede look, but add some flair with a stacked rubber heel. 

Men's Chelsea Boots Hudson Image courtesy of East Dane.


5. Anatomic & Co Cardoso Chelsea Boot

In finely grained black leather, these sleek Chelsea boots by Anatomic & Co are versatile enough to be worn with a full suit, or jeans and a sweater and always look great. They give you the Chelsea look while still remaining age appropriate if you’re not exactly trying to look like Bieber.

Men's Chelsea Boots Anatomic & Co Image courtesy of Nordstrom


6. Rodd & Gunn Logan Terrace Chelsea Boot

Whether you choose to beat them up or keep them like-new clean, Rodd & Gunn’s luxe leather Chelsea boots in cognac will remain timeless and versatile for years. A grippy sole provides solid traction, too.

Men's Chelsea Boots Rodd & Gunn Image courtesy of Nordstrom


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