The OG Chicago craftsmen at Oak Street Bootmakers aren’t the type of menswear designers (Here’s looking at you, J. Crew) who boost classic military designs and then promptly forget about the underlying functionality that’s at the heart of combat-ready clothing.

Their Natural Rough-Out Dainite Trench Boot re-imagines the classic North African Marine Field Shoe into something cityscape-ready. By utilizing specially treated Horween leather designed to be used coarse-side-out, they leave the inner-boot smooth and unlined, so that desert sand can be easily removed and blisters avoided. So whether you’re on an actual life-threatening military mission or just fighting to get a drink at the bar, you’re covered.

$476 will get you a pair here.

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