Although sneakers are the 21st-century man’s go-to shoe, there's still room for another breed of footwear, especially in cooler climes. We’re talking about boots – Chelsea boots, specifically.

The ankle-high classic, with Victorian roots and made famous by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, should be on your cop list. Modern-day fashion icons, such as David Beckham and Kanye West, have embraced the hard-heeled boot, which is versatile enough to even be styled with a punk aesthetic. Whether it’s suede or leather, black or brown, this boot is perfect for fall and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  It's more an of essential item than anything, and one that can sharpen your look.

Below are our favorite Chelsea boots for all budgets.

ASOS Chelsea Boot with Stacked Heel

ZARA Leather Ankle Boots

Clarks Originals Desert Peak Chelsea Boot

Dr. Martens Red Vegan Chelsea Boot

Vagabond Hi Shine Chelsea Boots

R.M. Williams Craftsman Leather Chelsea Boots

Common Projects Chelsea Boots with Stacked Heel

Yang Li Chunky Sole Chelsea Boots

Prada Leather Chelsea Boots

Givenchy Suede Chelsea Boots

Kingsman Suede Chelsea Boots

Saint Laurent Zip Chelsea Boots

Thom Browne Chelsea Boots

Rick Owens Creeper Elastic Boots

Maison Margiela Patchwork Chelsea Boots

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