We love the classic looks of footwear here at Selectism. As most readers will note, we tend to cover a wide assortment of men’s dress shoes from boots, oxfords, to the more unique takes on wingtips and brogues. Finding those classic footwear looks and especially the sought after makers still hand-producing those shoes does not have to cost you retail.
Vintage hunters talk about digging in the second hand shops and swap meets to find the very best prices and unique looks in apparel and garments. They also spend a good deal of time searching through the listings on eBay where a wide assortment of products can be discovered. Those looking for classic footwear should also turn to the online auction site for finding well priced quality footwear. In fact, it may be easier than finding a shirt or jacket.
To prove this point, we spent some time on eBay and discovered a trove of both new and used shoes in various styles from top makers like Alden, Red Wing, Grenson, TOD’s, and many others. Through this list you will also note that many of the harder to find collaborative models are readily available on eBay. Here are our 7 picks.
Red Wing Wabasha Leather Chukka Boots size 12
The Red Wing Wabasha Chukka Boot is a solid staple for the fall and winter weather. With a handful of day in use, this pair is in excellent condition and ready for a new owner to love and rock. They’re made in the USA and feature a Vibram sole that shows little wear. Much life left in this model.
Alden Indy Brown Boot 405 Size 7 7.5 Leather Sole
The classic Alden Indy boot has been worn by some of the most famous names in Hollywood. Indiana Jones wore them throughout his quest, so why shouldn’t you? These look like new deadstock and are ready to for any adventure you throw at them.
Church’s Custom Grade Consul Men’s Brown Plain Toe Derby Shoes US 10.5
Church’s Custom Grade Consul Men’s Brown plain toe derby oxford shoes are made in Northhampton, England as they since 1873. These derby shoes will work with almost any look: dress up a pair of jeans or compliment your grey suit. Like all shoes on this list, this pair still has years of use. Check the patina on these classic derby shoes.
Grenson Navy Suede Wingtip Boots Size 10
Grenson is another excellent British shoe maker, providing the gentleman with very modern takes on classic footwear. This pair of wingtip boots in suede blue have been worn three times – very little wear to handle. They look beautiful in this colorway. Those looking for a color alternative to the trad blacks and browns, will appreciate what Grenson has done here.
Clarks Mens Desert Boots Brown Bees Wax Leather 78358 Shoes size 9 M
An in-house Selectism favorite, the iconic Clarks Desert Boot in bees wax leather looks terrific with any look. Their crepe sole wears and colors very nicely while keeping the ride and walk as comfortable as possible. This pair is new and will break in beautifully with just a few days wear. We highly recommend the Clarks Desert Boot at this price.
LL Bean BEAN Boots Maine Hunting Sport Duck Rubber Leather Sz 10
Quite possibly the most iconic boots to come out of the woods of Maine. The LL Bean Bean Boot has been with us since 1912. From the backwoods to the streets of Manhattan, the Bean Boot is both a highly functional weather proof boot and style icon for the masses. Look down where ever you reside and you will certainly see a pair walking your streets. This pair are preworn but from the looks of the images, have another decade worth of ride in them. Sometimes vintage is better than new!
TOD’S ‘CITY GOMMINO’ Moccasin Slip On Loafer Men SHOES 9.5
Tod’s driving mocassin is a signature shoe of the luxury class. The supple leather upper and rubberized sole keep the foot placed well on the pedals of your automobile while providing comfort and support necessary for day to day walks in the sun. Like all TOD’s, these are made in Italy and just look excellent in dark chocolate brown.
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