We love these limited edition drops from Oak Street Bootmakers, the latest being the brand’s Cap Toe and Trench Boot silhouettes, both made up in Guacho waxed Kudu leather from England’s C.F. Stead.
Providing a balance of softness and strength and using a special process gives the leather a waxy, texture-packed exterior the gaucho Waxed Kudu bursts with character. This provides a patin-ready platform for these expertly crafted boots, which are ready for whatever life throws at them.
Built from the ground up with a Vibram 430 Mini-Lug Sole, a simple upper is what makes these boots shine, defying any decade-related details. Seriously, from afar we could be talking 1890s or 1990s on these jawns. Made using lasts that prioritize comfort but also hard-wearing durability, there really is no incentive to ever take these off. You can’t go wrong with either silhouette when it comes to service-boot styles — with the Cap Toe boot offering a slightly more formal edge —and you can be sure they’ll pair perfectly with everything from denim to HBT fatigues. And you already know that Kudu is about to be aging beautifully.
Made in USA, fully recraftable, and available from $518 at Oak Street Boot Makers.