Chelsea Boots - Black CXL

Chelsea Boots - Black CXL

Regular price $900
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The first Chelsea boot was put together in 1837, leveraging the new wonder material - elasticated fabric - of the time to create flexible side gores for easy on-off. This was a true revolution in boots, which had been closed up with hooks and loops (or buttons).

As with all John Lofgren boots, these are a heavier riff on the originals. The uppers are Horween Chromexcel, lined in Japanese cowhide, with heavy-duty elastic side gores. A 360 degree storm welt holds it all together and keeps your feet dry. Under the foot, USA-made Vibram 430 mini-lug soles keep you grounded.

Built on the John Lofgren 110 Last, the same last as their iconic Engineer boots (and Steadfast Chukka boots), these are the easiest-wearing Lofgren boots we carry. The ultra comfortable last, designed specifically for pull-on boots, is a perfect match for the short shaft and elasticated sides - these are easy to put on, take off, and so comfortable you'll never want to stop wearing them.

Chromexcel cowhide an extremely sturdy and handsome leather that only gets better and better with time. Horween Black CXL is a tea-core leather, meaning the dye hasn't fully penetrated the hide, sitting only at the surface above a "natural" brown core. Over time, that black dye will scuff off and wear down in certain areas, revealing a tan interior that will also darken and patina with wear.

As far as leather goes, it's thick and sturdy, starting out noticeably stiff and requiring a few weeks of good wear to really break-in. After that, the leather begins to relax considerably, moulding to take the shape of the wearer's foot and softening at flex points to move more easily.

These are built in one of the best boot factories in Japan, with every detail taken care of down to the padded leather heel pad.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Built on the John Lofgren 110 Last
  • Horween Chromexcel uppers with Japanese cowhide lining
  • Goodyear welt construction with British made storm welts
  • Heavy single and double stitched sewing
  • 1.25" stacked heel
  • German made steel shanks
  • Made in USA Vibram 430 soles & heels
  • Embossed padded leather heel pad
  • Woven JLB lion pull tabs
  • Includes dust bags
  • Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size
  • Made in Japan

Built on the John Lofgren 110 Last

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

Choose the same size as your John Lofgren Engineer Boot, Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose 0.5 size bigger than your Viberg 2030 last size.

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
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If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

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