When we say that a pair of boots can “do everything,” we don’t just mean they can take you from the proverbial boardroom to the bar. Sure, to earn that coveted “everything” designation (and the GQ stamp of approval), the boots in question have to play at the office (remember the office?) and at happy hour after (remember happy hour?!). But they also need to look great at weddings, backyard cookouts, and every occasion in between. Enter the Our Legacy Camion boot, a slip-on, slightly off-kilter silhouette from the cult-loved Swedish imprint that’s about to replace every other style on your hallway shoe rack.
Where your typical Chelsea boot is sleek and slender, the Camion is decidedly more rugged. Its borderline square-toe shape, interior stitching, and overall vibe have more in common with a roper-style cowboy boot than anything the Beatles would’ve worn. The zipper entry allows for easy access without disrupting the full leather upper, creating an ultra-minimal, modern boot that will never go out of style.
We’ve yet to encounter a person who doesn’t look incredible wearing a pair of Camions—heck, half the GQ staff owns a pair—but they’ve also become a signifier for a certain type of in-the-know menswear enthusiast. (“Contrary to what might be an initial, hesitant gut reaction, the chiseled square toe doesn’t take much getting used to whatsoever,” says Throwing Fits co-host Lawrence Schlossman.) In other words, if you’ve been wearing the same old Chelsea boots into the ground lately, the Camion is an easy way to flip the script—and telegraph your elite taste—without making any overly-hasty swerves. Wear ‘em with light-wash jeans and a trucker jacker for a city-dwelling ranch hand look, or pair with a navy pinstripe suit and knit polo to be the best-dressed guy at your best bud’s birthday. (Sorry to upstage, but swag don’t sleep!)
Okay, GQ, you’re probably thinking to yourself. I need a pair. But if these shoes are so cool they’re definitely sold out, right? Astute question! Because for the first time in months the Our Legacy Camion boot is readily available in a myriad of classic finishes—like black, brown, and burgundy leather—along with a brand new tan suede option begging to be paired with subtly-flared jeans and a Western-inflected denim shirt.
At right around $600 a pair, Camions aren’t cheap. But when you break down the value-add to your wardrobe (and run the purchase through our proprietary Cost Per Wear formula), you’re basically making money. Trust us: these shoes will be the last you buy for a hot minute—or, at the very least, until OL drops another banger.