Rathie Spies: Vintage Boots

I came across these sick vintage men's boots at Manhattan's Chelsea Flea Market yesterday (lower level of the garage at 112 West 25th Street, btw. 6th and 7th Aves). The top pair are 1942 French Army boots, priced at $80. These are a great way to get that butt-kicking, rugged work boot look without having to run through the trenches yourself. The ones below are also French, from the 1930s, and priced at $100. This classic style has a great worn-in patina that will only get better with age. I love the rich, mahogany shade of leather. Prices at this market are negotiable.