This won’t be the last time you see the legendary GAT on this list. This German Army Trainer or ‘GAT’ as it’s more commonly referred to as a blast from the past, with its retro look and feel. Crafted with Oliver Cabell’s luxury materials and processes, the GAT in white is sure to impress.
Another popular entrant on our list is the Low 1 sneaker. Not only is this the best Common Projects alternative we’ve laid our mitts on, but there are also over 636 five star reviews so this minimal sneaker will undoubtedly elevate your business casual outfit to a whole new level. Featuring an iconic low-top silhouette, each sneaker is handcrafted in the Marche region of Italy. Paired with “buttery” calfskin leather and Margom outsoles, the White Low 1 sneakers are a benchmark in footwear.
The SB 1 in natural leather, are the most popular boot style that Oliver Cabell has to offer. These classic service boots feature a full set of laces and an ankle boot pattern for wardrobe versatility. This boot is hand-stitched in Albacete, Spain and sports the same vegetable-tanned leather from Venice, Italy. With an added steel shank from Germany for extra durability, the SB 1 boot is a no brainer.
We’ve found our Common Projects alternatives, but what about Golden Goose Deluxe Brand alternatives? We might’ve found the only one worth your coin here with the Demi sneaker from Oliver Cabell. Featuring the same amazing 3oz calfskin leather and suede from Veneto, Italy, the Demi sports a distressed upper that is just begging to be worn.
Coming back to the Low 1, but this time in a bold Navy nubuck blue colour, this classic sneaker design is more minimal than ever with this nubuck finish over buttery Italian calfskin leather. If white isn’t your colour, then the Navy Low 1 sneakers from Oliver Cabell are a great alternative.
Guess who’s back, back again, GAT is back, back in black. This version of the GAT features the same 3oz calfskin leather and suede from Veneto, Italy as its brethren but with a unique black and gum design not typical of a German Army trainer. Instead of the multiple colour blocking, the black variant sports a two-colour combination of black for the lining atop the gum outsole of the shoe, with black leather as a base. If you’re after a darker version of the GAT, then the black/gum version is a perfect choice.
A timeless and iconic design, this boot can be found anywhere and everywhere these days. But from Oliver Cabell, you’ll get to experience European excellence for $38 less. On sale now for $200, the Chelsea Boot in Cappuccino is a stunning piece of footwear that mixes its British roots with a modern Italian crepe outsole. Made from 100% pure virgin Heavea milk, this luxury boot even comes in a cotton dust bag for extra protection. Hand-stitched and lasted in Albacete, Spain, the Italian vegetable tanned leather has been crafted for comfort and class in mind. One reviewer went so far as to described them as being more comfortable than their sneakers. Incredible.
While the Phoenix is the cheapest option on the list, at the price point it’s more so a civilised Yeezy than anything else. The Phoenix rises to the challenge with this lightweight and breathable upper featuring a cloud-like cushioning sole, it’s an incredibly comfortable sneaker is designed for everyday wear. Made from 7 recycled water bottles, each 3D printed sneaker is not only environmentally friendly but is machine-washable too. Meaning that day one bright white colour might just last all year long.
The Wilson in French Mustard, is a high-top boot hand-stitched in Albacete, Spain. Featuring a midsole that’s remarkably low profile for a boot of this magnitude. Wilson is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for something both functional and stylish.