A.P.C. // still the best alternative, a definitively well-made classic
Rachel Comey // also a perennial cult favorite - i have a pair of her boots and it has aged well!
Ash // the Marant look at a fraction of the price - i've seen these in person and they feel quite well made
Madewell // a cool hybrid of the Marants and the APCs
a reader got in touch recently asking me about alternatives to the now-classic Isabel Marant dicker boots. every brand seems to have a version these days, but these are my picks. the originals are still my perennial favorite, but the lower-priced versions keep getting better, quality and materials-wise!
do you have a pair?