To a varying extent I’ve been a huge sneakerhead for the last eight years or so, following the general #menswear trajectory from Dunks to Jordans to Yeezys to Double Monks to Common Projects. For nearly a decade I’ve had a “rotation.” Shoes got worn but seldom more than once a week. Then, about five months ago, it all kind of stopped. My tiny apartment reached its saturation point, I decided I wanted one less thing to think about in the morning and something like 12 pairs of shoes ended up on the curb. One of the select few that stayed were A.P.C.’s newest suede Chelsea boots. I’ve worn them every day since September. They look good with anything (save for maybe shorts), they’ve aged gracefully and I haven’t had to tie my shoes in 120 days. In a year of getting rid of stuff, the APC Chelseas were my favorite purchase of the year by a mile.