Donald J. Pliner Chukka Boots at The Clotherie

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: They say that clothes make the man, but too often we see gents who don't apply that credo to their footwear. Thankfully, The Clotherie offers up trend-conscious shoe options that don't read too old or young -- just good looking. That's the case with these Donald J. Pliner lace-up suede chukka boots that toe the line between rugged and refined.

Where: The Clotherie at Biltmore Fashion Park

Cost: $325

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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