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So what wellies to buy if Hunter is chavvy??!

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berri Thu 02-Dec-10 12:56:40

Was going to go for a nice navy pair but over on Chat the thread says that Hunter's are a big MN no-no!

So who does nice warm comfy wellies?

ragged Thu 02-Dec-10 13:00:42

What thread? What link? Are they mad? How can quality wellies which cost 3x more than standard price be considered bad taste?

KangarooCaught Thu 02-Dec-10 13:03:11

Hunter is only chavvy because they are worn by the massses. I like the black crocodile ones which afair Jimmy Choo designed.

Le Chameau & Aigle are particularly warm wellies but a bit ££.

tulpe Thu 02-Dec-10 13:04:14

Erm, I am sat here in my navy Hunters just about to take the dog for a walk. They are not in the least bit chavvy and neither am I. They are warm (neoprene lined), sensible boots which stand up the job (lots of dog walking through fields and woodland and chasing around after two DCs).

tulpe Thu 02-Dec-10 13:04:52

DH has Aigle wellies. They are not as warm as my lined Hunters

CHOOGIRL Thu 02-Dec-10 13:06:49

I have Hunters (unworn as yet) Am definitely not a 'chav'. If you want Hunters get them and don't worry about the opinion of a bunch of people you have never met.

berri Thu 02-Dec-10 13:07:46

Hmm good point choogirl...

dexter73 Thu 02-Dec-10 13:08:19

I really don't see how a pair of wellies can be chavvy?!

thumbplumpuddingwitch Thu 02-Dec-10 13:09:16

Umm, I don't care if "chavs" have hijacked Hunter wellies, they are not chavvy in themselves. Unless they are always spotless and worn by women who drive spotless 4WD - seeking the "look" but not ever getting muddy.

IDontLikeDisciples Thu 02-Dec-10 13:10:46

I can't wear wellies, I always fall over in them haha.

I have some lovely leather boots with fleece lining.

LemonDifficult Thu 02-Dec-10 13:13:27

No, no, no, no - Hunters are absolutely fine (I am very posh). Barbour are about the same price if you are really bothered.

noddyholder Thu 02-Dec-10 13:14:58

God they are wellies!I have had a navy pair for most of my adult life and am not a chav afaik!

berri Thu 02-Dec-10 13:24:48

grin at 'I am very posh'

Hunters it is then!

le chameau, but hunters aren't chavvy un;ess you wear them with something else chavvy. Barbour do wellies too......

woolymindy Thu 02-Dec-10 13:33:41


Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 02-Dec-10 13:36:05

At the grand old age of nearly 42 I've just ordered myself a pair of navy Hunters. Are they chavvy? Oh well, it's about time I had something of this nature in my wardrobe.

You watch - I'll be buying Uggs next grin

propercrimbo Thu 02-Dec-10 13:36:09

I have some Hunters which I love! BUT I also do ahve a pair of Joules Wellibobs, which are fur lined and especially wonderful for pulling on on a rainy day, not chav at all, but not mentioning my wellibobs on other gthread for fear of crossfire!! grin

RunforFun Thu 02-Dec-10 13:42:05

We a a multi welly family, and have the spotless 4x4 and the dog to compliment the look.

Somehow I dont ever seem to have ' that look' more of a run ragged type air ..

anyway, I digress, Hunters are fine but I had to buy the welly socks as my feet were never warm but I far prefer Barbour, comfy padded insoles, lovely.

bowbluebell Thu 02-Dec-10 13:44:20

They are only wellies! If you are using them for their right and proper purposes such as trudging on the beach in the winter, getting into the compost bin and tiptoeing through the cowpats, then what does it matter?

If you are wearing them as a fashion statement to wander up the Kings Road, then that's just sad.

DH has Le Chameau, I think that they are warmer than my Hunters but are quite tight at the top so when worn with cords, he looks like a bucolic SS officer!

All the really posh people I know, when actually in the countryside, seem to wear Dunlops from the local garden centre....

SaorAlba Thu 02-Dec-10 13:47:30

Spotted someone in edinburgh this week wearing
these wellies

Until I spotted the price, I would have been tempted to get a pair to match my Ness bag.

Meglet Thu 02-Dec-10 13:48:49

I wore my Hunters for the first time today.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Thu 02-Dec-10 13:50:37

Love love love Ness. My new favourite shop

traceybath Thu 02-Dec-10 13:52:50

Ignore them - they're not talking chav they're talking aspirational crap - honestly - if they walked round certain parts of Bristol they'd realise what is 'chavvy'. Horrid word anyway.

I have navy hunters because they're nice and fit well and never rub unlike most wellies.

DilysPrice Thu 02-Dec-10 13:54:38

To be fair the other thread is using its own, errm, unique definition of chavvy.

gregssausageroll Thu 02-Dec-10 13:57:16

FFS! So my list grows by the day because I now own:

A pandora
A Sweetie
A barbour
A pair of Hunter wellies

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