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Country Gals, I need your sexy yet comfy welly recommendations........

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fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 07:54:31

So, I have got cheap wellies and they a very uncomfy so I am now moving to the wilds and need some wellies or country boots I can spend a lot of time in without the ouch and the cold and without looking completely awful! Not Hunters obviously because moving to the country and wearing Hunter wellies would be even too much of a cliche for me......

I also need a long raincoat, how can anyone get to 43 and not own a proper coat? hmm

Callisto Sun 19-May-13 08:55:43

Barbour do fabulous too and not just wax jackets.

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 08:56:54

You're fecking crazy. Op. get over the sexy welly thing

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 08:57:51

I don't think any of your new neighbours will be quite so interested in you as you are.


francesdrake Sun 19-May-13 09:01:46

I've got a pair of neoprene Le Chameau boots with a zip - not cheap, but I wear them every single day to walk the dog, the zip means you can get them on and off easily, the neoprene keeps your feet warm, the sole is good and grippy for mud/snow, they last forever, and they're strangely flattering, for wellies. Kate Middleton wears Le Chameau boots, if that makes them sexier, but to be honest, most people round here in the middle of nowhere wear LC because they last ages and are practical. That, or a £15 pair from Countrywide.

gindrinker Sun 19-May-13 09:01:58

Do they have to be actual wellies. I always think these sort of things look great on country types. I'm a townie so have no real idea!

Chanatan Sun 19-May-13 09:02:13

Do you actually want true wellies.I am a country girl and have given up on wellies and moved onto equestrian boots,I have toggi berkley atm,they warm and waterproof and dont look so bad if I nip to the shops wearing them.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 19-May-13 09:06:02

Agree with Dunlops. Much better than leaky Hunters, Joules, etc.

TSSDNCOP Sun 19-May-13 09:07:40

Evidently "ladies" that wear Aigle "ladies" boots can't have feet bigger than a ladylike size 7 hmm

VivaLeBeaver Sun 19-May-13 09:09:57

I walk for 90 mins a day in my Dunlops, a fair bit of it through a mud mire some weeks. They're plenty warm and comfy enough and I don't even do the carpet thing.....might try that though.

They ain't sexy though.
Cant say I've ever felt the need for sexy wellies but each totheir own. grin

CooEeeEldridge Sun 19-May-13 09:10:05

Hunters still v good in my opinion, my most recent pair that were bought only for festival use, have been worn non stop for 3 years and still going strong, my uber expensive Dubarrys split within 9 months!! Know what you're saying about cliche, I live somewhere where many people dress for the country but never actually set foot in a puddle, but they all wear le Chameu (sp?) now!

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:23:26

Nehru - play nicely

And actually I have no neighbours!

Oh is a 7 ladylike? hurrah, finally! And seriously what is wrong with trying to look nice, seriously not about other people just aware despite my very glamourous clothing choices I do actually have to be sensible about this - I type this as a woman who does not even own a pair of jeans..... change is a' coming.......

I have a pair of dunlops and they are horrid. I really will be setting foot in puddles honestly.

Callisto I will look into Barbour then - mine was a heavy stinky old thing that would never wear out enough to justify replacing!

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:25:28

Viva - I think I might need sexy wellies and a chunky built yet think skinned middle aged laydeeee who's looks really matter - trying to work out how I can slip my 1950's style into countrywear....... yes, probably a step too far

gailforce1 Sun 19-May-13 09:33:17

Hunters the most comfortable wellies I have ever worn. But quality is now an issue and I am returning a second pair today as they have cracked and split within a year. They are not warm enough for the winter so I have a different make that I can wear very thick socks with but they are not as well fitting as the hunters.

fishybits Sun 19-May-13 09:35:12

grin Fluffy

Sorry but It is too much to ask for. Muck boots are not sexy but they do the job. There is nothing amazing or stylish about cold wet feet.

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 09:38:16

There's only one person on this thread who knows what they're talking about and that's the person who said Le Chameau. Don't listen to the others - they know nada. Trust me on this - I know of what I speak. Hunters, Joules, etc will have you the laughingstiltk. People will point and stare. Aigle just about cuts the mustard but Le Chameau is where it's at.

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:38:47

Gutted - I really though I might be able to pull of country chic without looking like a towny wanker!!!! grin

Back to the drawing board........................

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:42:16

Yes Charliefox I would not ever wear Hunters or Joules.... awful imho... I would rather stick pins in my eyes than wear a novelty boot for instance (snob!)

I think I would have to sell a child on EBAY for La Chameau but Aigle seems to be not crazy price, posh enugh to be credible but not too posh I would look like a big towny tool who never steps in puddles... yes, I could be over thinking it grin

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 09:48:05

Fluffy, you need either this or this in your life. Teamed with your Le Chameau = pure country sexy bomb.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 19-May-13 09:48:12

It depends where you are doesn't it. Round here either Le Chameau or Aigle would have people thinking you were a townie wanker. grin

Its all muck boots or Dunlops. Anything else would be trying to hard and quite possibly Southern. shock

Nnone would care enough to say anything, not even to each other.....but it would me noticed.

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 09:50:42

They're not all £200+. These are gorgeous (pic doesn't do them justice)

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 09:51:57

Muck boots and the like would have people where I am thinking you were a Robinsons sales bin reject who wears pull on pink jods.

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:54:18

Its Wales..... does that make a difference. I am southern... does it show?

And honestly, without sounding like a raging welly narcissist, it's all about me! Not too clompy, fitted nicely on the calf, not having to sell small child on ebay to fund them, not green, warm and sexy

Yes, Charliefox - pure country sex bomb (but not in that jacket as arse has it's own postcode). For coat I am thinking long and swoopy.... [displaces yet more useful activity for house move....]

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 09:57:47

Charliefox - 159 quid though and not more aesthetically pleasing than these - I wonder if they are massively more comfy?

fluffymindy Sun 19-May-13 10:00:28

Oh look, slightly cheaper Le Chameau - they even use the word elegant to describe them

Ladyflip Sun 19-May-13 10:02:25

What's wrong with green wellies? Real farmers wear them!

Joules etc mark you out immediately as the sort of townie who has been inspired to move to the country and will make the locals roll their eyes when you pronounce "Gosh, did you know you can store apples?" Frankly they are only designed for jumping in puddles.

Aigle and Dubarry denote possible country heritage but also lots of money so the locals will probably still hate you.

Just stick to a pair of Safemaster from your nearest agricultural merchants with steel capped toes for when you get trodden on by a cow.

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