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are chelsea boots going a bit like the barbour....
Every woman and her best buddy seem to have a pair of chelsea boots now. Prepared to be shot down in flames but I'm not sure if they are going the same way as the barbour jacket type of thing where everyone suddenly a quilted jacket and now nobody does as they are done. I like the chelsea boot, I did the last time they were popular though I didn't have any. I picked up some tan ones from sainsburys for a real bargain, but I'm wondering whether to hang on to them. Apart from going under jeans I can't see them going with anything else. Worn with skirts I think is only really good on sylph like twenty year olds. Are they truly getting overdone now or genuinely an enduring timeless style?
I mean they have definitely been around for all that time and they are a classic shoe. I wanted some years ago but had less income then so never got any. These were such a bargain and sold out now so don't want to take them back and regret it! I think they'd be better for the school run on cooler spring and summer days. Maybe I could learn how to wear them with something other than my jeans. I haven't much space for one trick ponies! Plus I've love my knee highs for so long as they are so versatile I am not sure what to do with an ankle boot!
I've been wearing Chelsea boots for yonks and have no plans to stop. I see them as more of a classic like a white t-shirt than something like a quilted jacket which is very much associated with the Barbour brand.
I think there will be a year in the near future when sime people will studiously avoid them (think Uggs and Acne Pistols), then they will come back. My favorite pair of chelsea boots is a navy suede one from five years ago, I only like flat boots these days.
I've been wearing them for well over 10 years - mostly with jeans which means 3 or 4 times a week so I think I get good value. At the moment, I also wear them with tube skirts which you may not approve of as I'm 59, not 20 However my legs (from below the knee down) are still in good shape so I think it works.
I suppose they could become dated but they're very unshowy and under-the-radar plus unlike Barbour jackets or Uggs or Pistols, they're not identified with any particular brand which helps.... I'm going to stick my neck out and say I think they'll evolve rather than date.
Well I take your point one but its not so much being ahead of the curve so much as not being swept away with it as with the mmentioned jacket type. I liked what an earlier ppster said about them being not tied to brands. It's true. And yes, I want something cosy thats smarter than trainers. Nail on head there. I should just keep them they were such a bargain. It just means I own far more than far too many brown leather boots. Next I'll be afer a bloody purseto match!
I've got a black pair and an oxblood pair off the Next clearance pages, they are lovely and comfy, I hadn't really thought about if they were overdone, I will wear them til they wear out. They were £30 a pair and well worth it, I will have to see if I can get some nice dark brown ones in the clearance after Christmas.