journal: Chelsea boot

Edward Green Newmarket

The Chelsea boot traces its origins back to horse riding. They began as a type of riding boot also known as a paddock boot. In the 60′s they became a favorite among the Mod scene and today have endured as one of the most classic English boots.

Edward Green maker of extraordinarily fine English shoes produce the Newmarket Chelsea boot for Leffot in Burnt Pine Antique. This is a lovely medium brown tone that looks smart with just about any color it’s paired with.

The Chelsea boot was designed for its ease of slipping on and off. In addition the whole-cut forepart and elastic gussets Edward Green creates a boot that fits like a glove.

82 Last, Burnt Pine Antique Calfskin, Single Leather Soles

 

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Gaziano & Girling, Burnham & Rothschild

The Burnham, Chelsea boot is now in stock just in time for autumn. This is a classic riding style boot but G&G takes them to a new level. Unlike most Chelsea’s the Burnham is a wholecut boot made from a single piece of calfskin. It’s a formidable task to block the uppers on the last, and there is very little margin for error.

The result is a super sleek, elegant shape and a fit that wraps your feet like a sock. Made on G&G’s signature chiseled last these boot pack an awful lot of style.

Burnham TG73, Vintage Oak, Single Oak Bark Soles

The tasteful lines of the Rothschild are a thing of beauty. This sophisticated wingtip on the smart round DG70 last is in Vintage Cedar. The Rothschild is stunningly handsome a classic full brogue wingtip yet there is a wonderful balance about them. They pair beautifully with blue, grey or brown suits. And of course they feature the tapered waist and fiddleback oak bark soles a hallmark of the G&G collection.

 

Rothschild DG70 Last, Vintage Cedar, Single Oak Bark Soles

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The Alfreton

Our newest boot is the Alfreton Chelsea by Church’s. A new style for us and for Church’s, the Alfreton is made on the 105 last in black polished binder with diamond rubber soles. The combination of highly polished calf plus a raised and rounder toe box makes this Chelsea boot a more contemporary version of the classic Amberley.

These are also excellent boots to wear in damp weather as well since polished binder repels dampness and the diamond rubber soles will keep the bottom of your feet dry.

Church’s Alfreton 105 Last in Black Polished Binder and Diamond Rubber Soles

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