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Tag: Chelsea boot

Santa Came Early MTO

I was more than a little surprised when Santa Claus pulled up in front of the store today to deliver this pair of Edward Green MTO’s for Joe S. He’s a lucky man since he just had a pair of Arca’s delivered to him by Pierre Corthay earlier this month.

Joe placed this order for the Newmarket on October 28, quite good delivery on EG’s part. These are in black calf on the 888 last. A classic Chelsea boot if ever there was one.

Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots those timeless boots that bring back memories of the sixties, the Beatles, or the Rolling Stones. Chelsea boots quickly became popular with Mods because it fit in with their sleek, tailored look. Some varieties sported the so-called ‘Cuban heel,’ which was supposedly derived from flamenco footwear. Check out Ray Columbus and the Invaders on “She’s a Mod” not a great song but you get the essence of Mod style. Although the song grows on me and I’m very jealous of the thick heads of hair.

Sixties Chelsea Boots

Today the boot lives on in a more classic style that can be worn with a suit or jeans. We have two styles of Chelsea Boots at Leffot. The more traditional Church’s Amberley with its rounder toe and single pull strap,

Church’s Amberley in Black Calf

And the more contemporary chiseled toe model designed by Michel Perry for J.M. Weston.

J.M. Weston 631 in Black Calf by Michel Perry