When people talk about Chelsea, one might imagine a blonde girl with blue eyes, or perhaps Chelsea, New York. But when people talk about the Chelsea, it’s the traditionally black leather, closely fitted, ankle-high boot.
If you haven’t been introduced to Chelsea, please proceed to read on below.
With all the credits and thank you gestures to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker, J. Sparkes-Hall, the Chelsea boot was born in 1851, and later became an iconic element during the MOD era in the ‘60s.
With a noticeable comeback that has been served on many runway shows by various designer houses, the Chelsea boot has been and is a celebrity favorite. With a unisex character, the Chelsea boot has been worn by the boldest such as, John Lennon, Kate Moss and many more.
With the Chelsea boot you can never go wrong, at least Saint Laurent’s creative director, Hedi Slimane didn’t. Opting for the Beatles inspired Chelsea boot that is distinguished with a Cuban heel, Slimane incorporated a lot of Chelsea boots in the menswear collection, and that truly highlights the importance of you owning one.
Mostly popular in leather and suede, the Chelsea boot is to be found anywhere and everywhere. With an immortal modishness, the Chelsea boot is the best investment one shouldn’t hesitate to approach, don’t you want to feel like Sir Paul, or look like Kate?
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