Yes, no or not sure?
Cowboy boots are filling all the fashion pages right now. Mmmmm, I am in the “not sure about that” camp. Full-on cowboy with stitching, embossing and V’ tops are something I might leave to the westerners amongst us.
That’s not to say I haven’t worn them and that is also not to say a pair hasn’t tempted me during my stays in Colorado. There is a shop, Kemo Sabe in Aspen, with the most amazing Cowboy boots of all time; I have tried them but come home empty-handed each year. Thankfully, because who knows how many outings they would have on the high street in London.
Right now, they are big.
As I waded my way through the Texan styles online I was surprised to see that many of the less urban, more cowboy styles have well and truly sold out. Those who live in Texas are not the only ones with an interest in this boot.
In the interests of disclosure, it is only fair to admit my past penchant for a cowboy boot. Yes, I wore them, loved them and thought I was pretty fabulous at the same time. If memory serves me well we were invited to a business dinner at a very smart and chichi New York restaurant. Those days a tiny frame helped. I wore a bronze coloured taffeta full skirt, fitted long sleeve black silk tee, wide embossed leather belt and a pair of extravagant cowboy boots, like this. The skirt was just above the ankle so I could well and truly flash their pointed toes and Cuban heels. Hindsight, probably a pretty strange outfit; at the time, it worked.
Fast forward a couple of decades and my tastes have changed.
I still pair the classic with the unexpected and I still love to follow the trends but the difference is I adapt. I don’t rush headlong into the latest and greatest without a thought. It’s also an impossible task – the body doesn’t allow such fashion forgiveness as it did back then.
Let’s work this trend to suit us.
I’m going to adopt a pointed toe and a Cuban heel but leave the wild, Wild West to the real cowboys amongst us. I could even take a few studs and a line or two of embroidery if discretion worked its way in.
Cowboy boots are a big trend – I will follow with my version, but cautiously.
These could work. xv
Cowboy ‘Style’: Yes, Very Sure
images, porter magazine