I do love the boots.
The boots, with the extravagance of the skirt and the tailoring of the jacket and tie, is fabulous.
Lace-ups or combats – whatever we call them – are here again this season in a big way. I don’t mean simply popular, I mean the chunkiness of the heel and soles are next level. If I was mounting a military operation or wanted to channel Frankenstein I might feel like going all out, but definitely not. A finer version, if that is the word, is my preference. These Dior offerings sit somewhere in the middle. They are wonderful and also offer a slightly higher finishing line which makes them look very good with skirts and dresses. They are an investment so if this style of boot is here to stay for you, they could be the ones.
There are plenty of other styles about at more moderate prices, which are also in the right feel.
I’ve had a scout around and made a list:
My selections err on the lighter side of combat heavy.
**Vince water-resistant lace-ups: A simple and practical pair of boots, which look exactly as, we want. Not too heavy and not too light.
**Jeffrey Campbell leather lace-ups: The snakeskin detail on the toe is attractive and sets it apart.
La Canadienne waterproof boots: velvety suede a la Chanel makes a pretty change
Rag & Bone combat boot: great shape and style but I’d swap the laces out to black.
All Saints Hiker boots: Slightly edgier with a glossy leather finish.
All Saints Zip boots: Get the look; wear the combat but without the lace.
For my vote? The Vince or Jeffrey Campbell. xv
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