What was – and is – Swinging London all about? Sheer sartorial confidence! And with the DEE, our Strapped Chelsea Boot in Chocolate Suede, you’ll have it by the bucket load. The strap’s there to make sure your mojo doesn’t escape and stampede the ravers. Named for the late Simon Dee, frilly-cuffed Sixties icon, BBC and LWT chat show host, pirate radio DJ and dedicated follower of fashion.
Shipton and Heneage
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I wasn't quite sure on this one, but at this price, I thought I'd roll the dice - and it turned out quite nice! Great looking and fitting Jodhpur boot with a pleasantly warm, seasonal color. Good quality suede and nicely lined inside. The soles look to be a single, quality vegetable tanned leather which should last a good long time under normal usage. Even at this low price, drawbacks I can immediately see are few: the image looks to have a gold plated buckle, but the boot arrived with silver (I don't know why so many manufacturers insist on pairing brown leathers with silver metal). A Blake Stitched sole on a three-season boot seems counter-intuitive as well, as Goodyear would have been better on any boot even if it increased the cost somewhat. No "gentleman's corner" on the inside of the heel? -Shocking, my good man! Finally, on a quality boot, particularly in suede, I would have thought that such a manufacturer would have at least thrown in a shoe bag to help keep the footwear up to snuff for the long haul, and to protect their fine name! That being said, the fit is great and right on target for what I had expected from English sizing and manufacture. I'd give them a good suede protection spray right out of the box, a brush down after each use, and shoe trees to help keep their shape between outings (this is where the missing shoe bags would come in handy, hint, hint...). No discomfort or break-in issues right from the first day on the road. The boots seem a natural to pair with (dressy) jeans, cords, flannels, rat-catchers, or any sporty tweeds, but that's just me. Grab 'em before they're gone, people! Great job, cousins, I'll be back for more!
Shipton and Heneage supply the finest British and Italian made shoes. They are made to the highest standards of British & Italian shoe-making from top quality European leathers. Our quality traditional Mens shoes and Ladies shoes from our online shoe shop include Full brogues, Welted Shoes, Half Brogues, Chelsea Boots, Mens Loafers, Italian Loafers, Velvet Slippers, Fashion Shoes - we have them all...