Chelsea Boots

Chelsea Boot is footwear which has recently become very much in demand again. The Chelsea boot became an iconic fashion statement in the 1960s, but these understated slip-on ankle boots originated in the Victorian era. Also know as dealer boots, Chelsea boots are easily identifiable by their elastic siding, which runs from just above the welt to the shoe’s top. Theses boots are closely fitting ankle boots which can be worn by both men and women. The original purpose of these boots was for horse riding. They were easy to slip on and off, but provided excellent stability and were also very functional. Their main fashion comeback was in the 1960s. This was a catalyst for their popularity, and they’ve become a big part of people’s association with 60’s fashion.

These timeless boots are still very popular among the smart young things of today and have become something of a style institution, which would have pleased the style-obsessed and peacock strutting Victorian dandies to no end. Chelsea boots can be found in leather, synthetic materials, suede and even hardy fabric material. And the most popular style of these boots usually come in the traditional colors of black and dark brown. These are the traditional styles, however there are more varied styles that can be found too. It really depends on the clothes you will be wearing them with. If it’s more formal attire you’ll be wearing then black or dark brown is the best choice. However if you’re wearing a Chelsea boot with casual clothing then it’s fine to choose more exotic and elaborate colors. These boots are also perfect for colder weather or when the rainy season is upon us. You won’t have to worry about not getting your feet wet or arriving at work or a business meeting with soaking wet shoes and feet. A point to keep in mind though, is not to wear suede boots during wet weather.

Jeffery West Muse Hi-Shine Chelsea Boots

ASOS ALEXI Brocade Chelsea Ankle Boots

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Chelsea bootis classic and you will find that they are not only smart looking but also very durable. You can wear them with or without socks and this makes them very versatile.  And for those who want to wear any business suit, these Chelsea boots with black ones will work well. Another area of more formal wear they work well with is outfits for formal events such as weddings or funerals. Yet getting them to work as part of a smart casual outfit demands a little more effort. A sleek casual smart look would see you wearing your boots with a dark pair of straight legged jeans a casual shirt and a suit jacket. A slightly less smart and more casual look would see you replace the shirt with a plain tee. Or, you could wear a casual shirt or tee with a jumper and the jeans or a pair of corduroys. After all, these timeless boots are still very popular among the smart young things of today and have become something of a style institution, which would have pleased the style-obsessed and peacock strutting Victorian dandies to no end.