The Chelsea Boot – From the Beatles to Star Wars
When it comes to shoes, there aren’t many out there with a history as interesting as the Chelsea Boot’s. Not only is the design over 160 years old, it has had some rather interesting moments in its lifetime. Here is where it all started –
Post War Popularity
During a war, fashion isn’t the first thing on people’s minds and as to take a back seat. This was the case for The Chelsea Boot but things quickly picked up where they left off. The 50’s and 60’s were very eventful decades for the boot. It also picked up its name in the 50’s after it became associated with the popular Kings Road on Chelsea. Originally designed for royalty, now it was being worn by music royalty from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles. The ‘Swinging Sixties’ was well underway and The Chelsea Boot became one of the most iconic fashion items to have.
In 1977, the first Star Wars was released. Believe it or not, the shoe plays a bigger part than you probably may have realised. If you look closely enough, you’ll notice that the Stormtroopers are wearing Chelsea Boots. They are dyed white of course to fit in with the rest of the outfit.
A New Dawn
Chelsea boots have been in many style magazines on and off for the past 30 years but recently, we have seen them come into the limelight again. Most highstreet shops have a variation of a Chelsea Boot in their store and you’d do well to walk through a town centre without spotting a pair. There is also a market for bespoke, high quality leather Chelsea Boots and this is where we come in.
Using Full Grain Italian Calf Leather and Goodyear Welted Construction, we believe that our Chelsea Boot is the best in the business, comfortably. Italo is a walnut colour and comes with a hand-brushed finish. With a full leather lining, heel and sole and insole, you won’t find a better Chelsea Boot on the market.