When people talk about Chelsea, the mind might imagine a blonde girl with blue eyes or perhaps Chelsea, New York. However, people might just be talking about the Chelsea boot, which is the traditionally black leather, closely fitted, ankle-high boot.
With all the credits and thank-you gestures to Queen Victoria’s shoemaker, J. Sparkes-Hall, the Chelsea boot was born in 1851. It later became an iconic element during the “mod” era in the ‘60s.
The boots have made a noticeable comeback, having been displayed on many runway shows by various designer houses. The Chelsea boot has been a celebrity favorite. With a unisex character, the Chelsea boot has been worn by the boldest figures, such as John Lennon, Kate Moss and many more.
With the Chelsea boot, you can never go wrong—at least Saint Laurent’s creative director, Hedi Slimane, never did. Opting for the Beatles-inspired Chelsea boot that is distinguished with a Cuban heel, Slimane incorporated a lot of Chelsea boots in the menswear collection, and that truly highlights the importance of you owning one.
Mostly popular in leather and suede, the Chelsea boot is to be found anywhere and everywhere. With an immortal modishness, the Chelsea boot is the best investment one can make. Don’t you want to feel like Sir Paul or look like Kate?