I forgot to mention the boots, from first glance you think the patterns were part of the pants, but they’re part of the boots and I just noticed that when looking at it closer. It’s a nice seamless blend.
Let’s compare and contrast…each pair is great in its own way; particularly favor the boots, which probably take a functional item–they have a definite hook-and-ladder quality–as far as it can go decoratively.
Love it! That’s the first pair of tuxedo slippers (I think that’s what they’re called?) I’ve ever seen that I thought looked cool and appropriate for outdoor wear…The boots are very pecheur/marin . I think Coco Chanel would have liked that you’ve included them here…
The boots look suspiciously like Valenki, which are Russian wool felt boots sometimes paired with galosh-like bottoms. They remind me of serfs and all things peasant-like, so it will be interesting to see if they take off, fashion-wise.
How great. A day or two before you posted these shoe pictures I turned a corner on upper Lexington Avenue and spotted a window full of these whimsical Beligian slippers. Wanted a pair then and there and made a note to return during business hours. Love love love your blog.