|Tavistock Victorian Button Boots - new from American Duchess Historical Footwear|
|Functional and historically accurate steel-shanked buttons.|
Tavistock started as a request, of course, by rather a lot of you. When I hear a goodly number of ladies asking for the same thing, I will look into the availability of something like it on the market already. For the button boots, I only found "costume" versions, all with zippers up the inside, and none that really had that authentic look. It seemed like an insurmountable task, to do away with the modern technology and somehow achieve fit for a large array of different ankle and calf sizes, but then I thought, "if you can fit boots with a zipper, why not another kind of closure?"
|One of the gorgeous, local boots I researched at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon. I adore the two-tones and the spectator-y stylings.|
|Via The Met - 1883|
|My concept drawing|
|Sample 1 for Tavistock, from the old factory|
|One of the revisions to Sample 1|
We also created a new French heel for these boots, something more substantial and visually balanced with the rest of the design. It went through quite a few revisions...
|Development of our new French heels, from left to right|
|Original boot buttons|
|Tavistock from the side - this is the wide-calf version|
Pre Order December 3rd - 21st, 2012
LIMITED quantities available this time!