|Boots. Manchester Art Gallery. 1949.97|
Ladies, since several of you expressed that you’re not getting our updates on Facebook, I’m posting the results of the latest Exclusive Cycle 6 poll here.
Congratulations to the “Manchester” boots, which won the poll and will be our next Exclusive! These are seriously cool – Grecian-inspired sandals with lacing tabs and delicate silk ribbons.
The original boots are made of green twilled worsted wool edged with a darker green binding. They have a spring heel (slightly built up heel, but otherwise flat) and blunt toes without toe boxes. Manchester Art Gallery puts these around 1820, made by Ascott & Parnham, Nottingham.
|The maker’s mark on the insole.|
Our version will be cotton sateen, also bound in a darker color, lined in linen, and soled in leather. I didn’t want to limit choice concerning ribbon colors, so there will be a selection of colors to choose from for your lacing, when the boots become available to pre-order at AmericanDuchess.com. Yay for choice!
KimAugust 25, 2015 at 11:12 PM
I am enamored with the green and blue, but would only purchase one pair so did not vote in the survey. I have an outfit in including coat and bonnet, but GBACG tall ships and seaside events were cancelled. We need a bootable Regency event.
Lauren StowellAugust 26, 2015 at 1:02 AM
More bootable events, indeed! The green colorway is in the lead (as expected – the original colorway is always the most popular), so when they come available to order I hope you will indulge 🙂
CAugust 27, 2015 at 12:38 PM
I can't wait! I love my Nankeens but these are so fun–and they look easier to lace, so that's a bonus. 😀 Fingers crossed for green or blue!
UnknownOctober 8, 2016 at 4:28 AM
I would Buy a pair of Blue