|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!