The Famous Regency "Manchester" Boots!

Aug 24, 2015 4 comments
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 Yay for choice!


  1. 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.

    1. 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 :-)

  2. I can't wait! I love my Nankeens but these are so fun--and they look easier to lace, so that's a bonus. :D Fingers crossed for green or blue!


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