It’s been an age in developing our recreation of the famous Manchester Art Gallery c. 1820 Grecian booties. Voted as our Cycle 6 Exclusive, the Manchester Regency Boots are finally…finally!…finally! available to order!
One of the reasons these booties took so long to prototype is because I wanted to be sure we got the color just right. The original boots are made of a wonderful olive green worsted, bound in darker green petersham ribbon. Now, for some really weird reason, olive green doesn’t seem to be in fashion this year, so finding that correct hue took a lot of back and forth. Throw some holidays in there and things slowed down pretty quick.
|Manchester Regency Boots in blue with silk ribbon laces in goldenrod.|
And I’m so proud of these! It may have taken a long time, but we didn’t compromise on these boots, and the results were well worth it.
The Manchester Regency boots are made of cotton sateen and bound in contrasting petersham, lined in twill with a facing of leather for reinforcement, and soled in leather with a built-up heel like the originals.
The Manchesters come with standard boot laces and you also get a pair of silk ribbon laces in the color of your choice. The silk ribbon is hand-dyed bias-cut ribbon, with enough length for the laces as well as little bows or rosettes for the vamps, if you so choose.
|Manchester Regency Boots in olive green with silk ribbon laces in cerulean|
As with all Exclusives, Manchester Regency Boots are available by pre-order only. That is, we make these to order, and they are not part of our regular range.
Each pair of Manchestesr is hand-made for you by the master footwear craftsman in our workshop, one at a time, start to finish. These are very special and very rare pieces, available only through this special order.
Learn more about our Exclusive line here, and be sure to follow American Duchess on Facebook to participate in the Exclusives polls. Remember that Exclusives are returnable, exchangeable, and qualify for EasyPay layaway (woo!).