Not a great lover of Chelsea boots, though I have at least one pair as a lazy slip on: I'm a bit like you, in that loafers tend to either be too sloppy in the heel or too tight in the forefoot, and it's hard to find a balance. Still, that's why I love single monks.
But as Chelsea boots go...those are absolutely stunning. I love the shape and the medallion, but most of all, how they've made those panels of leather on the elastic like a lazyman. I wonder if that also makes the sides less "sloppy", by having several smaller pieces of elastic rather than one big one?
Anyway, great acquisition, Roger, those really are gorgeous.
Cheers Mimo - the things you like about them are the very things I like about them.
I generally shy away from Chelseas since every pair I've owned had the elastic make that "ruffles" effect on the top after I think some of the elastic rip from the ends. I wonder if the leather pieces help prevent this from happening... If so, those are a nice pair to try.
Thanks my man. The leather accordian (not sure if that is the correct term or even a term at all) is certainly a different execution than the usual elastic alone. It will be interesting to see how they hold up.
Thanks J - I bet they'd be sweet in brown. I had been looking for a dressy black bal-boot for some time, and when these popped up I thought they would serve just as well in that role.