STEP TO THE BEAT
When the boy bands of yesteryear ditched the matching suits and started to make regular visits to Granny Takes A Trip, the go-to psychedelic boutique in swinging London, the only thing they didn’t need to trade in from their clean cut years were those short leather boots – a true testament to their versatility. If a piece in your wardrobe can take you from herringbone and tweed to something like this Granny Takes A Trip jacket owned by The Beatles’ George Harrison (below right), it’s certainly worth the investment.
Luckily, short boots are all over the place at the moment so regardless of whether your style is buttoned up or buttoned down, A Hard Day’s Night or Sticky Fingers, there are plenty of options to keep you on your toes this season and beyond. Check out the styles featured below and, if you need further convincing, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post where I’ll put together some ideas on how to wear them.
Clockwise from top: The Rolling Stones (Phillip Townsend), The Rolling Stones (photographer unknown), Jimi Henricks (photographer unknown), Stella McCartney faux leather boot with bit detail – $965 at Saks Fifth Avenue, The Doors (photographer unknown), Illustration by Michelle Ricks
Fig. 1: Jean-Michel Cazabat – call for details at (212) 431-0487, Fig. 2: Burberry pointed-toe leather ankle boots – $650 at Net-a-Porter. com, Fig. 3: Sam Edelman ‘Maddie’ kitten heel booties – $110 at Bloomingdale’s, Fig. 4: 7 For All Mankind ‘Emma’ flat booties – $295 at Shopbop.com, Fig. 5: Balenciaga ‘Beetle’ boot – $795 at Barneys New York, Fig. 6: Isabel Marant ‘Dewar’ suede ankle boot – $615 at Net-a-Porter.com