BARNEY’S, New York, Black Suede Jodhpur Boot: 42.5D
€420.00VENDU à Monsieur R. S., Paris
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: Boots/Stiefel, Jodhpur Boots, Suede/Wildleder
600 Madison Avenue, New York
Black Calfskin Suede Jodhpur Boot
This is the true Jodhpur with strap, not the type with the elastic gusset, the so-called Chelsea Boot. Goodyear welted, fully leather-lined and made from Full-Grain Calfskin Suede. This is not only a most handsome and durable boot but, with its quick on and off zipper, a practical one as well. This is my personal favourite among the Jodhpur variations; simple, sleek and elegant. The slightly elongated toe shows as beautifully under trousers as under jeans. The substantial Goodyear welted sole and the ankle support of the high top give a sense of stability, standing or walking, that few other shoes or boots provide, and this boot is beautifully glove-leather lined..
Both the Jodhpur Boot (named for the Maharaja of Jodhpur) and the Chukka Boot derive from the 19th century British presence in India, and the discovery of the game of Polo in the 1850s by British tea planters on the Burmese border with India. The Jodhpur boot was readily adapted by the British at home for it handsome appearance and practical use on or off horseback. It quickly became a staple of the Gentleman’s wardrobe.
Barney’s, founded in 1923, was New York’s premiere luxury department store. It was known for introducing many major luxury brands, including Armani, Azzedine Alaïa, Comme des Garçons, Christian Louboutin, and Ermenegildo Zegna, to the US market. Like many brick and morter retailers, Barney’s failed to heed the movement of customers to the internet and has closed its doors forever. An excellent article on the closure and on the rapidly changing trends in fashion and shopping can be read in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/22/barneys-new-york-closing-luxury-industry
Size Details:UK 8.5E….US 9.5D…..European 42.5D, for the medium width foot.
Superb. very lightly worn. Sold without trees.