If you are planning to add anything to your closet this fall, may I suggest the Chelsea boot. Also formerly known as dealer boots, riding boot, jodhpur boots or paddock boots, the Chelsea is a tight-fitting, ankle-high boot that originated in the Victorian era and were first used for horse riding. The style was popular during the mod 60’s and has become one of the biggest trends this Fall.
Don’t be fooled by the other boots that are trying to pass themselves off as the Chelsea. Chelsea’s are: ankle length; have rounded toes, low heels; the vamp of the quarters meet near the ankle where they are joined together by a strip of vulcanized rubber or elastic; the strip of elastic extends to just below the ankle but not all the way down to the sole (just above the welt); the vamp and quarters are not sewn one on top of the other and are instead sewn together in one plain below the ankle. Source: The Chelsea Boots Guide — Gentleman’s Gazette By the way, these look really suave on guys!
First row: Suede Chelsea Boots from H&M $99 | Chelsea boots from Top Shop $90 Second row: Anatomy Chelsea boots from Asos $81 | Tan Suede Chelsea Boots $96 from Newlook.com Third row: Forecast boot $65 from Nastygal.com | Chelsea boots from Heels.com $55 Fourth row: Flat Chelsea Boot from Zara.com | Marco slouchy chelsea boots from Topshop $80