Carver Chelsea Boot Smoke Horsehide

Epaulet

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For over 150 years, rock stars and viscounts alike have called the Chelsea their own. First forged by Queen Victoria’s private cobbler, this revolutionary “elastic ankle boot” was designed to take the most in-demand dandies from full-gallop in stirrups to parqueted literary salons without breaking their stride. In the swinging 60s, the horse became a motorcycle and the destination was an underground club in London’s Chelsea district, but the essential versatility was unchanged.

The Chelsea is a boot for every scene and every century. The "Carver" is our sleek interpretation of this classic mainstay. Designed with a tapered last and comfortable blake-stitch construction, its versatile shape can be effortlessly worn casually or dressed up. Each pair is meticulously crafted in Portugal. This smokey grey horsehide has an incredible finish and look. Tanned in Portugal, its official name is "Couro Cavalo" The skin is taken from the front quarter and has both a high natural oil content and a signature small visible grain. The effect is slightly distressed and the hand is radically supple. This unique skin will age beautifully with wear.

Epaulet Chelsea Boots runs approximately one half size big. Order one half size smaller than your typical dress shoe size. For instance, if you typically wear a size 10D, you should order a 9.5D. For European customers looking at the EU size, we also recommend purchasing a half size down.

The Carver Chelsea Boot is made in Portugal using gorgeous full-grain genuine horsehide leather. This stunning leather has a soft finish and an extremely supple hand. The comfortable last has a sleek profile, and a tapered toe. The boot is made with traditional blake construction. The upper is connected to the sole and leather welt via a single interior stitch. This gives the boot exceptional lightness and comfort. The sole flexes freely as you walk and has almost no break-in period. These boots are fully re-craftable, and can be easily resoled by a cobbler when needed. The Italian-made rubber sole is water and oil-resistant. It has a durable lug pattern which provides grip on wet surfaces and protects the blake stitch as you walk. A kidskin glove leather liner extends throughout the interior.