Like Best Friends:
Chelsea Boots and Jeans.
Opposites attract. Just like the royal Chelsea boots and jeans, the quintessential work pants.
We think it sounds like a story where the working class boy runs off with the aristocratic beauty. But one thing is sure: both are essential in any wardrobe.
Women’s Chelsea boots from the long-standing British company Church’s.
Levi’s 501 re-interpreted by designer Junya Watanabe.
Australian Cowboy Boots by R.M. Williams, made of one piece of leather.
Hand-made jeans in the workshop of the same name in Raleigh, North Carolina.View
Developed in the court of Queen Victoria in 1830 by her cobbler, J. Sparkes-Hall, the ankle-high shoe boasted the then-innovative elastic side band. The half-boot developed further in the 1950s from formal shoes to the favorite of a new generation. The aspiring artists who frequented Chelsea made the shoes so popular in the media that they came to be known as «Chelsea boos». Later, the Beatles and Rolling Stones helped to popularize them world-wide.
Jean stand for a sense of freedom like no other piece of clothing. The break-through came with patent number 501 during the American gold rush. The robust cotton pants with the rivet reinforcement was a symbol of hope right from the start. After WWII, the fame of stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean helped to firmly establish their cult status.