Fairfax & Favor Chelsea Boot in Tan Suede
I had heard amazing things about these Fairfax and Favor boots and I had always admired them being worn by friends, so when my chance came to own a pair I was crazily excited (kid in a sweetshop excited!).
When they promptly arrived, the first thing that struck me was the love and care put into packaging them, you can tell these are more than just your run of the mill brown boots. These have been made with passion and British flair, and it shows. Each boots was wrapped carefully so not to mark each other in transit and the box its self was bubble wrapped.
Why the Chelsea Boot? I know Fairfax and Favor do many lovely boots including their long Regina boot, I took the season into account along with being fairly petite, this boot is so versatile and on trend the choice was easy for me. The Chelsea Boot comes in a variety of colours, Tan (pictured), Black, Navy, Chocolate and Brown full grain leather. All of which are classic and ooze class, I chose Tan as it was the lightest colour and with summer fast approaching thought this would be most appropriate.
What stood out for me was the boots leather sole, I really don't think you can beat a good leather surface to walk on, although leather can be deemed slippery, I have not found this at all, maybe I haven't been in the right terrain yet, or maybe they just adapt really quickly and become non slip... I'll keep you posted on this. The suede is soft and I can already tell they will mould to my foot to become more of a 'slipper' than a boot, comfort is a massive factor me over style, luckily this boot has both in abundance.
The boot itself is, I feel, reasonably priced for the craftsmanship that has gone into each pair, however, still at over £100 per pair its good to know they can be protected from day to day spills and accidents. Sold separately is Fairfax and Favors own protective spray, and all I can say is WOW, i'm not going to say any more on this, just watch this:
The fit I found true to size, I am a mini size 3 (36) and haven't encountered any obvious sizing issues, they fit snug which is a bonus for when the leather gives a little. These boots are made to be with you for a long time, so I imagine they become a better and unique fit after months / years of use.
In spite of being new to these boots, I love them, I still have a lot of exploring to do and adventures left to have in them, so stay close to hear how they wear over time. I have no doubt that if I look after them, they will look after me and be my next faithful foot companions!!!
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