Perhaps the best feature of The Sunday Times Style magazine is “Skinted & Minted” (after Mrs. Mills, naturally). It’s immeasurably reassuring to know that that designer bag or those designer shoes are (in a slightly watered-down quality, somewhat altered design-wise – for copyright reasons – version) available on the high street for a fraction of the hefty sum that Lanvin or Dior may be requesting.
I’ve been in search of big, thick, fuck-off black boots for a while now and the usual haunts (Zara, Office, Topman…) just aren’t proffering the goods (well, they are, but all attempts have seemingly yielded naff results). So, if – by some v. odd twist of fate – you’re reading this Gemma Soames (or Claudia Croft, whoever’s now responsible), do please consider my problem for next week’s issue (and yes, I’m aware it’s generally an exclusively ‘women’s’ feature but I’m sure you appreciate this is a crisis).
I’m so considerate I’ve already tended to half the workload – below, the unabashedly luxurious leather numbers worthy of the “Minted” title…
^ Ann Demeulemeester Black Leather Lace-up Boots – the mid-calf height and straps have me hooked.
^ LD Tuttle Leather Elephant Stamp Boots – probably my favourite shade of grey. Also, these thinner straps lend a more streamlined look.