Nushu proffers bargain boots.

November 1, 2009
As fabrics go, suede has always appeared staid and too-traditional for my taste. It reminded me of native-American/Indian costumes and trawls through vintage and thrift shops that sold tat and smelt off, wherein there’d almost invariably be a collection of ill-fitting, too-rich brown suede jackets whose only chance of leaving the shop-floor could only occur if stock was being given out for free.
But River Island, of all places, has altered my opinion. Despite the majority of their stock being of the arbitrary-number-covered tees and shirts striped-to-the-nth-degree variety, their range of footwear by Nushu rarely fails to impress. I mentioned I finally caved re: quest for the boots and the below-pictured pair in deep chocolate brown is what sealed the deal.
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^ River Island/Nushu chocolate brown lace-ups
For €54 (sale price), these seemed the best available blend of chic and cheap. They’ll ensure you swelter rather than shiver during Winter, give you a few inches more in height if you’re that’s what you’re after and the resounding thud of each step makes you sound important, to boot (pun fully intended). It’s probably the most impulsive purchase I’ve made but has strangely proved the most sensible since they’ve not left my feet for nigh on a week now. Here’s how I wear them…
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Navy trousers from Zara, grey socks from M&S (best socks for a fiver going, by the by)
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Next on the AW list, a decent pair of desert boots…
  • ana November 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    incredible. how well do they stand up in rain? i might have to buy myself a pair. times like this i'm proud of my obscene, massive feet

  • IAMTHEANGELNEGRO November 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    COOL BOOTs!!

  • Cillian November 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Ana: Yeah they don't really like the rain but they don't seem too affected by it. And do, I think this may be my first ever "investment purchase"./

  • Blau von T November 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    im hankering after a new pair of boots from All Saints

  • Michael November 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Lets go desert boot shopping!