I really like that part of blogging where I get to find out about new brands that I wouldn’t necessarily know about otherwise – and then share them with everyone!
Seven Boot Lane was established in 2012 so is a fairly new kid on the (boot) block. Having taken a good look at the site, and having read the about page – which I think reveals as much about a brand as anything else – I didn’t hesitate in accepting their kind invitation to try a pair of their boots to feature on Style Guile. Actually that’s not strictly true, I did hesitate just to double check that they were absolutely sure and after they said yes, I went ahead and chose the Abella boots in black leather.
The philosophy behind the brand is really appealing. The boots are made in Spain by traditional craftsmen and women using hand finished leather. The brand sees itself as an “antidote to modern throwaway mentality” and it creates beautiful boots that stand the test of time both in design and quality. Available not only online, take a look her to find local stockists
With slightly sore toes today and with the rain lashing down, I thought that it would be a great day to put the boots to the test. As soon as I put them on they felt lovely – and this time I did double check to make sure that there were no cardboard inserts before wearing them for a whole day.
Testament to their comfort comes from the fact that I still had them on until it was time to go upstairs this evening to bath the youngest. Up until then I had avoided going upstairs for any reason as I didn’t want to take them off – cream carpets and rain swept boots don’t work. How ridiculous is that? I know, off the scale in ridiculousness but I didn’t really need to go upstairs for much other than the dirty washing and that won’t be going far.
Like many, I am a sucker for lovely packaging and these boots were certainly wrapped beautifully – it’s the small things that count!
As I opened the box, the smell of leather really hit me. I even asked our son (poor boy, he’s so tolerant) to come and smell them. When I asked him what they smelt like he said: “Proper boots.” So they got his seal of approval.
These give a good side view and an idea of the height of the heel (flat but not dumpy feeling) and the height of the boot too.
This is the tan version of the Abella boot, taken from the Seven Boot Lane lookbook.
I love the Annie in charcoal leather (£175) which also come in khaki suede. They have that fantastic slightly beaten up look which works so well with jeans and a leather jacket, with tea dresses and thick tights, or with a short dress and tanned legs for a festival in the summer.
The Alice charcoal suede (£150), which also come in sand suede are a great every day boot and are so versatile. A lovely alternative to leather, they add some texture to an outfit.
This photograph is taken from the Boots on Tour section on the Seven Boot Lane site, where people can post photos of themselves wearing their Seven Boot Lane boots, getting a chance to win a pair in the process.
The Angelica charcoal boots (£175) offer a lace up work boot that can be worn up or down. They’re a brilliant way of tapping into the grunge look, which is such a big look for the season.
See the Angelica’s on tour!
The Alabama in chestnut (£160) also come in black and there are biker boots, knee high boots and brogues too. There are so many lovely boots on the site that it’s hard to choose a favourite.
For anyone tempted with a lovely pair of boots from Seven Boot Lane, there’s a 10% discount for Style Guile readers, available with this special voucher below.