5 top tips when buying (and wearing) Chelsea boots

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Chelsea boots: popularised by the Beatles in the 1960s, and in fashion ever since.

Chelsea boots make perfect partners for a wide range of formal and casual outfits, surely deserving a place at the heart of every well-dressed gent’s wardrobe.

Instantly recognisable by their ankle-high fit and the elasticated side panels, Chelsea boots were invented by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker, J. Sparkes-Hall, in the 1850s as a hassle-free alternative to the tall, laced riding boots of the day.

Originally called paddock boots or jodhpur boots, they were relaunched in the swinging ‘60s when the Beatles, started wearing them on the famous Chelsea scene. With the celebrity seal of approval, Chelsea boots soon became the footwear of choice for mods and rockers alike.

Here are our five top tips to bear in mind when buying Chelsea boots.
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Our Facebook friends: we salute you

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Join us and our friends at Facebook!

We love to hear back from our customers. And when people take the time to send us photos and comments about what they’ve bought from Samuel Windsor, we’re doubly delighted.

So we’d like to say thank you to all our friends who take the time to comment and say downright marvellous things on our Facebook page. Our Classic Oxfords are described as “brilliant”, our style choices “fantastic”, and we ourselves as “amazing”. Gentlemen, you honour us.

We’re sharing a few of our favourite comments as a way of tipping our hat to you all. While maintaining our stiff upper lips, of course.

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Style tips for Awkward Autumn

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Autumn city style

Football’s back, the tan is fading and you’ve officially retired your flip flops for another year. Yep, it’s autumn, the awkward season; too cold for shorts, but still too warm to reach for your winter coat. You need to wrap up, but not so much you lose your cool. Just what do you wear to stay in style?

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