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Margaret Howell Cropped Chelsea Boot, £425. Image/

With fashion week coming up, the arrival of Spring/Summer collections, and my impending trip to New York, I have been thinking a lot about my wardrobe, what to donate, what to wear, what to pack, you know – frivolous ‘first world problems’ type shit. I got this email the other day from Margaret Howell. Well, when I say I got it from Margaret Howell I mean that I’m subscribed to their mailers, so I got one of those, and within it was a pair of chelsea boots.

I’ve always liked the idea of a chelsea boot. They’re practical, there’s no lacing or any of that nonsense, they’re classic, can be worn with a multitude of wardrobe items. The issue I have with most, is the shape. I don’t like them too pointy, I don’t like them too round. As someone with short legs, the height they go up your ankle is something I’m wary of. For a fussy person like me, there’s a lot to consider. The Margaret Howell pair look like they fit the bill. At £425, they’re not exactly a steal for most people (including me), but sometimes it’s nice to window shop online for things a little out of reach.

That big spiel leads us to here. A post on the best pairs of chelsea boots to buy, for people with disposable incomes.

Happy Friday readers.


Acne ‘Jensen’ Leather Ankle Boot, NZ$655 (approx). Image/


Church’s Beijing Leather Chelsea Boot, NZ$612 (approx). Image/

The above are guys ones, but if you’ve got big enough feet (like me), you could get the smallest men’s size.

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Saint Laurent Leather Rock Leather Chelsea Boots, NZ$1260 (approx). Image/