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Matchless Andrews Boots

20th January 2016

 

369 | Made in Italy | Calf leather 

 

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Nobody ever called us fashion junkies. That's because we buy our clobber mostly from our local army surplus store. And if that's shut, there's always Primark, Tesco or Shoe Zone. But these Andrews Boots from the fashion house, Matchless, have put a huge dent in our sartorial perspective and made us realise that we're missing out on something wonderful.

 

They're made in Italy (which is shaped like a boot). They're 100% calf leather (which is ethically pretty nasty, but stylistically and smellistically luverly). They've got rubber souls (just The Beatles). They have a high gambale (meaning the bit that covers your shinbone). And they feature laces at the front and a zipper at the back.

And the price? You don't want to know.

 

But just in case you really do want to share the secret thrill, it's 369, and that's a lot of money when Shoe Zone will flog you a pair of Far Eastern disposable toe-steamers and fungus factories for 19.99. Still, you can't put a price on another man's taste, can ya?


We're still not happy about Matchless buying the Matchless name and raiding the motorcycle heritage for a bunch of indifferent and trendy fashionistas. But we're done crying over it. The world moves on, brother.

 

These Andrews Boots are advertised as "biker style". But as you can see, they're more like something Indiana Jones might wear. They'll probably last a lifetime, women will probably kneel at your feet, and we'll never be able to wear DMs again without shame and regret.

 

So why are they called Andrews? Who knows? And who the hell cares? Not us.

 

www.matchlesslondon.com

 

 

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