Timberland boat shoes: preparing for Summer

I have a confession: I’m impatient. And that impatience leads to a great many number of things, not the least of which is shopping a season ahead. Currently in Australia, stores here are providing their customers with what many a fashioniser would recognise as Autumn / Fall 2009. But a mixture of Internet shopping, frequent flyer miles, and random gifts in the mail means that next season’s threads are always on hand. And so a pair of Timberland boat shoes from their Earthkeepers ranges join my Tom Ford slipons as the latest addition to my wardrobe, as I kit it out for the season ahead.

timberland boat shoes

In part this is a conscientious addition to my wardrobe; these are the first shoes I’ve encountered with a environmental impact rating and details of carbon offsettings. To a much larger extent, of course, these boat shoes now have their own shoe tree in my house as a result of their sharp style. The white sole, contrast stitching and laces all set the tone for Summer, and set against the matt blue nubuck leather this is a pair of shoes that will sit perfectly with my usual Summer fare: white trousers and a striped blue and white shirt.

Available from Timberland.com and a host of shoe stores, it’s a shoe investment that will cost you $90.00 but is likely to provide a much greater return in the style stakes.

timberland boat shoes

timberland boat shoes

My apologies for the colour differences in the shoes might I add; I’m still finding my way around the Canon 7D.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is Fashionising.com’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of Fashionising.com’s co-founders.

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