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