frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! At last I've got something of definite worth to publish under a Guy Day Friday heading. It's enough to make me chortle in joy!
Actually, I have two items of note. So let me start with the lesser of them. Last Friday I mentioned that one of the more popular clog boots of the current fall/winter fashion cycle was the Lynnea style from UGG Australia. This shearling lined calf-high boot has cropped up frequently in several of my Celebriclogs posts, and I seem to run into it quite often when trolling the blogs of shoe-loving fashionistas. If you haven't kept track of the sizing policies at UGG, let me point out that they thoughtfully manufacture their women's footwear in sizes up to 12. Which any eager male clog fan will tell you is a size that sometimes works. When I posted about the Lynnea last Friday, 6pm.com was selling them for $119.99 with free shipping and a 30 day money back guarantee. I was on the fence about whether to take advantage of the great price, but with a little goading from Tea, a clog fan who's been loving her Lynneas in the muck and mess of her Milwaukee winter just north of me, I took the plunge. As she put it in her comment,
Lindsey: I feel it's only fair to reciprocate on the clog-pusher front. The Lynneas are perfect. They are perfect, I tell you.
In the face of this honest assessment, I was helpless to resist.
The chocolate burnished flavor had been calling my name ever since I laid eyes on that dark wood sole and contrasting toe so I grabbed a pair in a size 12, and when they arrived in just two days' time, I ripped open the box and discovered with delight that they were indeed perfect. Perfect on my 11" long feet. Perfect under a pair of cords. Perfect for keeping my toes warm in this chilly time of year.
Thank you, Tea, for encouraging me to give this style a try. It was advice well-heeded. In fact, I have a business engagement downtown on Friday, and I'm seriously considering this pair of clog boots to carry me there.
I have to mention that I did just check the 6pm.com listing for this style, and there are still a wide range of sizes and colors available. But the price has inexplicably rised to $139.90 for most of the listings and $149.90 for the cinnamon burnished range. Odd, no?
But that's just a footnote to the real story I wanted to share. A couple weeks back, the folks at Sven Clogs honored me with a pair of shearling boots. I showed them off proudly on Every Clog Has Its Day. And the next thing I knew, one of my regular readers, Glenn, wrote to tell me my post had inspired him to pick up a pair of Svens for himself. Wrote he,
Very cool! I'm glad you jumped on the Sven's bandwagon. It's been my clog of choice for years. They fit great, they have loads of choices and options, and great customer service. I am eagerly awaiting my own custom pair to arrive tomorrow. I can't wait.
I can't either! What'd he get? What'd he get? According to Glenn, he wanted something similar to the Swedish Hasbeens jodhpur boot. And the folks at Sven did their best to accommodate him.
Rest assured pictures will be shared when they become available. But I hear from Glenn that he went with a black leather short boot on a black base. The cut of the shoe portion is a traditional clog style, but the boot shaft is adorned with a strap and buckle and a pull-on tab at the rear.
And what did he think of them once they arrived?
They look great, fit great, and feel fantastic. Maybe only someone like you would understand but I love the feeling of the leather around the ankle, pulling up the zipper when putting them on.
Oh, my friend, I don't think you and I are the only ones who enjoy that sensation!
He also wrote,
Your blog makes me spend money. It's not really my fault!
Well, I've heard that from other people, too.
[On my feet as I blog: right this very minute? My olive green shearling Sven clog boots. No clog fan should face winter without a pair!]