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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: fashion

14 Jan

HELM boots



In doing a random hotel search the other day, I came across a young shoe line called HELM.  HELM which is based in Austin, is designed by Austin-based designer Joshua Bingaman, hand-made in Istanbul, the leather comes from Holland and Australia, and the soles are from Italy and France.  When you wear these boots, which take 5 days to make, it’s sort of like having the world at your feet. Although the brand likes to think of it as if ‘you’re walking around in art.’

The HELM line is unisex; the Jarmon boots are what made me take notice of the line, and I want them!!  I think though that the line is a little too masculine to really be unisex, so the Jarmon or Jarmon Leather are the only boots I’d wear.  BUT I’d sure enough probably date the kind of guy that would rock HELM boots! ..they’re stylish, have personality, yet are solid and well made, plus there’s nothing like a guy who’s into their shoes!

For my New York heads you can find HELM boots at Dunderdon, they’re pricey so be prepared, but come on, they’re hand-made!

Visit HELM: helmhandmade.com/

Boots Featured:
Jarmon
Jarmon Leather
Emi Raleigh Denim
Emi Black
Timmy Bob
Poppy

i want it…

19 Jan

I have a habit of making up things (clothing items) in my head that don’t actually exist; I probably should have become a designer…hey it’s never too late.  Anyway, since last summer, I’ve been searching high and low for a pair of boots I had a dream about.  They were flat above the ankle lace-up boots, that were dark brown leather with cream canvas side accents, and a brown leather kiltie (the kiltie is optional though).  I don’t like to settle, but I thought i was going to have to resort to one of the high-end fashionable combat boots I’ve seen out.  But alas, the Sendra’s Old English Boot, it’s just about workable.  No cream canvas, instead blue suede, and no kiltie, but that never killed anybody. Sendra is an internationally respected shoe company, known for its amazing and super durable boots.  Which is great and all, but that $458 price tag made me go from a shoegasm to a heart attack! $500 is it worth it? hmmmm….