Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Devotte FW '08, Part IV: My Other Brown Boot

Devotte. I Know. Rustic Brown.




My sister, Jennifer, knows a thing or two about collecting quality, beautifully constructed boots. She has a collection of vintage boots that anyone would envy. In fact, when I visit her apartment in Los Angeles, I deliberately take the time to troll through the rooms, looking for discarded treasures: a pair of vintage wedges in the perfect golden-beige shade, or possibly a pair of her boots. How a girl in constant 90 degree weather could, or would need to, own that many beautiful pairs of boots is presently beyond my grasp.

The I. Know boot is a worthy rival to my sister's collection. Frankly, I hesitated in putting up these pictures of the I. Know. They don't do this boot justice; the details on this boot--button and pintuck detailing on the back of the calf--make this timeless piece special. The lines of this boot are sleek and fluid. The rich rustic brown leather has the kind of slight variation that you can tell will weather beautifully with time; the heel--a little over two inches--elongates, but keeps the shoe functional, which, by the way, is Nancy Kim's signature, as she designs for the women of NYC.

Don't dawdle too long, as I have a feeling Jennifer is going to want a pair for her collection.

7 comments:

allison said...

I love these! Where can I find them? I've looked all over the internets. Le sigh.

SOTTO said...

We have a few pairs in stock. We just put them up. Sorry for the delay.

Trinh said...

now THIS is a beautiful classic boot I could own for many years to come. I luv the edgy grandma boots too but I need this. Too bad you don't have my size 5.5 :(

KATLIN said...

I don't so much as a "you're a militant" response, but more of "you think you're better than me" response, or that I'm a know it all! Haha. Anyways, though boots are bomb! Too bad it's too hot in Hawai'i to wear them! Do you guys ever order size 5 shoes?

SOTTO said...

Oh, I have been called "militant" by some questionable folks--that word exactly. It is pretty funny, but then again, not really.

We haven't carried size 5 shoes in the past. I think Devotte has 5.5 in some styles. I could always do a "special order" and you might be glad to know that Devotte's SS '09 line is very Egyptian (and droolworthy).

Anonymous said...

Pretty boot. I never knew I would like pintuck on boots but I have been convinced.

Joanna Goddard said...

love.