The Chelsea boot was originally designed for the Queen Victoria upon her request, she wished to have a riding boot that would also be suitable for walking. The boot was designed to be easily slipped on and off, with elasticated side panels and a pull tab.
Nowadays, the equine boot has stepped out of the country side and invited itself into the city life of the modern gentleman.
The Mendoza is designed with a high ankle and a narrow leg opening to make the look of the Chelsea even sleeker. The last of the Mendoza is based on the classical Casa Fagliano polo boot with a diamond toe shape and a narrower forepart. The slim shape of the Chelsea is not as well adapted for wider feet.
Straight out of the box, the ﬁrst thing to do with your suede shoe is to apply a “suede protector” spray. The preemptive spray will partially water proof your shoes and keep a lot of the dirt and stains from sticking to them.
To maintain your suede shoe it is best to regularly brush them with a suede brush. Brush them while dry, do not press to hard and always in the same direction to keep the nap uniform. For more persistent stains that wont come off with the brush, use a suede eraser. Apply a light pressure.
To revive your suede shoe, use the steam from a kettle then brush the hairs with a rubber suede brush.
HOW TO STYLE
There is nothing like a pair of suede boots to spice up your winter look, it keeps your feet warm and adds texture to your outfit. The Mendoza is the ultimate work to weekend boot for style and comfort.
CONSTRUCTION & LEATHER
The Mendoza uses a dark brown italien Suede. The texture of the leather injects modern style with an artisanal feel. The Mendoza is Goodyear welted, in a true Casa Fagliano fashion and art of craftsmanship.
The boot is finished with a vibram rubber sole, with a dotted surface for extra grip on more slippery terrains.