As ubiquitous as a scarf and gloves, once upon a time the humble welly was the staple fashion accessory of farmers, not any more, over the last few years they have become a must have fashion accessory.
The Wellington boot is a type of boot based upon leather Hessian boots. They were worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel “Wellington” boot became a staple of hunting and outdoor wear for the British aristocracy in the early 19th century. They are no longer associated with a particular class and are common in contemporary society among farmers, hunters, outdoors enthusiasts and others.
Green Wellington boots, introduced by Hunter Boot Ltd in 1955, gradually became a shorthand for “country life” in the UK. In 1980, sales of their boots skyrocketed after Lady Diana Spencer (future Princess Diana) was pictured wearing a pair on the Balmoral estate during her courtship with Prince Charles.
If you want to know more about the history of the welly click this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_boot
We are thrilled to be bring wellies and matching brollies (wellington boots and umbrellas to be proper) to our online emporium, and Gail has chosen two very distinctive sets that are cool, fashionable, stylish, practical and affordable.
We asked why she chose these very unique styles:
” I was at a trade fair earlier this week and fell in love with the two choices I made for www.oceanj.co.uk. The ‘sea bird walking’ set (above) has a cool and oceanic feel to the pattern, perfect for a site called OceanJ and I can see this set with matching umbrella suiting our clients who enjoy a day at the seaside, ambling along a deserted beach with the waves lapping gently at their ‘welly protected’ feet and the ‘sea birds walking’ with them umbrella just in case rain happens along the way.
‘This design (above) called ‘wherever I wander’ is perfect for city life with the fabulous floral design they are cool and edgy with a dash of city glamour, yes you can be glamorous wearing wellies. Hunter set the trend for wellies as a must have fashion accessory and I am thrilled that I’ve finally found some that suit our shop perfectly.
‘The difficulty I have is that I love walking on the beach with OceanJ boss Saffy, and I like to wander round the city too …. looks like I will be purchasing both sets”
I hope you enjoy this new addition to our site.
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