I am not into the stylized look of skinny catwalk models from e.g. Ralph Lauren wearing riding boots - it seems like a sheer ostentatious act. But the riding boots used in terrain where one otherwise would have chosen a pair of Wellingtons or for a match of Bike Polo paired with a proper pair of gentleman's breeches I believe it makes reason.
Today the usual party went for a walk in the forest and meadows next to the largest creek in Denmark.The terrain is quite muddy and several paths have been flooded this time of the year. The temperature is warm for a January day - 5-6 degrees Celsius; During midday and early afternoon mainly blue sky with altocumuli.
Considering the grounds and the weather conditions I chose to wear a vintage Scottish Kilt Jacket, a houndstooth check hunting waistcoat, a pair of heavy twill riding breeches and riding boots.
|Watching my steps in the flooded meadow|
|Appropriate attire for the surroundings|
|The old preserved oak woods is during most of the year inhabited by hoofed creatures; cows.|
|A view over the flooded lowland and the creek|
|I have always liked the look of riding boots in the hallway|
|Nailed heels on the boots|
|The mahogany topped boots matches the hues of the fox|
|HRH Prince Philip wearing a pair of riding boots playing bike polo|
I have pinned a few photos of Gentleman's riding breeches and boots at Pinterest
|Chester Morris by Otto Dyar|