Friday, 22 January 2016

The Crème de la crème of wellingtons: Le Chameau

The Crème de la crème of wellingtons: Le Chameau

From royalty, to farmers, to sailors, people are wearing Le Chameau boots. After seeing the elegant Kate Middleton wearing a pair of Vierzonord le Chameau wellies I thought ‘I have to try a pair’. Secretly, hoping I would be transformed into a Duchess whilst walking my dogs through the wet, muddy country side. Unfortunately, no charming Prince or fairy godmother appeared to rescue me from the wet winter. However, Le Chameau boots are sophistication, durability and comfort rolled into one and they are certainly saving my feet from the continuous downpours.


Starting their journey in a picturesque workshop in Pont d’ Ouilly. Le Chameau boots are hand
crafted by a Maitre Bottier (master bootmaker), with four years of training. There is heritage and prestige woven into the rubber of these wellingtons with the brand being founded in 1927 by Monsieur Chamot. After their beautiful craftsmanship they were sent to an English cottage in the heart of Wiltshire for my luxurious comfort.

The Viersonords are Neoprene lined so incredibly warm. In case, you do not know Neoprene is the material wetsuits are made of. For anyone who hasn’t been in a wetsuit, imagine getting into an English sea when it is only 15 degrees, cloudy and windy (a typical British summer) and not feeling cold. However, Le Chameau has a range of linings from leather, wool and jersey to suit all weather types. 

Price! These boots are by no means cheap. They really are the Crème de le crème of wellingtons. However, they are more than a worthwhile investment. They are a cut above other wellingtons and in my opinion are incomparable to Hunter wellies. Not to mention, every single one of your friends will be jealous when you can stay out for hours riding, shooting, walking or sailing without your feet aching. 

So measure your calf, pick your perfect pair and get ready to feel elegant because Le Chameau are the Duke of all Wellingtons (excuse the pun).

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