Friday, 18 February 2011

An English boot in New York

As we're on matters lost in translation, I've been meaning to mention that on a recent post-snowstorm trip to New York I saw more Hunter wellies than I've ever seen before in one place. About 1-in-5 people were wearing them - for real. To think that a boot invented by Kate Moss to be worn by urban hipsters whilst picking through the mud of Glastonbury should do so well in Manhattan!

One other thing. Whilst wondering the streets, I noted a strange lack of cheese-cutter tweed caps - surely it's only a matter of time. I offer this advice to Britain's hatters: ramp up production, call Barneys and hold on to your, er, hats.

5 comments:

worm said...

did kate moss invent hunter wellies?? Is there no end to her talents?

Gaw said...

She may have had a hand in the tweed cap too.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Up north here we have us heads in us caps.

Gaw said...

Or heads in your hands?

Brit said...

I saw some at Dyrham Park at the weekend. There are two types of bloke at National Trust properties: the Lord of the Manor wannabees wearing hunter wellies and your caps; and ones dressed as if they're about to ascend Everest rather than stroll around the grounds of a country house.