Thanks to Isabella/Susan for sending me the link to this wonderful item of male attire. As you’ve heard us mention/complain from time to time, men’s historical clothing as well as info about same are not so plentiful as information about women’s. This dress boot was new to me, and I do agree with the anonymous Cavalry Officer that it’s a great concept. Also great looking. I would wear these!
The photo is courtesy the Victorian & Albert Museum, and you can learn more about this item by visiting the site here.
The description is from a delightful book, The Whole Art of Dress!, by a Cavalry Officer, 1830.