Champagne Tastes: Ann Demeulemeester Triple Lace Boots

I’m following the lead of A-Dubs in today’s edition of Champagne Tastes and dreaming big.  Usually I lust after things that I could conceivably (sort of) afford to buy but that I cannot reasonably justify buying because either the price or the object, or the price of the object, is simply too much.  Of course, this leaves room for sale and serendipity to collide and sometimes my beer budget can overlap with my champagne tastes.

I’m fairly certain that won’t happen this time.
How I would wear them: Well, first I would need to decide whether I wanted the flat black or the stacked-heel oxblood.  Although this is The Fantasy Wardrobe League, I don’t think that even I could conceive of owning two pairs of boots that are so distinctive and so similar.  I’ve been wanting a pair of flat, black knee-high boots for a long time and I think that the practicality and versatility of a pair of wear-anywhere boots would win out.  Then again, I could seriously kick ass and take names in those heels.
I would wear these with just about every skirt I own but I think they would look especially awesome with this skirt.  I would wear my black cigarette pants tucked into them, and maybe I would even venture into overdyed skinny jeans territory, which I would be able to wear because I would have to give up eating for a while if I bought these boots.
Unfortunately, I’d probably also have to buy the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Thursday Sword Dress, because how could I resist how awesome it would look with these boots and this cardi (because I don’t do bare shoulders in the classroom)?



Reasons to hestitate: I’m pretty sure these boots are from 2008 and so no longer available.  I’m also pretty sure they cost about 2008 dollars.  Seriously,2008$.  That’s entering A-list celebrity territory and they don’t have an A-list celebrity category in my profession.  That I’m aware of.

Also, given the way I swan through my days, I’m fairly certain I would trip over the shoelace yardage on these babies.  Either that or I would get them so hopelessly entangled that I would become trapped in my boots forever, just like Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes.  A less graceful version, obviously.

What do you think, StyleNation, are knee-high lace-up boots missing from my wardrobe, at any price point?
Are they missing from yours?

N.B. Obviously Ann D and Viv did not compensate me in any way for this post.  As noted above, I am not on the A-list.  Yet.

31 thoughts on “Champagne Tastes: Ann Demeulemeester Triple Lace Boots

  1. Pingback: Boot Porn, by any other name would smell as sweet | In Professorial Fashion

  2. I don't think there's a zipper. Clearly these boots are meant for someone with leisure or a personal assistant or very likely both. Those Fluevogs are amazing. I think Boot Porn should be a new category of post.

  3. Do you have to tie all those laces every time (a la the Fluevog Chinoa, which is my lace-up black boot covet of choice) or is there a hidden zip entry? Because I could see that taking a long time to tie.But yes, knee high lace up boots, I would like some.

  4. I love the vibe of these boots, but I can't imagine climbing into them and out of them. I mean, that's a commitment. Once they're on… goodness, they're on. But they have such a cool edge to them (and they'd work with my bigger calves) that I do dream of them.

  5. Oh goddess, these are soooooooooooooooo beautiful. BEAUTIFUL and COVETABLE and ABSURDLY EXPENSIVE. 'Such a perfect Champagne Tastes post, wein. Also, those who've posted links are so verrrrrrrryyy evil. Evil.

  6. Sal's really evil because of her Miz Mooz contest post, which made me look at the Miz Mooz lookbook, which made me covet the (surprisingly affordable) olive green Miz Mooz Orso, as well as the Bloom in red, which I had forgotten about as one of my boot lusts from last year. Thanks Sal!

  7. I want the black ones, but only if they have a zipper. I do not have time for all that lacing. Now I'm going to follow all those links others have posted, because I've been resisting boots since August and I need to torture myself about it some more.

  8. ooohh…golly, I don't think we should be the people answering that question! Wouldn't most of us say BUY THEM!!!! at least I would. I am not a good influence.I don't like how the brown boots are attached to the heel though. They look like they're not on there correctly or something. The black books are fab. I'd buy the black ones in an instant.

  9. I know, right? I am also lusting over the Charles David Regiment. Have you seen the Frye Melissa? Also drool. But I'm on a shopping ban, out of necessity, not out of the goodness of my heart. Canada should be happy I didn't take my brain to the US but instead they are hunting me down like a dog in the streets. I should have taken my brain out of the country. Then I could have ordered new boots from Endless.

  10. I want a pair like this so bad. I have, um, muscular calves and many zip up boots do not fit all my fabulousness. You would obviously look amazing in either pair. I'd recommend that you not buy the flat ones over the tacked heel. I like the stacked heel, but after walking for 4 hours straight in my "athletic" soled boots last weekend, I've been loving on flat boots.Ooh, Sal is so bad! I'll take the Charles David Regiment or the Rockport Leidens… Or the Frye Veronicas. DROOL…

  11. I am going to be embarking on a Boot Quest soon (with my birthday money) – how much do I love those? Wow…I couldn't pay that, though. No.Edit: another size 9.5-10 here!

  12. They are fabulous boots. Lace up boots enhance all wardrobes but they have to be flat, fierce and durable. These mighty girls tick all those boxes. $2000 is a lot, and if they came with the personal assistant I'd expect laundry & menu assistance as well as boot lacing. Still – they're gorgeous. This county votes yes for your lace up boots.

  13. Do the boots actually come with a personal assistant? Because that might be worth the cost. It's too bad you don't wear a 10 (you don't, do you?) – if all of us size 10s in Stylenation went in on a pair together… well, it'd still be too expensive for me.But you probably should get some knee-high lace-up boots anyway.

  14. Very fine boots, D.M. I understand the salivation. But $2,800? That must be the currency in another universe.I have a pair of knee high lace-up boots from Earth that are several years old now & never worn outside. Not yet at least. Maybe this is the year to sic them on the world.

  15. I don't think there's a zipper. Clearly these boots are meant for someone with leisure or a personal assistant or very likely both. Those Fluevogs are amazing. I think Boot Porn should be a new category of post.

  16. Do you have to tie all those laces every time (a la the Fluevog Chinoa, which is my lace-up black boot covet of choice) or is there a hidden zip entry? Because I could see that taking a long time to tie.But yes, knee high lace up boots, I would like some.

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