Chanel clogs with and without flower
This week I have been on a secret mission, to view a pair of Chanel clogs. The thing is they are being produced in such limited numbers they will never hit the shop floor in the UK. In fact they will never even make the window display. So not only will most people not be able to buy a pair, they probably won’t even get to see them! This brings with it a few problems, yep I am at the top of the pre-order list but I had only seen the clogs on the runway, and guess what? Of course the retail clogs aren’t going to be exactly the same! Even Chanel doesn’t have pictures, only descriptions of each style to be produced. I have my eye on either the plain black leather or the suede black with white poppy flower – both low heel.
The pictures above are the closest I have seen. As they are so limited they are being shipped individually from Paris so even though I have my name down for both styles I won’t actually get to see them both at the same time to compare, I have to chose before then! I have at least been able to now go and view the first pair to arrive, they were a half size to small so I have to wait for my size to come in, but they were in the black leather. What are they like? For something so simple as a pair of clogs they are AMAZING!
A pile of the runway clogs
Anyway, this is where I need your help! The leather will come in first, I can buy these and be happy, or I can not get them and wait for the suede with flowers. But not having seen the suede I can’t say which I prefer and I can’t afford to get both.
On aesthetics alone I would choose the flowers, they were the ones that had me dashing to pre-order right off the runway. But having given it some consideration I am wondering if the plain clogs will be much more versatile. I know the flowers will look amazing with dresses, skirts and shorts but will they be too much with trousers (the peg leg kind I wear)? Also what about winter, will the flowers work with winter wear or will they look daft and too summer? Also practically suede with white flowers are not going to withstand any rain! But the flowers really do make them stand out as an amazing piece of Chanel.
How to wear Clogs:
If money were no object I would also love a pair of the white high heeled ones, worn here by Garance so fab for evening!
Although it pains be to give publicity to Jeff Campbell (and other “designers” who just produce copies yep Sam Eddleman, Jessica Simpson et al), I totally understand that people need a clog fix that won’t break the bank. So my top picks are th J. Campbell high clogs rrp approx ┬ú100, and the Zara low heel rrp approx ┬ú70.
(So sorry I didn’t note now half the image refs for this post as it wasn’t intended to be one- but they include Garance Dor, Vogue, alltheprettybirds.blogspot.com)
I don’t know, come on guys which would you choose?
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