The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) owns the Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boots in Conker. She first wore the brown leather boots in 2004 (pictured below, left. Image courtesy of Penelope Chilvers). According to British Royal Fashion Data (one of my favourite Twitter accounts), Kate’s worn the boots during nine royal engagements over the last 17 years.
About Kate’s Penelope Chilvers Boots:
Kate’s Penelope Chilvers Boots are made from Spanish vegetable-dyed leather. Kate wears the colour ‘conker brown’. The boots have a feminine appeal due to a special design feature: they’re cut close to the ankle. This gives them a sleek and elegant silhouette. In addition, the boots feature a scalloped detail near the zip, and of course, the hanging tassels. The boots are fully lined with leather and they feature a Goodyear Welted Commando rubber sole.
Where to buy Kate’s brown boots:
At the time of writing (Sept 2019), there are three different sized boots in the designer’s Tassel Boot Collection. There’s the long size (worn by Kate), which come in three different colours: black, seaweed and conker:
There’s also a mid-calf size and a cropped size. They come in a range of different colours too, including nut, seaweed and black/slate grey:
Finally, Penelope Chilvers has launched an ‘Inclement‘ version of the boots in various different sizes and colours. The designer made these boots to withstand the elements. They’re made from a waterproof combination of oiled suede, supple cowhide leather and a Sympatex inner membrane that is water-resistant, breathable and warm. The cut is also slightly different from the original tassel boot, you can find out more details on the Penelope Chilvers website.