Saturday, October 20, 2012

Confession: I'm obsessed with Hunter Wellies

I know you're all well aware of my Hunter Wellies obsession. I currently own one pair, the original green in the Huntress style.



And they are outrageously expensive, but I really want another pair. I know I'm certifiable, but it's an obsession I tell you. I should be asleep right now, but instead I'm watching youtube videos about Hunter's. There's a bit of a following behind them, and if you live in a rainy/snowy climate like I do, then you'd understand why. They are very classy, and very quintessentially English, or New English depending on which country you live in. I don't really think my obsession with these boots is really any different than someone else obsessing over makeup or cat related things. Everyone has something they really love, my thing just happens to be rain boots. I do have an obsession with Rainy weather, and Rain gear, as I've blogged about in the past. I'm pretty sure I've also written about why it's Hunter boots that I'm so obsessed with, but if I haven't before here it is now, and if I have well bear with me.

I love Hunter boots because of their history, they're a very old company, and for a company to have lasted that long means that they are a quality product. The older a company is, the more I tend to love it, Macy's has been around since 1858, Tiffany's since 1837, Nordstrom since 1901. All three of those places are my favorite shops. (disclaimer I've never actually shopped at Tiffany's but I do stare at the website for hours). Hunter Boots was started by Henry Lee Norris in 1856 and the boots were made for Scotland's rugged terrain and unpredictable weather. While the materials they use to make the boots has changed as they've found better materials, the dedication to quality has not changed at all. A lot of people say the average life of the boots is 5 to 10 years which is amazing for rain boots, as most of them don't make it through spring. I have also seen reviews where people have said they've had their boots for 20 years and they're still in amazing condition. I think it all depends on how much you wear them, but the minimum I've read about is 5 years.

Another Secret: I have this image of myself in the snow on Christmas morning, wearing my Hunters with black trousers and a cream coloured cable knit jumper. And if you can't tell by my use of Jumper instead of Sweater and the u in Colour, that I also wish I were in England but that's another post. I need to get some of the Wellie socks Hunter sells for them, to make them extra warm for the winter. I'm actually really hoping for a cold snowy winter this year, just so I'll get some good use out of my boots.

I can't decide if I want a red pair, or a yellow pair, or a black pair. Actually I want them all, but that would be insane. If I bought either the Red or Yellow I'd buy them in the Glossy style, and the black I'm undecided between the matte and the glossy.  I think the Red ones would be great they make me think of Ramona Quimby who happens to be my favorite girl ever. I don't care if she's just a storybook character, she was my first icon. I wanted to be exactly like her when I was little right down to her Red Wellies, and I never did get my Red wellies, so I could be just like her. I think I like them best in the short style, with a pair of the wellie socks they sell, they would be perfect for stomping around in the snow.




I probably won't be able to get them until early next year, because they are something I have to save up for, but they are definitely on my wishlist. I know, I know I don't need them, and while I can come up with a bazillion reason why I need them, such as having another pair would greatly save on wear and tear on my other boots, but the reality is I just really really really want them, and they would make me smile every time I saw them, I get incredibly happy just looking at the pictures on them online. And really I think that's more than enough reason to start saving for them. I'm really hoping they'll be included in a Christmas sale at one of the retail locations that sells them. But even if I have to wait, it'll be more than worth it.

 

Disclaimer, there are affiliate Ads in this post, they were the easiest way for me to add pictures of the boots all I had to do was search them in the side of blogger and click add.