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How to Store Your Boots For Summer

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When the sun is out, flowers are blooming and it’s time to switch over to your Poppy Barley flats, make sure to store your leather boots properly so they will be Fall-ready when September rolls around.
How to store your boots for the summer - via your boot experts, Poppy Barley

Here are a couple of simple steps to follow to keep your boots in tip-top condition:

  1. Gently wipe dirt and grime off your boots with a moist cloth. If you have salt stains, use a solution of water and lemon juice to wipe away the stains.
  2. Put some nutrients back into the leather by using a conditioner like the Collonil 1909 Leather Creme de Luxe. This will keep the leather supple.
  3. Spray the boots with a protector three times. Make sure to let the boots dry between each spray so not to damage the boots. Our full leather care guide is here.
  4. Check to see if your shoes need to be repaired. This is the perfect time to bring your boots to your cobbler to get resoled or treated so it is ready for wear once fall rolls around.
  5. Keep the shape of your boots! This step is important so the boots don’t wrinkle or crease. Stuff the foot of the boots with tissue paper and make sure there are no folds or creases. Use a shoe tree (or your old magazines) to keep the shape of the leg of the boot.
  6. Place your Poppy Barleys in a dust bag and a shoe box to keep the moisture away.
  7. Store your boots in a cool, dry place.
And voila! Your shoes will be ready come autumn. Alternatively, you could order your new Poppy Barley boots right now, and they'll arrive just in time for autumn. ;) Have any questions? Email our Concierge Team at concierge@poppybarley.com

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.



Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.