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Inspiration Notebook: The Downtown Boot

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Poppy Barley Made to Measure Studded Downtown Boots Introducing: The Downtown Boot, a charming take on the punk-rock trend. This is our edgiest made to measure boot style yet. In your choice of gold or silver, studding on the inner and outer leg and along the boot top trim pays homage to this season's loudest fashion moment. While you've always been able to colour block your Poppy Barley flats, adding colour-blocking options to our F/W '13 Flat Boots Collection means you can continue to create a look entirely your own—which is the essence of the punk-rock era.
Poppy Barley Made to Measure Studded Downtown Boots Fall Inspiration
But don't be afraid; how you choose to customize and style your studded boots drastically changes the message. It's all about your personality. Above, on our Polyvore board, we've chosen a Primary leather in Sand Grey, a secondary leather in Toffee, and Gold Studs. Pair these boots with a faux (or fo' real) fur vest, a sweater-dress, black tights, a cozy oxblood scarf, and a sleek leather-strap watch, and you're ready for a sophisticated autumn day-off.
Poppy Barley Made to Measure Studded Downtown Boots Punk Rock Inspiration
Don't be afraid to go literal, either. Select The Downtown Boot in a full Essential Black for both your Primary and Secondary leathers, and accent the trim with Silver Studs. Styling your boots with a red plaid skirt, leather vest, simple tee and rocker-glam accessories says you’re all about authenticity. These studded boots are bold and confident, and this season, unapologetically trendy.
Poppy Barley Made to Measure Studded Downtown Boots Fall Inspiration
Above, we've chosen a Primary leather in our rich, red-hued Kaki, a secondary leather in Essential Black, and Gold hardware, and paired it with a cream, cable-knit sweater, classic blue jeans and a long, wool biker jacket with leather accents. This look is now just a "nod" to fashion's latest punk-rock obsession. But that's not all: these studded boots are handmade to your exact measurements to fit your unique calf size, shoe size, foot width and boot height. Your measurements don't have to stop you from getting the look you want. (A little flashy for your tastes? Check out this style’s soft and elegant complement, The Uptown Boot.)

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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.