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On-the-Go Leather Care

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Three things to carry in your purse (or murse) that will help protect your leather shoes on the go, as told by our Customer Experience Lead, Yvonne.
When we say you can wear your Poppy Barleys from the time you leave for work in the morning to the hour you come home at night, however late that might be, we mean it. Their comfort is unmatched and they are designed with a classic aesthetic in mind. It makes them insanely versatile. The Tutorial: How to care for your leather shoes - Three Things to Carry in Your Purse (or Murse) However, as with all footwear, sometimes accidents can happen and you need a quick fix to get your shoes looking pristine again. Here are three things you should always keep in your bag for speedy, on-the-go solutions.
  1. Nubuck Brush: For nubuck and suede lovers, this is a must carry. Nubuck, like hair, needs to be combed out. If you find a bit of dirt on your shoes, gently comb it out with a nubuck brush. It will make your shoes look clean and neat.
  2. Collonil’s Shampoo Direct: The Shampoo Direct is your new best friend. With a fresh scent, this combination of highly intensive ingredients and an easy-to-use sponge applicator absorbs dirt quickly and cleans efficiently. Keep this in your back pocket for touch-ups, or at home for full-treatment regimes. Bonus: it can be used on all types of leathers, including our nubuck leathers!
  3. Cleaning Cloth: Leather shoes attract dirt. Having a cleaning cloth to wipe off dirt is a simple solution to maintaining great looking shoes. A perfect cleaning cloth comes in the form of a Poppy Barley dust bag (all Poppy Barley shoes come with it!). Alternatively, use any lint-free cloth.
Leather shoes feel and look great, but, as they're made of natural and porous fabric, care needs to be taken when wearing them. For all you crazy shoe fanatics out there, this is old news. For those of you experiencing #LuxuryForThePeople for the first time, keep these tips in your back pocket (or murse).

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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.