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Poppy Barley Weekly 19

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Poppy Barley Weekly 19

Another busy week! I (Justine) will start with design and product updates, since I have been immersed in that:

  • After a million years of development, we will finally be releasing The Contemporary Ballet flat this month at a special introductory price to thank you for your patience! Stay tuned! As always PB Insiders will get first dibs. (And for you bow haters - you know who you are - don't worry, we've added a non-bow, solid colour option.)
  • Help us finalize our Men's Collection, coming this November, by taking and sharing this survey! This will help put an end to our hour-long debate over details like - full leather or leather-rubber sole? Natural or black sole finish? etc. etc.
  • We're also working on our Spring Collection (polls to gather your feedback coming soon!) and have already received catalogues of Fall/Winter 2015 leather possibilities - making us feel split between three seasons.

Poppy Barley - Ankle Boots for Narrow Feet - The Chelsea Boot

In other news:

  • Our office is now divided by those who own the Poppy Barley Chelsea Boot and those who wish they did. (The Blue Jean Baby Classic Ankle Bootie is another office favourite.) Caroline and I are the cool girls so far ;)
  • We are so excited for The Founders Assembly happening this Saturday! If you missed the memo on what this event is all about, watch this.
  • Our experiments with offering the best shipping service continue - we are now getting bulk orders to Edmonton, are doing the handling ourselves and shipping them out via FedEx ground.
  • Kendall and I attend the Western Living Designers of the Year Awards in Calgary this Wednesday. Here's a look at how much fun we had. It was a great crowd of architects, designers, and creatives - some of my favourite people. (BTW - how does every architect have such great style?)
Poppy Barley: Custom footwear, ethically made. Factory shots in León, Mexico Poppy Barley: Custom footwear, ethically made. Factory shots in León, Mexico

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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.