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For some, the mere mention of the shoe instantly conjures Dutch milkmaid / '60s hippie connotations, while others simply find the shoe downright ugly.
Personally, however, I find the shoe evokes a certain charm: the innocent simplicity of the materials (sylvan wood and leather) and palette (earthy tones) appeals during a period of recession, yet sex appeal can still be attained when worn properly - I'll be wearing mine in the summer with tanned dewy legs, tiny denim shorts and an oversized white shirt. As for which particular pair I'll be wearing, it's got to be this beautifully-made yet reasonably-priced pair from Jones Bootmaker, £65 (also available in taupe):
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