Monsoon Season | The Aigle Ecuyer Slush

An equally English (by way of the French), yet non-Wellie solution for the Amazonian weather systems on the Eastern seaboard: Aigle rubber riding boots.  Handcrafted in France since 1973, they're fully waterproof, really, really look as leathery as rubber can and will cost you $195.  Pricey, but when it rains everyday...

(Francesco Maglia umbrellas - like my new brown and yellow striped one from Rain or Shine on 45th Street - are quite nice, too)

16 comments

  1. These are my favorites, I have - don't snicker - a pair of J. Crew Wellies that I also love on the farm, and of course Hunters still top those but these boots are both functional and stylish - something we horse people are not really known for...

  2. David says:

    I can only imagine what one's feet might look like after a few hours tightly encased in these things - you'd probably have to cut your socks off!

  3. erica says:

    i have a pair of aigle parcours, which are by far the most comfortable rain boots that i own. these are beautiful, though.

  4. They're a must!! They make splashing in puddles so much more fun!

  5. David says:

    No no no! This man made the welly famous and these are the welly of choice for the discerning: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/18/article-1097085-02D7AEC0000005DC-311_468x625.jpg

  6. That umbrella looks like it was made of silk tie fabric!

  7. Great way to look chic even when soaking wet!

  8. Great way to look chic even when soaking wet!

  9. I have the shoes, and I love them.

  10. Mrs. B - it's some rain-friendly synthetic of sorts, but it really, really does look like tie fabric!

  11. Dickie says:

    These are way hotter: http://www.aigleboots.com/Large_pictures_horseback.html#TXTOBJ7D554552D222FD0

    (sarcasm)

  12. DEAR H H

    The boots are perfection.
    Their proportions and the silhouette are superb.

    They are the real thing--authoritative/

    They have integrity and they look as if they would last a lifetime. Cheers, www.thestylesaloniste.com

  13. DEAR H H

    The boots are perfection.
    Their proportions and the silhouette are superb.

    They are the real thing--authoritative/

    They have integrity and they look as if they would last a lifetime. Cheers, www.thestylesaloniste.com

  14. pavlova says:

    First things first --- Congrats to you and Porter for the NY Times article --- what a great surprise when I opened the paper on Thursday! Next...David, that photo is marvelous -- everyone should take a look at the his link.

  15. Hi -- i just found your blog. Awesome one! Good luck on getting the Mad Men role -- it's one of my favorite shows!

  16. HH,

    Are the boots in the photo the Ecuyer or Jumping model?

    +Spencer

    www.ArchitecturalAntiqueReview.com