It's hard for me to write 5 Bootwear Trend posts in a series. I'm getting sidetracked by the "Evolving Influence" IFB Conference and the streetstyle photos I took this week. I just downloaded TweetDeck and so I'm feeling pulled in a lot of different directions.
Ok, real quick, before I mention the 3rd trend --
I want to add a follow-up post to the first MOU post where I pose the question: How in the world does one keep these boots clean?
Especially when at times, the streets of NYC look like this:
Good thing Shana from Mou-online.com contacted me in response. MOU Boots are reasonably priced (at $415 on Net-a-porter.com) which is hard to find when you're looking for quality fur boots. The cheaper, faux fur boots tend to look poorly made. Then the really classy fur boots are expensive to say the least. MOU Boots on the other hand are well-placed on both spectrums.
And it's really quite easy to keep them clean: Treat them just as you would if the animal was still alive!
1- Using a bristle comb (or horse brush), brush along the nap.
2- For heavy soiling use a mild shampoo sparingly with warm water and a damp sponge.
3- Wipe down, rinse and repeat with clean water.
4- Towel dry and air-dry naturally.
Don't try to invent alternative methods because you might do some serious harm to the boots. I never recommend putting an animal in a washing machine or a dryer on high heat, so it follows that a pair of boots made with real goatskin and shearling fur shouldn't be washed that way either.
You're going to have to buy some proper mild pet shampoo. I use Earthbath on my pug at home. It's pet-friendly: "People Tested. Pet approved!"
Perfect for cleaning your all-fur boots.
(Please, no mean comments - I really hope you can read my sarcasm in between the lines)