Since I started this blog in 2007, it’s been easy to keep track of when I’ve purchased clothes or accessories, but anything pre-2007 can require a bit of guesswork because I wasn’t taking deliberate “outfit photos” back then.
For instance, I knew I got these Jil Sander boots before I left the corporate world in 2005, so, to be safe, I’ve been dating them back to 2004/2005.
It turns out that they are older than that! I recently stumbled upon this photo of the brand-new boots in 2002. The late, great Mr. Chubbs is seen contemplating their beauty.
The reason the boots warranted a special photo was explained in this 2009 outfit post:
“I originally tried on the boots at Bergdorf Goodman, but the last pair was half a size too large for me. I became determined to get those boots. After calling all the U.S. stores I could think of, I called the Jil Sander office, where I was told there was no hope. No boots for you! However, nothing inspires me quite as much as someone telling me there’s no hope. I started calling stores in Europe. Ultimately I described the boots to bemused but helpful Harrods sales associate, who sent them on their merry way to me.
Sometimes I think that I should put the energy spent on something like tracking a pair of boots into more important endeavors. But then I think, ‘Nah.’ Unimportant endeavors need love too.”
And here’s a #ThrowbackThursday outfit photo from that same 2009 post.
I must say that I’m liking my hair in that picture. Anyway, I’m delighted that this particular boot mystery is solved. Maybe I’ll be able to pin down my Helmut Lang boots next.