Hessian boot


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(19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

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I could tell you that the first Duke of Wellington NOT I EASILY DISTRACTED, BUT EACH DISTRACTION IS FULLY AND I ,,,, THE TYPE MIND DOES EASILY FORGET instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St James' Street, London, to modify a leather hessian boot.
Previously the trend had been for breeches which were worn with something called a Hessian boot but these boots had a curvy turned-down top which made them awkward to wear with the trousers which were gradually replacing breeches.
The wellington is a type of boot based on hessian boots worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.