Hessian boot

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Synonyms for Hessian boot

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

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The Hessian boot, worn with breeches, had a heavy metallic braid that was unsuitable for the new trend of wearing trousers.
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.
Pry--whose catchphrase was 'Hope I don't intrude'--wore striped trousers, hessian boots, a blue tail coat, black gloves and a cream top hat, and would deliberately leave his umbrella behind everywhere he went so that he could return and eavesdrop.